Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatable After Chemo Holidays Treatment holidays improve quality of life. June 5, 2006.
Phenoxodiol Delays Progression in Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer,
No side-effects, study says Nov 17, 2005
Intermittent Taxotere/Calcitriol chemotherapy feasible in treatment of advanced prostate cancer. Treatment "holidays" may allow disease to be managed as chronic, rather then acute, condition. Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), June 2003
Results for OncoGenex drug in early prostate cancer trial, Phase II trial enrolling Positive data from a phase I study of OncoGenex Technologies' OGX-011, a cancer drug found to sensitize tumors to standard therapy by targeting clusterin, leads to Phase II trials for prostate and lung cancers. September 11, 2005
Cancer and Chemotherapy Fatigue July 2005
Men with advanced, hormone refractory prostate cancer can benefit from docetaxel (Taxotere) Compared to mitoxantrone, docetaxel regimen increases life expectancy as well as reducing pain and improving quality of life. Oct 6, 2004
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An Anti-Inflammatory Drug (Celebrex) Effectively Treats Men with Recurrent Prostate Cancer. Pfizer announces clinical trial to test the drug for cardiovascular side effects Oct 18 2004
New Drug For Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Shows Efficacy; Shrinks Tumors In Some Patients And Reduces Symptoms In Others "This compound (Iressa; gefitinib) is the first new way to treat lung cancer in decades, and this is good news," said Dr. Kris, lead investigator of the multi-center trial." Oct 23 2003
Iressa and Other Targeted Therapies Forge Ahead Oct 23, 2003 Following deaths from pneumonia in trials in Japan, Iressa (gefitinib) received fast track approval for non-small cell lung cancer in the USA on the basis of Phase II trials with no undue adverse events and some partial responses.
ACS: "Breakthroughs in Cancer Research WHAT'S REAL AND WHAT'S NOT" John R. Seffrin, Ph.D. Chief Executive Officer, American Cancer Society President, International Union Against Cancer Oct 16, 2003
A Primer on Prostate Cancer: The Empowered Patient's Guide by Stephen Strum, MD & Donna Pogliano. Paperback, 2nd edition. $28.00 or buy used.
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