FDA has approved Sanofi-Aventis' Taxotere (docetaxel) for use in combination with cisplatin and fluorouracil (TPF) for the induction treatment of patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN)
Cetuximab (Erbitux) added to standard first-line chemotherapy with cisplatin or carboplatin plus fluorouracil (5-FU) yielded a statistically and clinically significant 35% survival advantage over these regimens without cetuximab in patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN)
Axitinib (AG-013736), an oral small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), yielded a 30% response rate in a phase II study of patients with metastatic or unresectable thyroid cancer unresponsive to or not suitable for standard treatment with radioactive iodine.
In contrast to other radiosensitizers, cetuximab (Erbitux) improves radiotherapy efficacy in patients with locoregionally advanced head and neck cancer without increasing mucositis or dysphagia, and this may translate into fewer treatment breaks and longer survival
ImClone Systems Incorporated and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced that a first-line phase III study of cetuximab (Erbitux) combined with platinum-based chemotherapy met the primary endpoint of increasing overall survival in patients with recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.
Cetuximab (Erbitux) plus concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT) appears to be feasible and effective in many patients with locally advanced squamous-cell head and neck cancer, and may improve local-regional control
Five Steps to Improving Patient Access Judy Capko, May 21, 2013 Patient access is getting increased attention through reform initiatives. Here are five steps you can take to make sure patients get appropriate access to care in your office.