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Dr. James Gulley
26 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Targeted therapy: Newer targeted therapy agents can be quite beneficial for some patients with lung cancer. This is especially true in female never smokers who may hav ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No cure but...: ... It's likely you and your mother have gained several good months to share with one another. Until recently, we had nothing like iressa; these targe ... Read More
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
49 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It depends...: ...On one's perception of "recovery" is. If the expectation from treatment is palliative or symptomatic relief, then she will recover. Breathing is an ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Iressa (gefitinib): "IRESSA is contraindicated in patients with severe hypersensitivity to gefitinib or to any other component of IRESSA." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Iressa (gefitinib): Iressa = gefitinib
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Iressa (gefitinib): Gefitinib.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Iressa (gefitinib): Yes, Iressa (gefitinib) is a prescription medication.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
International?: Faulty trials sullied gefitinib that was approved. Survival in nsclc appeared better with erlotinib, but population differences were different, likely ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Iressa (gefitinib): Iressa (gefitinib) is a selective inhibitor of epidermal growth factor receptor's (EGFR) . It is used to treat cancer.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Iressa (gefitinib): Iressa (gefitinib) is FDA Pregnancy Category D - Positive evidence of risk.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Gefitinib/Iressa: May work quite well if she has the egfr mutation codon 19, 21. More likely in women, non-smoker, asian. Iressa (gefitinib) has low adverse effects, bu ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Iressa (gefitinib): Iressa (gefitinib) is used to treat certain cancers.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
I dont think so: Iressa is a brand/trade name of gefitinib. There is no significant difference between gefitinib and iressa- besides the fact that gefitinib is the gen ... Read More

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