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: 09/26/2007) - In the WHEL study, a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and fiber and somewhat lower in fat did not protect early-stage breast cancer survivors from further breast cancer, nor did it help them live longer, according to the July 18, 2007, Journal of the American Medical Association.
Finasteride Not Linked to High-Grade Prostate Cancers
(Posted: 09/12/2007) - Finasteride is unlikely to induce high-grade prostate cancers in men who take the drug to prevent the disease, according to two studies released online Sept. 11, 2007, by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Hypnosis Before Breast-Cancer Surgery Reduces Pain, Discomfort, and Cost
(Posted: 09/12/2007) - Women undergoing surgery for breast cancer who received hypnosis before entering the operating room required less anesthesia and pain medication during surgery, and reported less pain, nausea, fatigue, and discomfort after surgery than women who did not receive hypnosis, according to the Sept. 5, 2007, Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Drug Combination Shows Benefit in Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
(Posted: 08/28/2007) - A new combination treatment should be another standard of care for patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, according to the Sept. 1, 2007, Journal of Clinical Oncology.
HPV Vaccine Not Effective for Treating Pre-Existing Infections
(Posted: 08/28/2007) - A vaccine developed to prevent infection with human papillomaviruses (HPV), the cause of cervical cancer, was found to be ineffective for treating women with pre-existing HPV infections, according to a study published in the August 15, 2007, Journal of the American Medical Association.