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- noun pharmacology, oncology
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
She is now working with Hallahan to adapt her delivery system to carry cisplatinum, a traditional chemotherapy agent that is used to treat a number of different kinds of cancer but is highly toxic and has a number of unpleasant side effects.
"Accelerated fractionation concurrent with two doses of high dose cisplatinum has the potential to reduce toxicity related to the chemotherapy regimen by not exposing patients to a third cycle," said, Phuc Felix Nguyen-Tan, M.D., presenter of the study for the RTOG and assistant professor of radiation oncology at CHUM Notre-Dame in Montreal, Canada.
An Article published Online First by The Lancet says that for patients with HER2-positive advanced gastric cancer, addition of tastuzumab to standard cisplatinum/fluoropyrimidine chemotherapy results in a median survival of 13.8 months, compared with 11.1 months with chemotherapy alone.
Dr. Williams, the H.H. Gregg Professor of Oncology at the IU School of Medicine, is a clinical researcher with national recognition for his expertise in the use of cisplatinum in the treatment of ovarian cancer.
Complete response rate at six months was 95. 4% in the cisplatinum arm, which did not differ from the 94. 5% rate with standard therapy.
(gemcitabine and cisplatinum) or standard of care alone, and will then undergo the previously planned bladder resection.