Putting patients first: an inventive service delivering cancer treatment at home.

Conclusion: The 'Cancer Treatment at Home' service has improved the patient experience for cancer care and has been recognized nationally for its achievements. PMID: 31441319 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Comp Eff Res Source Type: research

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ConclusionFollow-up cachexia had an early onset, but was not a prognostic factor for overall survival in patients with PDAC. Some adverse events tended to be more frequent in patients with follow-up cachexia than in those without follow-up cachexia.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our results indicated that DTX-loaded multifunctional heparin-based micelles with desirable antitumor activity and low toxicity possess great potential as a targeted drug delivery system in the treatment of cancer. PMID: 33023456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Recent Pat Anticancer Drug Discov Source Type: research
ConclusionFGF8 is a  promising target for new anticancer therapies using FGF inhibitors in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas.
Source: European Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract In spite of widespread applications for cancer treatment, chemotherapy is restricted by several limitations including low targeting specificity, acquired drug resistance, and concomitant adverse side effects. It remains challenging to overcome these drawbacks. Herein, we report a new bioenergetic approach for treating cancer efficiently. As a proof-of-concept, we construct activatable mitochondria-targeting organoarsenic prodrugs from organoarsenic compounds and traditional chemotherapeutics. These prodrugs could accomplish selective delivery and controlled release of both therapeutic agents to mitochondr...
Source: Angewandte Chemie - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Angew Chem Int Ed Engl Source Type: research
Inflammation response of epithelial mucosa to chemo- radiotherapy cytotoxic effects leads to mucositis, a painful side effect of antineoplastic treatments. About 40% of the patients treated with chemotherapy d...
Source: Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. Despite the great advancement in understanding the pharmacology and biology of cancer, it still signifies one of the most serious human-health related problems. The current treatments for cancer may include surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, but these procedures have several limitations. Current studies have shown that nanoparticles (NPs) can be used as a novel strategy for cancer treatment. Developing nanosystems that allow lower doses of therapeutic agents, as well as their selective release in tumour cells, may resolve the challenges of targeted cancer therapy. In this...
Source: IET Nanobiotechnology - Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research
AbstractObjectivesPrimary objectives• To assess the time from randomisation until an improvement within 84 days defined as two points on a seven point ordinal scale or live discharge from the hospital in high-risk patients (group 1 to group 4) with SARS-CoV-2 infection requiring hospital admission by infusion of plasma from subjects after convalescence of SARS-CoV-2 infection or standard of care.Secondary objectives• To assess overall survival, and the overall survival rate at 28 56 and 84 days.• To assess SARS-CoV-2 viral clearance and load as well as antibody titres.• To assess the percentage of patie...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Abstract In recent years, due to the shortcomings of conventional chemotherapy, such as poor bioavailability, low treatment index and unclear side effects, the focus of cancer research has shifted to new nanocarriers of chemotherapeutic drugs. By using biodegradable materials, nanocarriers generally have the advantages of good biocompatibility, low side effects, targeting, controlled release profile, and improved efficacy. And more to the point, nanocarrier based anti-cancer drug delivery systems clearly show the potential to overcome the problems associated with conventional chemotherapy. In order to promote the ...
Source: Current Medicinal Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Curr Med Chem Source Type: research
This article reviews the origins, development, and future of immunotherapy. PMID: 33008492 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Urologic Clinics of North America - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Urol Clin North Am Source Type: research
Conclusion: DNMs co-loaded with Dox and ALK-specific siRNA exhibited significantly enhanced apoptosis of ALCL K299 cells in vitro and effectively inhibited tumor growth in vivo without obvious toxicity, providing a potential strategy in the development of nanomedicines for synergetic cancer therapy.
Source: Theranostics - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
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