Cancer News

Chemotherapy Before Surgery Improves Treatment of Sarcoma (11/07/2016)

For patients with localized soft-tissue sarcoma of the trunk or extremities who are high risk for relapse, the use of anthracycline plus ifosfamide chemotherapy prior to surgery appears to improve survival. Chemotherapy administered before surgery is called neoadjuvant therapy and has not previously been demonstrated to improve outcomes in soft tissue sarcoma (STS). Soft tissue … Continue reading "Chemotherapy Before Surgery Improves Treatment of Sarcoma"

Halaven Approved for Liposarcoma (02/04/2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the chemotherapy agent Halaven (eribulin) for the treatment of liposarcoma. It’s the first drug approved for liposarcoma that has demonstrated an improvement in overall survival. Halaven is already approved for the treatment of advanced breast cancer. The approval indication for Halaven in the treatment of … Continue reading "Halaven Approved for Liposarcoma"