A phase II/III study is under way to evaluate the use of IP chemotherapy
following neoadjuvant chemotherapy
in ovarian cancer patients.
The scientists compared each patient's genetic profile with his or her progress against cancer while getting chemotherapy
Initial studies of patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancers typically looked at chemotherapy
alone, and the results were disappointing.
Applebaum said she was off chemotherapy
by June 1997 after tests showed a dramatic decrease in the tumors in her liver.
-induced neuropathic pain can be caused by certain chemotherapy
drugs, including taxanes, vinca-alkaloids and platinum-derived treatments.
Hypothetically, excess NOR1 protein could help limit cancer, particularly because much of chemotherapy
is designed to induce apoptosis in malignant cells, says study coauthor Margaret A.
Further induction chemotherapy
was planned, but the patient died of infection before it could be initiated.
After one year, 78 percent of those receiving Herceptin and chemotherapy
were alive compared with 67 percent who received chemotherapy
He and his colleagues studied 49 women who received 3 or 6 months of chemotherapy
for early-stage breast cancer.
Through word of mouth - much of it started by Schleich - several other people have come to Fink for help getting through chemotherapy
The evaluation of SIR-Spheres microspheres with bevacizumab in combination with newer chemotherapy
agents marks a major step in the treatment of advanced liver tumors," says Kennedy.
The researchers treated more than 300 patients who had large B-cell lymphoma, giving about half of them intravenous rituximab plus an infusion of four standard chemotherapy
from a hormonelike substance that occurs naturally in humans, succeeded in quickly boosting depleted blood platelet levels in chemotherapy
However, 18 percent of study volunteers with higher amounts of the proteins and no follow-up chemotherapy
had their cancer return.
Historically, tumor responses to second-line chemotherapy
are between 6 and 30 percent and most patients survive for less than 6 months.