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Cometriq™ (cabozantinib)

This slideshow reviews drug information for Cometriq™ (cabozantinib). Table of Contents Slide 3: Indication, Dosage, and AdministrationSlide 6: Use in Specific PopulationsSlide 9: Clinical PharmacologySlide 13: Warnings and PrecautionsSlide 17: Clinical Safety and EfficacySlide 20: Drug Storage and Supply

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Chemotherapy Induced Alopecia (CIA)

Compared to the severe adverse effects of chemotherapy, chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA) is surprisingly one of the more troubling aspects of chemotherapy to patients.[2] (Slide 1) In a study of 18- to 38-year-old males and females with cancer, both genders expressed feelings of being exposed and judged.[9] Normal hair growth is comprised of three phases: 1)…

Abraxane® (paclitaxel protein-bound particles) (albumin-bound) for NSCLC

This slideshow reviews Abraxane® (paclitaxel protein-bound particles (albumin-bound) for patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Table of Contents Slide 3: Indication, Dosage, and AdministrationSlide 7: Use in Specific PopulationsSlide 9: Clinical PharmacologySlide 13: Warnings and PrecautionsSlide 17: Clinical Safety and EfficacySlide 21: Drug Storage and Supply

Kadcyla™ (ado-trastuzumab emtansine)

This slideshow reviews drug information for Kadcyla (ado-trastuzumab emtansine). Table of Contents Slide 3: Indication, Dosage & AdministrationSlide 6: Use in Specific PopulationsSlide 9: Clinical PharmacologySlide 13: Warnings & PrecautionsSlide 18: Clinical Safety & EfficacySlide 23: Drug Storage & Supply

Colored x-ray of the abdomen (frontal) after a double contrast barium enema highlighting cancer of the left descending colon.

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer, and the 2nd most common cause of death in the United States. In 2012, there will be 103,170 new cases of colon cancer and 40,290 new cases of rectal cancer diagnosed. As a result, there will be over 51,000 deaths from colorectal cancer this year; most of…

Colored CT scan of a coronal section of the skull from an 8-year-old with retinoblastoma tumors (light areas) in each eye.

Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a rare cancer that is caused by a mutation in the retinoblastoma gene (RB1) controlling cell division of the retina. The disease can be hereditary if the mutated RB1 gene runs in a family, and can cause a 50% chance of the child developing the disease. This malignant cancer of the retina can…

Colored x-rays of the forearm (frontal on left; profile on right) highlighting the Ewing sarcoma cancerous area (thick orange region) of radius.

Ewing Sarcoma

Ewing sarcoma is one of a group of cancers known collectively as the Ewing sarcoma family of tumors. Despite the fact that Ewing sarcoma is a rare form of bone cancer, it is highly malignant and commonly occurs in children between the ages of 10 and 15 years and young adults. The annual incidence is…

Colored enhancement of an x-ray of the left breast of a woman with a malignant tumor (black area), which is located in the upper right portion of this image.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the U.S. besides skin cancer. About 1 in 8 U.S. women (approximately 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. The good news is that since 2003, the incidence of breast cancer has remained stable. Unfortunately, however, it is estimated…

Advanced Stage NSCLC

Lung Cancer

More people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. This is true for both men and women. According to the most currently available epidemiologic data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 208,493 people were diagnosed with lung cancer in 2008, including 111,886 men and 96,607…

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