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.
(Posted: 06/05/2004, Updated: 02/25/2010) - Compared to radiation alone, cetuximab plus radiation therapy improves overall survival of patients with advanced head and neck cancer that has not spread to other parts of the body, according to an article published online November 7, 2009, in Lancet Oncology.
Several Drugs Appear Effective for Hot Flashes in Men with Prostate Cancer
(Posted: 02/25/2010) - Clinical trial results published online December 4, 2009, in The Lancet, show that an antidepressant and two different hormone therapies reduced the number and intensity of hot flashes in men receiving hormonal treatment for advanced prostate cancer.
Acupuncture Reduces Joint Pain in Some Women with Breast Cancer
(Posted: 02/03/2010) - In a small randomized clinical trial, breast cancer patients experiencing joint pain and stiffness from aromatase inhibitor (AI) treatment reported an improvement in pain from acupuncture.
Trial Suggests New First-line Treatment Option for Slow-growing Lymphomas
(Posted: 12/28/2009) - Results from a phase III clinical trial conducted in Germany suggest that the standard initial treatment for patients with slow developing (or indolent) types of B-cell lymphoma should be changed.
Long-term Follow-up Provides New Insights on Adjuvant Therapy for Lung Cancer
(Posted: 12/16/2009) - Longer-term follow-up reports from two large, randomized clinical trials of chemotherapy delivered after surgery in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have yielded disparate results on the value of such treatment.