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.
- When Combined with Chemotherapy, Bevacizumab Is Associated with Increased Risk of Death
(Posted: 03/30/2011) - Cancer patients who receive the targeted therapy bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination with chemotherapy are at increased risk of serious side effects that may lead to death, according to a meta-analysis of 16 clinical trials that was published February 2, 2011, in JAMA.
- Can Aspirin Reduce Cancer Risk and Mortality?
(Posted: 03/30/2011) - A meta-analysis of eight clinical trials involving regular aspirin use showed a substantial reduction in mortality for a number of different cancers.
- Vaccine Reduces HPV Infections in Young Men
(Posted: 03/29/2011) - An international randomized clinical trial has shown that the vaccine Gardasil can reduce the incidence of anogenital human papillomavirus (HPV) infections in young men 16 to 26 years of age at the time of vaccination.
- Sigmoidoscopy Markedly Reduces Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality
(Posted: 05/11/2010) - A single sigmoidoscopy procedure reduced colorectal cancer incidence and mortality in a large randomized trial published online April 27, 2010, in The Lancet.
- Home Care Nursing Improves Cancer Symptom Management
(Posted: 12/16/2009) - Home care nursing (HCN) improves the management of symptoms in breast and colorectal cancer patients who take the oral chemotherapy drug capecitabine, according to a study published online November 16, 2009, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.