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Dr. Al Hegab
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Ibritumomab Tiuxetan (Overview)

Ibritumomab tiuxetan is a cancer agent.


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Why don't cancer doctors prescribe zevalin (ibritumomab tiuxetan)?

Why don't cancer doctors prescribe zevalin (ibritumomab tiuxetan)?

Used: Doctors do prescribe zevalin (ibritumomab tiuxetan) (ibritumomab). It is a useful medication, but the dosing involved a complex test dosing which was doable, but not available at all centers. That is better now. Also there is not "head-to-head" data vs the "naked" cd20 monoclonal antibody Rituximab vs. Zevalin, (ibritumomab tiuxetan) so some data are hard to interpret. It if more often used as consolidation or relapse therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Ibritumomab Tiuxetan (Overview)

Ibritumomab tiuxetan is a cancer agent.


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Why don't cancer doctors prescribe zevalin (ibritumomab tiuxetan)?

Used: Doctors do prescribe zevalin (ibritumomab tiuxetan) (ibritumomab). It is a useful medication, but the dosing involved a complex test dosing which was doable, but not available at all centers. That is better now. Also there is not "head-to-head" data vs the "naked" cd20 monoclonal antibody Rituximab vs. Zevalin, (ibritumomab tiuxetan) so some data are hard to interpret. It if more often used as consolidation or relapse therapy. ...Read more

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Why don't doctors prescribe bexxar (tositumomab) and zevalin for cancer?

Why don't doctors prescribe bexxar (tositumomab) and zevalin for cancer?

Wrong assumption: Bexxar (tositumomab) and Zevalin are indeed commonly prescribed for some cases of lymphoma. Those drugs have no beneficial activity (but do have harm) when used to treat most other cancers, such as lung, breast, and colon cancer. ...Read more

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Can doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) treat multiple myeloma?

Can doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) treat multiple myeloma?

Yes: Yes, Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) can be used to treat multiple myeloma. Discuss further in detail with your oncologist -whether the chemotherapy would be appropriate for your case. ...Read more

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Peripheral t-cell lymphoma cure: chop induction+ifosfamide/mtx + autologous transplant or romidepsim+brenduximab?

Peripheral t-cell lymphoma cure: chop induction+ifosfamide/mtx + autologous transplant or romidepsim+brenduximab?

Complex problem: Cannot comment with 2 lines of information. Need the entire clinical context. If you seek more detailed information get a formal second opinion. ...Read more

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Is matulane (procarbazine) useful to non-hodgkin's lymphomas?

No: Only indication is for hodkin's disease, and even in that condition, where it is used as part of the "mopp" regimen, it has been replaced by other regimens. It may have slight activity in other lymphomas but there are now many other effective chemotherapeutic and biologic choices. ...Read more

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Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) chemotherapy?

Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) chemotherapy?

Yes.: Generic name of Cytoxan is cyclophosphamide. It is a drug commonly used to treat a variety of cancers, but may also be used to treat some autoimmune disorders, such as lupus. ...Read more

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Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) or xtandi for pre-chemo castration resistant prostate cancer? Thoughts?

Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) or xtandi for pre-chemo castration resistant prostate cancer? Thoughts?

Good options: Both are good options. It will depend on safety profiles and the need of using steroid with zytiga (abiraterone acetate) but not for extandi. Discuss further with your oncologist to select which one is the best for you. ...Read more

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Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Possibly: If the leukemia develops out of a myelodysplasia and has evidence of a 5q-, then possibly. But, the results are mediocre at best. Not curative by any stretch but could possibly slow the leukemia down for a short time. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is nexavar (sorafenib) prescribed for hepatocellular carcinoma?

Is nexavar (sorafenib) prescribed for hepatocellular carcinoma?

Yes, for Stage 4: Nexavar, or sorafenib, is used to treat advanced, unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. It is also used to treat patients with advanced kidney cancer. This drug is a multikinase inhibitor and works by decreasing tumor growth and replication, by inhibiting the formation of blood vessels that tumors rely on to get nourishment. This is not a curative treatment, prolonging survival on average 7 mo. ...Read more

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Diagnoged with cutaneous tcell lymphoma .Treated with eletron beam.Interferon, gemcitabine, anthracycline, etoposide, procarbazine without improv.I'm 64 y?

Diagnoged with cutaneous tcell lymphoma .Treated with eletron beam.Interferon, gemcitabine, anthracycline, etoposide, procarbazine without improv.I'm 64 y?

There are new agents: There are several new agents for this disease. It is uncommon and you need a good assessment of the status of both your disease and your ability to take treatment. There are oral agents, antibodies, drugs like velcade (bortezomib) that might be helpful. I would suggest an evaluation by an oncologist who is familiar with this disease. ...Read more

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Is rituxan (rituximab) considered a chemotherapy drug?

Is rituxan (rituximab) considered a chemotherapy drug?

Not really: Rituxan (rituximab) is used to treat certain cancers as well as other non-cancer conditions. In the oncology world, we don't think of it as "chemotherapy" because it is a monoclonal antibody that is selective. We use the term chemotherapy for drugs that non-specifically kill fast-growing cells. We call Rituxan (rituximab) a biologic therapy, not chemotherapy. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Anyone here given 5-fluorouracil (5-fu) for gyno patient?

Anyone here given 5-fluorouracil (5-fu) for gyno patient?

Yes: 5-fu is a type of chemotherapy. It can be given by iv, or in certain cases as a cream that the patient inserts into the vagina with an applicator. I'm not sure why it has been recommended to you, but it has side effects you should understand. Ask your doctor for more information. Good luck! ...Read more

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What makes Trovax different from other kidney cancer meds (like nexavar, proleukin, torisel, (temsirolimus) sutent)?

What makes Trovax different from other kidney cancer meds (like nexavar, proleukin, torisel, (temsirolimus) sutent)?

Other drugs worked: Nexavar, torisel, and sutent all received FDA approval because they improved progression free survival. The initial Trovax trial was terminated early because there was little or no prospect of demonstrating a statistically significant survival benefit compared to placebo. http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/16/22/5539.long ...Read more

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Mult.Myeloma relapsed after treatment with velcade (bortezomib), (bortezomib) melphalan&dexamethasone. Melphalan stopped in dec, velcade (bortezomib) in april. Now takes carfilzomib& dexamethasone fever39.5. No infections.What causes fever?

Mult.Myeloma relapsed  after treatment with velcade (bortezomib), (bortezomib) melphalan&dexamethasone. Melphalan stopped in dec, velcade (bortezomib) in april. Now takes carfilzomib& dexamethasone fever39.5. No infections.What causes fever?

Fever could be side : Effects of the chemotherapeutic agents and steroids considering there's no blood infection. Tylenol (acetaminophen) should help control the fever. Follow up with your oncologist. God bless you! http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/36171-herbs-cancer/. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Zevalin (Definition)

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