Tag Archive | "cetuximab"

Cetuximab plus RT linked with high toxicity in head and neck cancer

Sunday, December 13, 2015

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Source: www.cancernetwork.com Author: Anna Azvolinsky, PhD The combination of radiation therapy plus the EGFR inhibitor cetuximab had higher rates of acute toxicity among patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) compared with radiation therapy plus the chemotherapy cisplatin, according to results of a phase II trial based in Italy. […]

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Follow-up by advance practice nurses improves care for patients with head, neck cancer

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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Source: www.healio.com Author: Anthony SanFilippo The launch of an advance practice nurse outpatient follow-up clinic improved symptom management for high-risk patients with head and neck cancer following radiation therapy, according to findings from a study conducted at Cleveland Clinic. This initiative led to fewer ED visits and hospital admissions, results showed. “These results are significant […]

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Keytruda doubles efficacy of only targeted therapy for head and neck cancer

Thursday, June 11, 2015

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Source: www.curetoday.com Author: Lauren M. Green The immunotherapy Keytruda (pembrolizumab), in a recent study, proved twice as effective for the treatment of head and neck cancer as Erbitux (cetuximab), the only targeted therapy indicated as a therapy for the disease. The multisite study offers the largest experience to date of how immunotherapy can be deployed […]

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Merck immunotherapy appears effective in head and neck cancer – study | Reuters

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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Source: www.firstpress.com Author: Bill Berkrot   A Merck & Co drug that helps the immune system fight cancer was about twice as effective as the current standard therapy for patients with recurrent or advanced head and neck cancers, according to study data released on Friday. A quarter of the 132 patients who received the drug, […]

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AACR says that new drug may assist therapy for Head and Neck Cancer

Monday, September 22, 2014

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Source: hcplive.com Author:    THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The investigational drug alpelisib (previously known as BYL719) appears to inhibit activation of the pathway that leads to resistance to cetuximab, an anti-epidermal growth factor receptor agent used in the treatment of head and neck cancer. These findings were presented at the American Association […]

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Targeted radiation, drug therapy combo less toxic for recurrent head, neck cancers

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Source: medicalxpress.com Author: University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Patients with a recurrence of head and neck cancer who have previously received radiation treatment can be treated more quickly, safely and with fewer side effects with high doses of targeted radiation known as Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) in combination with a drug […]

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Docetaxel regimen tops cisplatin in head and neck cancer

Saturday, July 19, 2014

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Source: www.cancernetwork.com Author: Anna Azvolinsky, PhD A phase II study has demonstrated that combining docetaxel-based chemoradiotherapy and the antibody cetuximab postoperatively in patients with high-risk squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck led to improved disease-free and overall survival, with no unexpected toxicities. The results of the study were published in the Journal of […]

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An effective and well-tolerated strategy in recurrent and/or metastatic head and neck cancer: successive lines of active chemotherapeutic agents

Saturday, July 12, 2014

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Source: 7thspace.com Author: staff The combination platinum, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and cetuximab is the standard first-line regimen of recurrent and/or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Due to the toxicity of this treatment, alternative therapies are often offered to patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the overall survival obtained with a […]

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Lower radiation dose may be given to HPV-positive head and neck cancer patients

Friday, June 20, 2014

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Source: Vanderbilt University Published: June 19, 2014 By: Dagny Stuart   A new study suggests that lowering the dose of radiation therapy for some head and neck cancer patients may improve outcomes and cause fewer long-term side effects. The research was presented by lead author Anthony Cmelak, M.D., professor of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer […]

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Low-dose IMRT may be safe for patients with HPV-positive head and neck cancer

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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Source: www.oncologypractice.com Author: Laura Nikolaides Lower-dose radiation therapy may be safe for some patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer, decreasing the risk of often long-term side effects, such as trouble swallowing, dry mouth, loss of taste, neck stiffness, and thyroid problems, investigators reported at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. […]

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