Tag Archives: Chemotherapy

Tata Memorial Hospital begins clinical trial to reduce hair loss due to chemotherapy

Mumbai: Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) has started a clinical trial using technology to minimise hair loss due to chemotherapy in cancer patients. The trial is being led by Dr Jyoti Bajpai, associate professor, medical oncology, TMH.

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Baby born from ovary frozen in childhood

London: The first woman to have an ovary frozen before the onset of puberty has given birth to a baby boy, said doctors at University of Leeds.

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Precision medicine test helps guide breast cancer patients’ chemotherapy decision

Washington: One of the earliest widespread applications of precision medicine in cancer care is helping patients and physicians decide whether chemotherapy is needed, a new study finds.

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New drug found more effective for chronic leukaemia patients

New York: Older adults with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, a type of slow-growing blood cancer, may have a better alternative to toxic chemotherapy as their first treatment, results of a phase three clinical trial show.

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Prototype lab in a needle could make real-time, mobile laboratory testing a reality

Washington: Researchers at Houston Methodist, along with collaborators at two major Singapore institutions, have developed a lab in a needle device that could provide instant results to routine lab tests, accelerating treatment and diagnosis by days.

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Researchers hope to use artificial intelligence to improve breast cancer patient outcomes

Toronto: Western University researchers are working on a way to use artificial intelligence to predict a patient’s response to two common chemotherapy medications used to treat breast cancer – paclitaxel and gemcitabine.

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US FDA approves new drug treatment for nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Varubi (rolapitant) to prevent delayed phase chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (emesis).

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Combining chemotherapy with an immune-blocking drug could stop cancer growing back

London: Giving patients a drug that blocks part of the immune system from going into overdrive might help prevent cancer coming back in some people, according to research published in the journal Cancer Research.

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New drug combo could make cancer more sensitive to chemo

London: Combining chemotherapy with new drugs that target a protein that helps cancer cells to withstand chemotherapy could drastically improve treatment, according to research published in the journal Cancer Cell.

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Less intensive chemo avoids irreversible side effects in children’s cancer

London: Children with a rare type of cancer called Wilms’ tumour who are at low risk of relapsing can now be given less intensive treatment, avoiding a type of chemotherapy that can cause irreversible heart problems in later life.

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