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Clinical Trial Results - Progress in Cancer Care

These summaries highlight recently released results from cancer clinical trials. The findings are significant enough that they are likely to influence your medical care.

The summaries are listed in reverse chronological order. You may also use the navigation tools on the left to search the summaries by keyword or type of cancer.

  • Chemotherapy Less Toxic to the Heart May Be Option for Some Women with HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
    (Posted: 11/03/2011) - A nonanthracycline-containing chemotherapy regimen combined with the targeted therapy trastuzumab may be an option for some women with HER2-positive breast cancer, according to results from the Breast Cancer International Research Group 006 (BCIRG-006) trial reported October 6, 2011, in the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • Smoking Cessation Drug Proves Effective in Single-Center Trial
    (Posted: 11/03/2011) - The smoking cessation drug cytisine was more effective than a placebo at helping participants abstain from smoking, according to results of a randomized controlled trial published in the September 29, 2011, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • Zoledronic Acid Did Not Improve Disease-Free Survival in Breast Cancer
    (Posted: 12/27/2010, Updated: 10/20/2011) - The addition of zoledronic acid to standard adjuvant therapy did not extend disease-free survival for women with stage II or III breast cancer in the phase III AZURE trial, results of which were presented at the 2010 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
  • Treatment Regimen Extends Survival for Women with Cervical Cancer
    (Posted: 06/29/2009, Updated: 10/20/2011) - Patients with locally advanced cervical cancer who received gemcitabine (Gemzar®) both as part of initial treatment and as part of therapy following primary treatment had improved survival compared with patients whose treatment did not include gemcitabine, according to findings presented at the 2009 ASCO meeting in Orlando.
  • Chemotherapy Before Surgery May Increase Survival in Stomach Cancer
    (Posted: 07/09/2007, Updated: 10/19/2011) - Chemotherapy given before surgery for cancer of the lower esophagus and stomach increased the number of patients surviving for five years compared to surgery alone, according to findings presented at the 2007 ASCO meeting in Chicago.
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