Tag: adjuvant chemotherapy

Is Chemo Dose Too Low?

Patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) who are also obese have a poorer survival than those who are not obese. A new study suggests that they...

IL-6 Levels Predict Distant Breast Cancer Recurrence

The inflammatory cytokine interleukin 6 may be a biomarker for distant recurrence of breast cancer among patients treated for stage II-III HER2-negative disease, investigators have...

No Benefit in Cervical Cancer With Adjuvant Chemo

One of the top presentations at the top cancer meeting this year has negative results — but this abstract is “very important,” says Lori J....

Quicker Fertility Rebound in Young Women With Breast Cancer

For a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer, the prospect that the treatment needed for the cancer may irreversibly impair fertility piles on distress. A...

Better Survival With S-1/Docetaxel in Stage III Gastric Cancer

A new recommendation for the treatment of patients with gastric cancer has been proposed on the basis of final results from the phase 3 trial...

New Standard Emerges for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

A new approach to the treatment of patients with high-risk, locally advanced rectal cancer reduces the rate of treatment failure, and may also increase rate...

Even More Women May Forgo Chemo for Breast Cancer

More women with early-stage breast cancer may safely forgo chemotherapy, suggests an interim analysis that had a median follow-up of 5 years of the large-scale...

Adjuvant Systemic Chemotherapy Tied to Better Survival After Resection of Colorectal Peritoneal Metastases

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Adjuvant systemic chemotherapy following resection of isolated synchronous colorectal peritoneal metastases is associated with improved survival compared with active surveillance,...

Support for Chemo in Some Older Women With Breast Cancer, Comorbid Conditions

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Adjuvant chemotherapy can improve overall survival in elderly women with node-positive, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer and multiple comorbidities, according a...

Does Obesity Reduce Drug Efficacy in Breast Cancer?

Obesity has been shown to have an impact on the risk of developing breast cancer and on prognosis. A new study suggests that it may...

CRC With Peritoneal Metastases: CRS-HIPEC Refinements

Patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) who have peritoneal metastases should only be treated in a specialized referral center and given systemic chemotherapy before cytoreductive surgery...