Apr 18 2018
Gandhi explained that the reason non-small cell lung cancer is so deadly is the existing chemotherapy drugs provide only limited survival benefits for patients. It seems that the only condition for this therapy to work is to treat cancer patients before they have surgery.
"What it suggests is that chemotherapy alone is no longer a standard of care", said Dr. Leena Gandhi, who led the study. The findings of the study revealed that when Keytruda was administered alongside standard chemotherapy, the risk of death or having the cancer become worse was cut in half compared to chemotherapy alone after nearly a year. It can be given for up to 24 months for those without disease progression, Merck said. This is a huge progress that will certainly help lung cancer patients a lot more.
Immunotherapy, which harnesses the body's immune system to attack tumors, is known to improve survival in patients who have already been treated with chemo.
Pembrolizumab, sold under the brand name Keytruda, is an FDA-approved drug sold by a subsidiary of Merck & Company, Inc. that sponsored this study.
One group of 400 patients received standard chemotherapy and the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab, while a smaller group of patients received chemotherapy.
IPL: AB de Villiers smashes 57 to help RCB beat Kings
Kohli's wicket brought AB De Villiers at the crease and the two South Africans started the rebuilding job for the home side. RCB bowlers bowled with a game plan and apart from Yadav (3/23), all other bowlers chipped in and restricted Punjab to 155.
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However, the issue is that Parkside is not ready to bring a lot of Hangar 13 people over to work on the upcoming BioShock . However, a hand full setup shop in the studio next door and is supposedly working on a yet to be announced BioShock game.
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That's as we hear the terrifying figure that three people die needlessly every day waiting for an organ . You can go to www.giftoflife.on.ca to find out more about signing up.
According to the study, Merck's immunotherapy drug fared very well in a lung cancer trial for people with advanced non-squamous NSCLC, increasing survival rates to 69.2 percent when coupled with chemotherapy.
The study, which tested treatment effectiveness and side effects, included 616 patients at 118 medical facilities across the world.
"The differences were not small", says Gandhi.
For non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer patients, median survival with chemotherapy alone is somewhere around 11 or 12 months, he said.
The study participants were divided into two groups: one group received only the chemotherapy drug, while the other was administered an additional 200 mg of pembrolizumab every three weeks, for the duration of four treatment cycles. "But it works. It's wonderful that we're going to be bringing these drugs to the majority of patients with lung cancer in the first-line setting", Herbst added.
"The addition of pembrolizumab to chemotherapy resulted in significantly higher rates of response and longer progression-free survival than chemotherapy alone", her team writes in their paper. Then, they underwent the surgery they needed for their type of the disease, lung cancer. "We do need to focus more on how to differentiate the patients who will get the most benefit".
Apr 18 2018
Mourinho wants strong Manchester United finish to secure second place
Jose Mourinho has ruled out bringing in another striker this summer, with Manchester United already well-stocked up front. It has emerged though that Lukaku will likely play on Sunday against West Brom in the league.
Apr 17 2018
Don't delay: Tuesday is Tax Day
These basic tips are created to help people avoid common errors that could delay refunds or cause future tax problems. Do you have an IRS tax bill? If you try to file, and are missing a document, you can file for a six-month extension.
Apr 17 2018
Police officer fatally shot while serving arrest warrant
Yarmouth Chief Frank Frederickson said the 8-year veteran, was a "wonderful young man" with a promising career ahead of him. Over the weekend Yarmouth police posted a picture of Nero walking. "The world is a lesser place without him in it", Rep.
Apr 16 2018
Carrie Underwood Shares First Up-Close Face Photo Since Accident
On Tuesday, Underwood lastly opened as much as her followers about her damage recovering in an open letter on her web site. A number of followers commented on the photograph and speculated it was a scar from her disastrous fall.
Apr 16 2018
Congress' first candidates list out, Siddaramaiah to contest from Chamundeshwari
His son Yathindra who is entering politics officially with this election will contest from the constituency of Varuna. The Congress today released the list of its 218 candidates for the ensuing Karnataka Assembly polls.
Apr 14 2018
Afghanistan: Taliban attack kills 10 security forces in Herat
The Taliban planted mines to prevent government reinforcements from going to help and quickly took responsibility for the attack. Fighting went on for about three hours until fresh troops were deployed to the district and the Taliban escaped from the area.
Apr 13 2018
Toys R Us receives several $1bn bids for its Asia unit
Moorfields has been managing the administration of the bust company, after it was unable to pay a 15 million pound tax bill. Failed US toy-store chain Toys'R'Us reportedly plans to sell its Asia business for more than one billion dollars.
Apr 13 2018
Trump Keeps His Syria Attack Options Open as Russia Urges Calm
Donald Trump and Western allies are in talks over a possible military strike against Syria . President [Vladimir] Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad.
Apr 12 2018
Uber launches new revamped Uber Driver app in India
Today, Getaround, announced the upcoming launch of Uber Rent powered by Getaround, a carsharing option within the Uber App. Getaround operates in 10 USA cities, including San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, and Los Angeles.
Apr 12 2018
Colombia: FARC Warns Peace Deal at 'Most Critical Point' After Leader Arrest
Even the FARC extended financed their insurgency by leveling a "war tax" on cocaine proceeding through land the rebels dominated. However, they're not secure for offenses perpetrated after the December 2016 signing.
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