Bevacizumab for breast cancer: FDA grants a stay of execution
Author: Dr. A. De la Guerra
Submitted: January 19, 2011. Updated: January 26, 2011.
Category: Gynecology | Oncology | Pharmacy | Research | Surgery
The Food and Drug Administration has after repeated delays proposed removing metastatic breast cancer as an indication from the Avastin label. The proposal is being contested by Roche/Genentech, the drug’s maker. In this article we review the evidence…
Improved survival in AML with higher anthracycline doses
Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: September 29, 2009. Updated: September 29, 2009.
Category: Hematology | Bone Marrow Transplantation | Oncology | Pharmacy
Younger patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that receive higher doses of anthracyclines during induction chemotherapy are reported to have better complete remission rates in most studies. As of yet, studies have failed to show an improved surivival…
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Aspirin Use as Treatment in Colorectal Cancer: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks
Author: Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.
Submitted: September 12, 2009. Updated: September 30, 2009.
Category: Gastroenterology | Oncology | Pharmacy
Aspirin use can decrease the risk of colorectal adenomas. Full-dose, but not low-dose, aspirin may decrease the risk of developing colorectal cancer. Whether or not aspirin use can favorably augment survival in patients diagnosed with colorectal…
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Antidepressants do they work? A Review of the Review
Author: Dr. K. Eisele
Submitted: July 27, 2008. Updated: September 21, 2009.
Category: Pharmacy | Psychiatry
This article is in response to an announcement by researchers quoted in many UK publications this week, stating that the class of anti-depressants known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) and SNRIs (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors)…
Novel therapy combinations gain ground in treating hepatitis
Author: Dr. M. Mavru
Submitted: May 26, 2006. Updated: September 21, 2009.
Category: Gastroenterology | Hepatology | Pharmacy
According to recent estimates, hepatitis has become a worldwide health problem, affecting millions of people in the U.S. and abroad.
Diabetics should receive statins, study says
Author: Dr. Safaa Mahmoud
Submitted: July 01, 2003. Updated: September 21, 2009.
Category: Endocrinology | Diabetes | Pharmacy
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease caused by an inherited and/or acquired deficiency in production of insulin by the pancreas, or by ineffectiveness of the insulin produced. Such a deficiency results in increased concentrations of glucose in the blood,…