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: 07/23/2009) - Children with the most common form of leukemia can safely forego radiation therapy to prevent relapse if they are treated with chemotherapy regimens tailored to their individual needs, according to the June 25, 2009, New England Journal of Medicine.
Radiofrequency Ablation Effective Against Barrett Esophagus
(Posted: 07/23/2009) - In a randomized phase II trial, radiofrequency ablation led to high rates of eradication of the cell abnormalities associated with Barrett esophagus, according to the May 28, 2009, New England Journal of Medicine.
Sorafenib Delays Progression of Metastatic Kidney Cancer
(Posted: 02/07/2007, Updated: 06/08/2009) - The targeted drug sorafenib (Nevaxar®), which delays disease progression in patients with metastatic kidney cancer, may also improve survival of such patients, according to the May 18, 2009, Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Thalidomide a Beneficial Option for Elderly Multiple Myeloma Patients
(Posted: 02/12/2008, Updated: 06/01/2009) - Patients aged 75 and over with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who received the drug thalidomide in addition to standard therapy (melphalan and prednisone) survived longer than patients who received standard therapy plus a placebo, according to clinical trial results presented at the 2007 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology.
Celecoxib Reduces Risk of Precancerous Colorectal Polyps: Five-Year Results of APC Trial
(Posted: 04/23/2008, Updated: 05/21/2009) - The five-year results of the Adenoma Prevention with Celecoxib (APC) trial indicate that two years after daily use of celecoxib (Celebrex®) has ended, there continues to be a modest reduction in the recurrence of colorectal polyps, according to a presentation at the 2008 American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.