Drug Treatment Information You Can Understand
Heard about a new cancer treatment or drug? New technology and research are continuing to offer us new ways to combat cancer.
As the FDA approves more new cancer treatments and drugs, we’ll do our best to help educate and inform cancer patients on these new treatments. Each video provides an overview of how the treatment works, which types of cancer the treatment targets and what types of side effects may occur from a particular treatment.
It’s an exciting time in cancer research and we will do our part to offer updates and reviews on these new ways to take on cancer.
How Darzalex Treats Multiple Myeloma
Darzalex (Daratumumab) is a promising new immunotherapy cancer treatment for patients with multiple myeloma
How Xgeva Treats Bone Metastases
Xgeva (Denosumab) is atargeted cancer treatment that is used to help prevent bone fractures and other skeletal conditions that may occur where the cancer has spread to the bones
Opdivo Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment
Cancer can cloak itself so the immune system does not detect it. Opdivo (nivolumab) is an antibody that binds to T cells so the immune system can find them.
Herceptin for Breast and Stomach Cancer
20% of breast cancer cases and 10-20% of stomach cancers are HER2-positive. Oncologist Stephen Lemon MD describes how this cancer treatment works and it’s side effects.
Cancer Treatment Imbruvica
This targeted therapy has shown in studies to help patients live without cancer spreading and live longer compared to patients not taking the drug.
About Ovarian Cancer Treatment Lynparza
Recently approved by the FDA, Lynparza (olaparib) is a targeted cancer treatment for certain types of advanced ovarian cancers.
Breast Cancer Treatment Ibrance
Ibrance (palbociclib) is offering hope as a new hormone based cancer treatment for advanced breast cancer patients who meet a specific criteria.
Melanoma Cancer Drug Keytruda
Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is a new cancer drug that treats advanced melanoma by using the patient’s immune system to attack cancer cells.
Prostate Cancer Treatment Xofigo
Recently approved cancer drug Xofigo (radium-223 dichloride) offers a new treatment for patients with late stage prostate cancer.
Her2 Positive Breast Cancer Drug Perjeta
Perjeta (pertuzumba) is helping to extend the lives of patients with an aggressive type of breast cancer referred to as HER2-positive breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Drug Kadcyla
Kadcyla (T-DM1) is a targeted breast cancer drug treatment for women with stage 3 or stage 4 HER2-positive breast cancer.
Lung Cancer Drug Gilotrif
Afatinib (Gilotrif) is a new FDA approved targeted cancer therapy for certain types of lung cancer, such as metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.
How Avastin Treats Advanced Cancer
Avastin (bevacizumab) is a targeted therapy for various metastatic cancers, including colorectal and lung cancer.
How Do Cancer Clinical Trials Work
Dr. Stephen Lemon explains clinical trials and how they work, including trial phases, and how cancer patients may choose to volunteer, based upon their eligibility criteria.
How Does Targeted Therapy Work?
What is targeted cancer therapy and how does it compare to standard chemotherapy? This video compares these two forms of cancer treatment.