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The FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence — Quantifying the Patient Experience

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By: Paul G. Kluetz, M.D. From: fda.gov Cancer therapies are typically evaluated based on their ability to control the growth of a tumor or extend life. Tumor response and survival data are strong trial endpoints that remain the mainstay of regulatory review, but cancer patients have other meaningful concerns as well, such as coping with treatment-related side effects that can …

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Nearly half of breast cancer patients have severe treatment side effects

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By: Lisa Rapaport From: reuters.com Many women being treated for breast cancer suffer from severe treatment side effects even when they don’t receive chemotherapy, a recent study suggests. For the study, researchers surveyed 1,945 women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer about the severity of seven treatment side effects: nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, pain, arm swelling, shortness of breath and …