Significant increase in progression-free survival when adding elotuzumab to pomalidomide/dexamethasone in the treatment of previously treated multiple myeloma.
It is well known that obesity has detrimental effects on our health and wellbeing. Read here about its consequences in cancer and the paradoxical effect on survival after treatment with checkpoint inhibitors.
New advances made in the treatment of lung cancer. Clinical trials showed prolonged progression-free survival with checkpoint inhibitor therapy. The phase III PACIFIC trial demonstrated an overall survival benefit for the selective programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) checkpoint inhibitor durvalumab (Imfinzi) vs placebo in patients with unresectable stage III NSCLC
More Information: http://www.ascopost.com/issues/october-25-2018/durvalumab-improves-overall-survival-in-unresectable-stage-iii-nsclc/?fbclid=IwAR0cdr2zqOZIVnHRcLnurXjxhj92SigqJCPFZFC57N8J9dRBxcpjRq58J5A
In an analysis published in JAMA Oncology, the use of low-dose aspirin was associated with a reduced risk of epithelial ovarian cancer.
On the other hand, the use of nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) seems to be associated with an increased risk.
Dear blog reagders,
here at the Hallwang clinic we offer a holistic and comprehensive treatment strategy combining cutting-edge medical treatments along with complementary and supportive techniques offered by our experts at the clinic, such as Guided Imagery (Visualization) and Relaxation. Longstanding research has shown that Guided Imagery and Relaxation helps reduce adverse side effects during cancer treatments such as fatigue, pain, stress or anxiety, while some studies even suggest a boost of the immune system.
Guided Imagery consists of relaxation plus gently focused and directed imagination. It is a process that involves sensate experiences as well as feelings that can be done by most everybody. Almost 100% of people who use this technique would recommend it to others. One can download various Guided Imagery and Relaxation recordings online.
In accordance with the research literature we offer personalized guided imagery with a trained psychologist as an optional part of the integrative cancer treatment here at Hallwang Clinic.