Adjuvant Therapy News and Research RSS Feed - Adjuvant Therapy News and Research

Adjuvant Therapy is treatment given after the primary treatment to increase the chances of a cure. Adjuvant therapy may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, or biological therapy.
Research roundup: Colonscopy in the countryside; retiree health benefits; what should hip surgery cost?

Research roundup: Colonscopy in the countryside; retiree health benefits; what should hip surgery cost?

Rural residents who commonly seek treatment for advanced stages of colorectal cancer have been thought to lack access to cancer screening and adjuvant therapy. ... Several theories have been postulated to explain these findings, some of which include low socioeconomic status, lower educational attainment, lack of insurance coverage, underinsurance, and travel distance to health care facilities. [More]
RPCI receives FDA approval to enroll patients in phase II clinical trial using I-PDT approach

RPCI receives FDA approval to enroll patients in phase II clinical trial using I-PDT approach

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to enroll patients in a phase II clinical trial that will use a unique and highly precise method of delivering interstitial photodynamic therapy (I-PDT) to recurrent tumors of the head and neck. [More]

Discovery could lead to new therapies for people with celiac disease

Researchers at McMaster University have discovered a key molecule that could lead to new therapies for people with celiac disease, an often painful and currently untreatable autoimmune disorder. [More]
Genetic testing may help select women with ER+ breast cancer for extended hormone therapy

Genetic testing may help select women with ER+ breast cancer for extended hormone therapy

Genetic analyses of results from 1125 postmenopausal women being treated for oestrogen responsive breast cancer have shown that some of them are more likely than others to have a late recurrence of their cancer and might benefit from ten years of hormone therapy rather than five. [More]
Lymphatic invasion indicates prognosis for lung cancer patients

Lymphatic invasion indicates prognosis for lung cancer patients

The presence of lymphatic invasion indicates a worse prognosis for patients with pathologically node-positive lung adenocarcinoma, compared with its absence, indicate Japanese study findings. [More]
Positive margins have limited impact on RCC outcome

Positive margins have limited impact on RCC outcome

Positive vascular wall margins are not associated with systemic recurrence or cancer-specific survival in patients with nonmetastatic renal cell carcinoma with tumour thrombus, US research shows. [More]

Concordia Healthcare acquires Pinnacle Biologics

Concordia Healthcare Corp., an integrated, specialty healthcare company focused on the acquisition of legacy pharmaceutical products and medical devices and the acquisition and/or development of orphan drugs, announced today that it has acquired Pinnacle Biologics, Inc., a U.S.-based biopharmaceutical company specializing in legacy pharmaceuticals which have the potential for development as orphan drugs to treat cancer indications in addition to those for which they have previously been approved. [More]
RPCI enrolls patients in clinical trials of immunotherapy approaches for treating genitourinary cancers

RPCI enrolls patients in clinical trials of immunotherapy approaches for treating genitourinary cancers

Researchers at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Center for Immunotherapy are enrolling patients in three different clinical trials of novel immunotherapy approaches for treating genitourinary cancers. [More]
New drug combination therapy effective for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer

New drug combination therapy effective for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer

Combining the chemotherapy drugs docetaxel and carboplatin with the HER2-targeted therapy trastuzumab was identified to be an ideal postsurgery treatment option for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer, regardless of tumor size and whether or not disease has spread to the lymph nodes, according to results from the BETH study presented here at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 10-14. [More]

Array BioPharma reports net loss of $0.13 per share for first quarter of fiscal 2014

Array BioPharma Inc. today reported results for the first quarter of its fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. [More]

Patient assistance programs help breast cancer patients to learn more about adjuvant therapy

​Patient assistance programs can help breast cancer patients meet a variety of needs that can interfere with getting recommended adjuvant therapies such as radiation, chemotherapy, and hormonal treatments, according to a study published recently in the online edition of the Journal of Oncology Practice. [More]
AstraZeneca begins selumetinib Phase 3 clinical trial in NSCLC patients

AstraZeneca begins selumetinib Phase 3 clinical trial in NSCLC patients

AstraZeneca today announced the first patient randomized in a Phase 3 clinical trial for selumetinib, an oral, potent, selective MEK inhibitor, being investigated as second-line therapy in patients with advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer whose tumors are KRAS mutation-positive. [More]
High-dose statins could have added benefit of reducing gum inflammation

High-dose statins could have added benefit of reducing gum inflammation

The use of high-dose statins to lower cholesterol in heart disease patients appears to have the added benefit of reducing gum inflammation, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. [More]
Intestinal mucus potentially improves life of people suffering from inflammatory bowel disease

Intestinal mucus potentially improves life of people suffering from inflammatory bowel disease

Researchers at Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions M-diques (IMIM) in Barcelona, in collaboration with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and other U.S. Institutions, have found that intestinal mucus not only acts as a physical barrier against commensal bacteria and dietary antigens, but also prevents the onset of inflammatory reactions against these agents. [More]

Cleveland Clinic creates spin-off company to develop vaccine for preventing breast cancer

Cleveland Clinic Innovations has created a spin-off company to develop a preventive breast cancer vaccine based on research from Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute. [More]
Mixed results for acupuncture in improving IVF rates

Mixed results for acupuncture in improving IVF rates

Acupuncture, when used as a complementary or adjuvant therapy for in vitro fertilization (IVF), may be beneficial depending on the baseline pregnancy rates of a fertility clinic, according to research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The analysis from the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine is published in the June 27 online edition of the journal Human Reproduction Update. [More]
Researchers demonstrate how modified citrus pectin works against cancer

Researchers demonstrate how modified citrus pectin works against cancer

A new review by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine highlights a large body of published research demonstrating how modified citrus pectin, works against cancer. [More]
Findings suggest that a prosaposin-based drug could block metastasis spread

Findings suggest that a prosaposin-based drug could block metastasis spread

By studying the roles two proteins, thrombospondin-1 and prosaposin, play in discouraging cancer metastasis, a trans-Atlantic research team has identified a five-amino acid fragment of prosaposin that significantly reduces metastatic spread in mouse models of prostate, breast and lung cancer. [More]

Better individual risk prediction for women with breast cancer is getting nearer, says study author

A test that measures the expression levels of 58 genes in oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancers can effectively differentiate between patients who are at higher and lower risk for having their cancer recur elsewhere in the body more than five years after diagnosis, researchers report. [More]
New immunotherapies are seldom developed for childhood cancer

New immunotherapies are seldom developed for childhood cancer

More often than not, cancer immunotherapies that work in adults are used in modified ways in children. Seldom are new therapies developed just for children, primarily because of the small number of pediatric patients relative to the adult cancer patient population. [More]