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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.

  • Removal of Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes Cuts Cancer Risk for BRCA1/2 Carriers
    (Posted: 02/24/2009) - Surgery that removes the ovaries and fallopian tubes is one of the most effective ways to decrease a woman's risk of breast and gynecologic cancer if she carries a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, according to the Jan. 21, 2009, Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
  • Double Transplantation of One's Own Stem Cells Is Not Warranted for Multiple Myeloma
    (Posted: 02/24/2009) - The addition of a second hematopoietic stem cell transplant procedure using one's own blood cells does not appear warranted in multiple myeloma, according to the Jan. 21, 2009, Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
  • Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy for Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer Improves Survival
    (Posted: 02/03/2009) - Clinical trial results published online December 15, 2009, in The Lancet, affirms earlier studies showing that adding radiation therapy to hormone therapy (HT) is more effective than HT alone for locally advanced prostate cancer.
  • 5-FU-Based Chemotherapy Cures Some Patients with Colon Cancer
    (Posted: 02/03/2009) - Researchers from the Adjuvant Colon Cancer Endpoints (ACCENT) Group used individual patient data from 18 phase III trials of adjuvant 5-FU-based chemotherapy for colon cancer to show that the regimens provide their survival benefit primarily by reducing the high risk of recurrence within the first two years after surgery, according to a study published online January 5, 2009, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
  • Surgery Alone May Be Best for Early Endometrial Cancer
    (Posted: 01/14/2009) - Results from a large international clinical trial show no evidence of benefit in terms of overall or recurrence-free survival for pelvic lymphadenectomy in women with early endometrial cancer, according to the Jan. 10, 2009, issue of the Lancet.
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