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BCNU and thalidomde for glioblastoma by Mark Levin Posted Fri 28 May 2010 7:58am Carmustine(BCNU) is one of the nitrosoureas indicated as palliative therapy as a single agent or in established combination therapy with other approved chemotherapeutic agents in treatment of brain tumors, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin's disease, and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. It by itself would be an appropriate drug.  Clinical trials of tha ... Read on »
Dacarbazine, cisplatin, carmustine for melanoma by Mark Levin Posted Fri 18 Jun 2010 1:16am Metastatic melanoma responds poorly to chemotherapy with the main drugs being temozolomide or dacarbazine after failure of immunotherapy or vaccination. A randomized study suggests that cytokines substantially augment the antitumor activity of chemotherapy at the expense of considerable toxicity in patients with metastatic melanoma. In an ef ... Read on »
Desperate Hospitals And Where Do We Go From Here - April 1, 2010 Update by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 05 Apr 2010 9:23am Over the weekend I watched a completely entertaining satire on healthcare today in the US, the movie “Robodoc”.   It poked fun at a lot of what is going on today with healthcare and takes the future of technology to the hilarious extremes.  The movie also makes some very good points too on what healthcare morality is like and/or is growing to ... Read on »
Update from Stanford by Spencedoggie Patient Expert Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:10pm I guess I’ll start by bringing you up to speed. I am still at the outpatient apartments here on the Stanford campus. I go every other day to an outpatient treatment center called the ITA. They take blood and do labs to makes sure that all is well. So far everything has been just great. The thing that I am dealing with is the BCNU induced lu ... Read on »
John's drunken evening by Joanie6726 Posted Mon 24 Aug 2009 12:27pm I am typing this from John's hospital room, while he sleeps. They are allowing me to stay overnight whenever I want! This is good, because some nights I'm so tired! They started the first part of the chemo at night because this stuff makes the patient drunk! It's an ethanol-based drug called Carmustine. Here's the link if you're interested ... Read on »
In the Year 2000... by Teresa K. Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:36pm When he returned from Mayo after stem cell collection, it was decided that Richard needed some type of chemo to keep the myeloma at its present low level. He had six cycles of VCMB (vincristine, cyclophospamide, melphalan, BCNU). This didn't cause too many problems. He continued to teach. During this time, I received my Masters Degree in nur ... Read on »
Home Soon! by Spencedoggie Patient Expert Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:10pm It is day 46 since I had the transplant. I have been in Stanford since September 5th. Think back on what you have done since then. Me, I spent about 40 of those days in a hospital bed. I had tubes sticking out of more places on my body than I can remember. I have had more than my fair share of chest X-rays and CT scans. Suffered through mou ... Read on »
Existing Drugs May Hasten Treatment Options for Alzheimer’s by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Thu 06 Feb 2014 12:00am Are there drugs already on the market that may prevent or reverse Alzheimer’s disease? Some scientists think so. The latest study, reported on by Alzheimer’s and Dementia Weekly, showed that the cancer drug Carmustine cuts Alzheimer’s plaque by 75 percent in mice. Carmustine is a drug that is used to treat some ... Read on »
Drugs for Brain Tumors by Be Well Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of drugs and medications that are commonly prescribed to treat Brain Tumors: Carmustine Gleevec Gliadel Lomustine Temodar Temozolomide These are just some of the drugs and medications that are often used to treat Brain Tumors.If you're interested in finding more information, tips, news and videos about Brain T ... Read on »
Covering the Chemotherapy Basics by Health&Fitness GuideforDummies Posted Fri 24 Apr 2009 7:22am Chemotherapy, administered under the direction of a medical oncologist with assistance from angels otherwise known as chemo nurses, covers a wide range of drug regimens that all produce side effects. Most people undergoing chemotherapy do have to alter some aspects of their lives to accommodate the treatments and the side effects, though many peo ... Read on »