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: 11/17/2008) - Preliminary results from a large, randomized clinical trial for patients ages 16 to 60 with previously untreated acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow, show that patients who received a high dose of a commercially available chemotherapy drug, daunorubicin, during initial therapy lived longer than patients who received a standard dose of the same drug.
No Survival Benefit from Adjuvant Chemo in Stage 1B NSCLC
(Posted: 10/30/2008) - The paclitaxel-plus-carboplatin adjuvant chemotherapy regimen offers no survival benefit to patients with stage 1B non-small-cell lung cancer, according to a report published online September 22, 2008, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Study Suggests New Options for Follicular Lymphoma
(Posted: 10/30/2008) - Treatment with a radiolabeled monoclonal antibody appears to be highly effective as consolidation after first-line therapy in patients with indolent, advanced-stage follicular lymphoma, according to the October 14, 2008, Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Drug Combination Cuts Risk of Advanced Colon Polyps
(Posted: 04/21/2008, Updated: 10/19/2008) - Low doses of two chemopreventive agents are highly effective at preventing the recurrence of the lesions that are often precursors to colorectal cancer, according to results presented at the 2008 American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.
Large, Multi-Center Trial Demonstrates Comparable Accuracy for Virtual Colonoscopy and Standard Colonoscopy
(Posted: 09/17/2008) - Computerized tomographic colonography, also known as virtual colonoscopy, is comparable to standard colonoscopy, which uses a long, flexible tube with a camera to view the lining of the colon, in its ability to accurately detect cancer and precancerous polyps and could serve as an initial screening exam for colorectal cancer, according to the results of the American College of Radiology Imaging Network National CT Colonography Trial.