Items Tagged ‘Supportive Care’

January 26, 2011

Social Support May Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes

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Social well-being during the first year after a breast cancer diagnosis may have a beneficial effect on cancer outcomes. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. A diagnosis of breast cancer often affects a woman’s quality of life, but it’s been less clear whether quality of life affects breast cancer outcomes. Quality […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Carcinoma In Situ Breast cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, Supportive Care, Supportive Care Breast Cancer


November 30, 2010

Xgeva Approved for Patients with Bone Metastases

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Xgeva™ (denosumab) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of bone complications such as fracture in patients with bone metastases from solid (not blood-related) cancers. It is not approved for patients with multiple myeloma or other cancers of the blood. Metastatic cancer refers to cancer that has spread […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Management and Prevention of Bone Complications Supportive Care, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Metastatic Stage IV (D) Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Supportive Care


April 28, 2009

Zyloprim®

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: allopurinol (al-oh-PYOOR-in-ol) Trade Name: Aloprim®, Zyloprim® For which conditions is this drug approved? Allopurinol is FDA approved for management of patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and cancers who are receiving cancer therapy that causes elevations of uric acid levels in association with tumor lysis syndrome. What is the mechanism of action? Allopurinol works by […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, Supportive, Supportive Care, Z


December 4, 2008

Zyloprim®

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Class: Supportive care Generic Name: Allopurinol (al-oh-PYOOR-in-ol) Trade Name: Aloprim®, Zyloprim® For which conditions is this drug approved? Allopurinol is FDA approved for management of patients with cancer who are receiving cancer therapy that causes elevations of uric acid levels in association with tumor lysis syndrome. It is important for patients to remember that physicians […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, Supportive, Supportive Care, Z