This trial is evaluating whether azacitidine will improve 1 primary outcome in patients with Cancer. Measurement will happen over the course of one year.
This trial requires 43 total participants across 1 different treatment group
This trial involves a single treatment. Azacitidine is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are in Phase 2 and have already been tested with other people.
"Azacitidine was well tolerated but did not improve QoL in cancer patients enrolled in the current trial. Future studies are needed to establish its effect and to better understand the role of azacitidine in cancer patients." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Cancer is a disease of many different etiologies, but there is also a clear link between lifestyle and cancer, including smoking, excess alcohol consumption and obesity. People who have had cancer are at increased risk of subsequent disease. Vaccinations, hygiene and food are also important. Some cancers such as liver cancer are linked to excessive alcohol use, and smoking is a significant risk factor for lung cancer and lung diseases. The link between smoking and oral cancers is particularly strong." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"In most cancers, cells divide uncontrollably and form an aggressive tumor. Because cancer cells are normally present in the skin, the diagnosis of cancer should be considered when lesions change, especially when these seem to be more frequent than is normal. Cancer is a disease involving abnormal cell growth that threatens the body. It can spread to other parts of the body. Most cancers are caused by inherited genetic abnormalities in DNA, and most of these have been found by cancer genetics. Some cancers are caused by environmental exposures or lifestyle factors." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Treatment options for cancer are extensive and may be classified according to the type of cancer or how advanced it is, such as surgery, chemo, radiation, or hormonal manipulation or antibody therapy. For advanced cancers, treatments may include cryo, chemo, radiation, and hormonal manipulation. For cancers on early detection, treatments may range from the use of preventive techniques such as screening to surgery and chemo. For all cancers, an ongoing discussion exists regarding individualized treatment approaches." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Current treatments do not make long-term cure possible. However, there is an increasing proportion of patients surviving and remaining cancer-free for prolonged periods of time, and these patients can live without treatments and remain in remission. Thus, we cannot say that cancer cannot be cured." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Signs of cancer can often be identified with a good clinical history. When there are no other obvious signs of cancer, a CT with contrast can be helpful in confirming whether there is a mass, and what else may be needed like surgery or chemotherapy." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Around 2.9 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2007. Over 40% of these will be related to a modifiable risk factors. If one in 10 deaths in the United States is due to a modifiable risk, then around 890,000 will die from cancer that year, most of whom die from modifiable causes. Because the risk factors for cancer are highly modifiable, early diagnosis is paramount." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Azacitidine causes myelodysplasia, which is a type of cancer, to be more manageable and hopefully, this effect will eventually help people with an earlier stage of the disease. The myelodysplastic syndrome is a type of anemia. It is used in people who don't get results from being given blood transfusion.\n" - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Cancer of the pancreas occurs in almost 3 times more men than women, although both genders have more than 5 times increased incidence of cancer with age. The median age of diagnosis (incidence) of pancreatic cancer was 73 years for men (40.0% of cases) and 81 years for women (45.7%)." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Findings from a recent study has revealed the primary cause of cancer. It has been made clear that the cause of cancer in Africa, Asia, and America could be different from other continents as a result of environmental factors and socioeconomic situation." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Intravenous azacitidine at 150 or 300 mg in the first week of three cycles reduces haematological toxicity and results in a good quality of life. However, myelosuppression occurs and is more frequent during the first two cycles. To minimize this risk, caution is required during the first and the second cycle when starting and switching to azacitidine." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Clinical trials are a great source of clinical knowledge but can also be a source of patient burden. Clinicians should consider addressing this issue in order to improve compliance with current clinical trial regulations, and also to enable more comprehensive informed consent." - Anonymous Online Contributor