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Cisplatin Plus Gemcitabine Improves Survival of Patients with Advanced Biliary Tract Cancer by Cancer.gov Posted Mon 10 May 2010 9:00pm Cisplatin Plus Gemcitabine Improves Survival of Patients with Advanced Biliary Tract Cancer Key Words Biliary tract (in the bile ducts and gallbladder ) cancer, cholangiocarcinoma , bladder cancer , ampullary cancer , combination chemotherapy, gemcitabine  (Gemzar®), cisplatin  (Pla ... Read on »
Erbitux for pancreatic cancer by Mark Levin Posted Thu 10 Nov 2011 6:22pm Erbitux is an attractive drug to investigate for panceatic cancer. Unfortunately it has generally come up short in trials. The addition of the targeted agent Erbitux® (cetuximab) to the chemotherapy combination Gemzar® (gemcitabine) and Platinol® (cisplatin) does not improve outcomes compared with chemotherapy only in advanced pancreatic cance ... Read on »
An unexpected glitch – insurance by Tami B. Posted Thu 21 Jun 2012 8:07am June 21, 2012 - Posted by tamilb I spent a lot of time on the phone waiting for answers these past weeks. I woke up early this morning with a serious need for spiritual inspiration. The night before last I went to a visitation for yet another fellow breast cancer survivor, Linda Croucher, an amazing ... Read on »
Treatment of Lung Cancer by LungHealth .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the U.S. There are two main types-small cell accounts for about 15-20% of all lung cancer and usually spreads rapidly. Non-small cell is far more common. It accounts for the majority of lung cancers diagnosed and develops more slowly. For each type of this disease, there are several treatm ... Read on »
Gemcitaibne for non-small cell lung cancer in second line by Mark Levin Posted Fri 08 Apr 2011 1:59pm Palliative chemotherapy for metastatic lung cancer is now standard. Platinum-based combinations were the first regimens to convincingly have an impact on survival and have been the standard of care in NSCLC. A European study showed that gemcitabine/cisplatin was essentiall equivalent to paclitaxel and a platin and the former became standard ... Read on »
Maintenance cisplatin IV after cisplatin/gemcitabine for bladder cancer by Mark Levin Posted Thu 26 Nov 2009 10:02pm The question is essentialy about the appropriateness of dropping cisplatin and continuing what the providers called "maintenance" gemctibaine for metastatic bladder cancer after an initial response to the combinaiton regimen. This is being explored in a study that is still ongoing as of 11/25/09 but not recruiting patients: Gemcitabine in Treat ... Read on »
Avastin for bladder cancer by Mark Levin Posted Mon 08 Feb 2010 10:05pm Several studies of Avastin incombinations are ongoing but none employing irinotecan and Avastin. Bevacizumab was associated with significant toxicityincluding venous thromboembolic eventsin the first-line treatment of metastatic urothelial carcinoma in the phase II Hoosier Oncology Group GU04-75 trial presented at ASCO 2009. Among 43 patient ... Read on »
Vinorelbine/ cisplatin for esophageal cancer by Mark Levin Posted Wed 15 Jul 2009 8:07pm The vinorelbine/ cisplatin combination for esophageal cancer is based on Phase II data, more specifically on one phase II study. The authors concluded that, "...vinorelbine and cisplatin in combination constitutes an active regimen for patients with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus with response rates similar to the better t ... Read on »
Taxotere and cisplatin for lung cancer by Mark Levin Posted Wed 30 Dec 2009 6:45am Palliative chemotherapy for metastatic lung cancer is now standard. Platinum-based combinations were the first regimens to convincingly have an impact on survival and have been the standard of care in NSCLC. A European study showed that gemcitabine/cisplatin was essentiall equivalent to paclitaxel and a platin and the former became standar ... Read on »
Cisplatin Might Be An Effective Chemotherapy for Some Breast Cancer Patients by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Wed 03 Feb 2010 12:00am Cisplatin is a chemotherapy drug approved by the FDA for use in the treatment of a variety of cancers including cancers of the bladder, ovary, testes, and cervix.  However, cisplatin is not commonly used for breast cancer chemotherapy. New breast cancer research explored the potential benefit of cisplatin as a chemotherapy agent for triple ... Read on »

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