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Gilotrif for lung cancer: Pay less without compromising efficacy?

  • Gilotrif (afatinib) is a treatment for a common type of lung cancer.1
  • A study found that taking Gilotrif at a lower dose appeared to lead to fewer side effects without compromising efficacy.2…
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NUS researchers discover novel mechanism to stop the spread of breast cancer

(Source: biotechin.asia)

A team of researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that controlling the levels of the… 385 more words

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Lowering cost of Protonix IV by halving the dose

  • After surgery for stomach cancer, intravenous (IV) formulations of acid reflux drugs are sometimes used to prevent further bleeding.1
  • One acid reflux drug, Protonix IV (pantoprazole), can be given once or twice every 24 hours.
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Tobacco linked to 40 per cent of US cancers

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MIAMI (AFP) – Tobacco use remains the most preventable cause of cancer, and 40 per cent of diagnosed US cancer cases may have a link to its use, health authorities said on Thursday (Nov 10). 198 more words

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Different Treatment for Head and Neck Cancers

A doctor of oncology and hematology, Dr. Devarajan Iyengar maintains a private practice in Bayonne, New Jersey, and serves as an attending physician at Bayonne Medical Center. 168 more words

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Coca-Cola neutralizes drug interaction with cancer medication: Study

  • Drug interactions happen when other drugs or foods interfere with how a given medication works. E.g., grapefruit juice vs. certain cancer medications.
  • In a study, the acidity of Coca-Cola was shown to neutralize the interaction between a class of medication commonly used to treat acid reflux and a cancer drug.1…
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Metastatic kidney cancer: To treat or not to treat

  • Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a form of kidney cancer.1
  • When RCC spreads and becomes metastatic, guidelines recommend treatments but don’t mention active surveillance – careful monitoring without any treatment.1…
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