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What Are The Side Effects Of The Bcg Cancer Drug
Various: As stated the typical side effects are inflammation of the bladder which usually resolves. Some patients becoem intolerant and cannot receive the treatment. If BCG is absorbed into the bloodstream it can result in massive infection and (rarely) death. Bcg should never be given if there is obvious blood in the urine. Also the pt shouldvoid into the same toilet for 24 hours after BCG and add bleach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is medical marijuana a good option to help relieve side effects of lung cancer drug treatment such as nausea, appetite loss, and weakness?
I say 'yes': If they can obtain it legally, i would urge them to try it. For as long as I have been in medicine, I have been told about how effective many people have found this. For almost as long, the mainstream medical press -- not a hotbed of social radicals or fuzzy thinkers -- have felt that our cannabis policies are at best ill-informed. I am glad you are there for your friend with cancer. Obey the law. ...Read more
Extensive testing: After going through pre-clinical testing in cell culture lines and animal models, a cancer drug is tested in humans. A phase i trial looks for safety information regarding the maximum tolerated dose of a drug. A phase ii trial looks for initial efficacy possibilities in a particular cancer population. A phase iii trial compares the new treatment against the current standard option. ...Read more
Multidisciplinary: Developing a cancer drug is an involved process that need contributions of chemists, biochemists, molecular biologists, doctors, pharmacologists, and more. Nanotechnology has not played a major role, yet. ...Read more
Many: There are a few drugs that use this idea such as abraxane. There are mulle possibilities. Currently an chemotherapy is attached to a carrier molecule and attached to an antibody for breast cancer. Delivery might be less important than targeting weakness in cancer cells more specifically. ...Read more
Approx how many years will it take for a experimental cancer drug(ima901) beginning from phase-3 to clinically available in market for patients use?
Cannot predict.: Ima901 is an immune therapy (cancer vaccine) for renal cell carcinoma of the kidney. It is currently under investigation in multi center phase 3 trials in europe and the U.S. Our center is not part of the trial, but information at clinicaltrials.Gov shows that phase 3 is currently accruing patients. They estimate data in 2014. It takes a mean of 8 years from the start of phase i trials to market. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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