Less Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: The TAILORx Results

Less Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: The TAILORx Results

Have you heard recently in the news about a breakthrough in breast cancer that better helps us determine whether you may or may not benefit from chemotherapy for your unique breast cancer? It involves breast cancer genomics, the Oncotype DX test, and the TAILORx clinical trial. Don’t be confused, we will teach you all aboutRead More Less Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: The TAILORx Results

Is Chemotherapy Used for Prostate Cancer Treatment

Is Chemotherapy Used for Prostate Cancer Treatment

Farshid Dayyani, MD: In certain circumstances, chemotherapy might be appropriate to treat prostate cancer. Conventional chemotherapy has been tested for decades in the treatment of early stage and advanced stage prostate cancer. So far, we don’t have any evidence that using chemotherapy earlier in the disease, meaning before the cancer has spread, will change anythingRead More Is Chemotherapy Used for Prostate Cancer Treatment

How Does Chemotherapy Treat Breast Cancer?

How Does Chemotherapy Treat Breast Cancer?

It’s October, aka breast cancer awareness month. There’s so much pink stuff everywhere that no doubt by now you are aware: breast cancer exists. But that doesn’t tell us about what to actually expect when someone we love receives what can be a very frightening diagnosis. Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancerRead More How Does Chemotherapy Treat Breast Cancer?

Hormone therapy and chemotherapy – prostate cancer

Hormone therapy and chemotherapy – prostate cancer

My name is Urban Emmenegger, I’m a Medical Oncologist here at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre. I’m specializing in the treatment of prostate cancer and the way I do that is different from some of my colleagues, I use mostly hormonal treatments and I use chemotherapy. Prostate cancer is a very specific disease in thatRead More Hormone therapy and chemotherapy – prostate cancer