Tag Archives: Chemotherapy

Proposed Treatment Guidelines for the COVID-19 Era

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 — In light of the rapid changes affecting cancer clinics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Drs David Kerr and Rachel Kerr, both specialists in gastrointestinal cancers at the University of Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom, drafted these guidelines for …

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Survival & NAC Use Continue to Increase

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 02, 2020 —  Uptake of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer has increased dramatically since 2006 in the United States, but importantly, the median survival has also continued to increase, new research shows. These trends confirm …

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Lessons on COVID-19 From Low-Income Countries

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 26, 2020 — It’s taken for granted that lower-income countries learn regularly from high-income countries. Having lived and worked as a physician in Nepal, Japan, the United States, and Canada, however, I know that high-income countries have much to learn …

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Older Patients With Cancer Especially Vulnerable

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 12, 2020 — For oncologists and other clinicians caring for patients with cancer, the COVID-19 pandemic represents a dynamic clinical challenge that is changing daily and that can feel overwhelming at times, say experts. “Oncology clinicians are well versed in …

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Disruptions in Cancer Care in the Era of COVID-19

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 20, 2020 — Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, cancer care must go on, but changes may need to be made in the way some care is delivered. “We’re headed for a time when there will be significant …

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How Is Oncology Adapting to COVID-19?

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 20, 2020 — As the coronavirus pandemic escalates in the United States, Medscape Oncology reached out to a group of our contributors and asked them to provide their perspective on how their oncology departments and centers are preparing. Here are their …

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Fish Oil Counters Chemotherapy Weight Loss

Targeting Cancer Stem Cells May Eradicate Tumors

Fish Oil Helps Cancer Patients Maintain Weight During Chemotherapy, Study Finds By Matt McMillenWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD March 1, 2011 — Fish oil may counter weight loss in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, according to a new study published in the online edition of the journal …

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Chemotherapy After Breast Cancer Surgery Effective for Older Women, Too

Breast Cancer Survivors May Face Early Hip Fracture Risk

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) — It’s clear that chemotherapy after breast cancer surgery increases survival rates. But many older women aren’t being offered this potentially lifesaving treatment. But, age shouldn’t be a deciding factor — an older woman’s general health appears to be a better …

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Cancer Chemotherapy Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Leukemia

News Picture: Cancer Chemotherapy Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Leukemia

THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) — Chemotherapy can be a lifesaver for thousands of cancer patients, but a new study suggests that it might slightly raise the odds for a type of leukemia later in life. Over the past 30 years, the risk for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has increased …

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