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  More good news for breastfeeding  
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  New Emergency Medicine chair  
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  NCI designation renewed  
     
  Hiking minority participation in cancer clinical trials  
     
  New regimen offers longer cancer survival rates  
     
  Improving women's heart health  
     
  Better ways to control cancer pain  
     
  Study explores health of immigrant families  
     
  NIH grant helps new clinical researchers  
     
  Howard Hughes' grant for basic science  
     
  Tobacco tied to high cancer death burden in African-American men  
     
  Genetic switch boosts radiation effectiveness  
     
  1% of retailers sell 40% of guns used in California crime  
     
  Possible inflammatory-disease treatments  
     
  Early clues to ovarian cancer  
     
  Healthy success for non-dieters  
     
  New student affairs assistant dean  
     
  UC Davis develops drug that may block breast cancer  
     
  Researchers report new drug-delivery approach  
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New regimen offers longer cancer survival rates

An investigational chemoradiation regimen at UC Davis has achieved the best long-term survival rates yet reported in patients with locally advanced, non-small cell lung cancer. The study evaluated the use of the chemotherapy agent docetaxel (Taxotere) administered after two other chemotherapy drugs – cisplatin and etoposide – plus radiation therapy. Among patients treated with the regimen, 29 percent were still alive after five years versus 17 percent of patients from a previous study. Patients in the earlier study received the same chemoradiation without docetaxel.

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