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Celebrex may help prevent some non-melanoma skin cancers
By Dross at 2010-12-01 01:59
 

 

 New research shows the NSAID Celebrex may help prevent some non-melanoma skin cancers from developing in patients who have pre-cancerous actinic keratoses lesions and are at high risk for having the disease.

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Combining NSAIDs with chemotherapy, radiation may improve cancer treatment
By Dross at 2007-05-17 22:04
 

Until recently, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin and celecoxib (sold as Celebrex), were being hailed as promising cancer prevention drugs. However, the latest studies have concluded that in most cases the adverse side effect of these drugs -- including risk of cardiovascular and kidney disease -- outweigh the potential benefit.

However, certain NSAIDs may be better suited to treating cancer, in combination with standard therapies, rather than preventing it, according to new research by scientists at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.

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Green tea and COX-2 inhibitors combine to slow growth of prostate cancer
By Dross at 2007-03-02 00:06
 

PHILADELPHIA -- Drinking a nice warm cup of green tea has long been touted for its healthful benefits, both real and anecdotal. But now researchers have found that a component of green tea, combined with low doses of a COX-2 inhibitor, could slow the spread of human prostate cancer. In the March 1 issue of Clinical Cancer Research, researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison demonstrate that low doses of the COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib, administered with a green tea polyphenol called pigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), can slow the growth of human prostate cancer. Their experiments were performed in cell cultures and in a mouse model for the disease.

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New research to combat diarrhea during chemotherapy
By Dross at 2007-02-22 03:29
 

 

 Diarrhea is a painful and dangerous side effect of chemotherapyterm treatments, sapping the energy, moisture and will to live from many patients. Researchers at MD Anderson cancer center have completed a phase I and animal trial (rat) of the use of celebrex, a COX-2 inhibitor, in combination with FOLFIRIterm chemotherapy. Initial results were positive, with 50% of the patients seeing an amelioration of their diarrhea. The researchers found a dose limiting toxicity of 200 mg/m2

 If you are suffering from the effects of diarrhea in your chemo treatments, do show your physician this story.

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