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.
- Some Older Women Can Forgo Radiation after Breast Cancer Surgery
(Posted: 06/22/2010) - Women 70 years of age or older with early-stage breast cancer did not benefit from the addition of radiation therapy to breast-conserving surgery and tamoxifen, according to results of a phase III randomized study presented in advance of the 2010 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.
- Cisplatin Plus Gemcitabine Improves Survival of Patients with Advanced Biliary Tract Cancer
(Posted: 05/11/2010) - Compared with gemcitabine (Gemzar®) alone, the chemotherapy combination of cisplatin (Platinol®) and gemcitabine improved overall survival of patients with locally advanced or metastatic biliary tract cancers, according to a study published April 10, 2010, in the New England Journal of Medicine.
- 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.
- Dutasteride Decreases Prostate Cancer Risk
(Posted: 04/12/2010) - Results from a large randomized clinical trial indicate that men at an increased risk for prostate cancer reduced their risk with regular use of the drug dutasteride (Avodart).
- Drug Slows Progression of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
(Posted: 03/31/2010) - Patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma who received the drug denileukin diftitox survived without disease progression for a median of more than 2 years, compared with just over 4 months for patients who received a placebo, according to a study published March 8, 2010, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.