Temozolomide

Biomarker predicts effectiveness of brain cancer treatment

“Every patient diagnosed with glioblastoma is treated with a chemotherapy called temozolomide. About 15 percent of these patients derive long-lasting benefit,”…

New drug improves progression-free survival, shrinks tumors in rare cancer for first time

The findings are potentially practice-changing for a historically “untreatable disease.” Though uveal melanoma is rare — there are only 2,500 cases diagnosed…

Bright White

Would you want to swallow a tablet that’s yellow rather than its usual white? Would this effect be harmless and would the drug still be efficient? Researchers…

New data on melanoma treatment

Melanomas are known to be caused by exposure to the ultraviolet light in sunlight, but the precise mechanisms involved are complex. In a presentation at the…

Temozolomide and thalidomide combination effective against malignant melanoma spread to the central nervous system

The non-randomised phase II trial, published in the online journal ecancermedicalscience, investigated the combination of thalidomide and temozolomide. It is…