Oncology

Roche's (rhhby) Tecentriq Gets Fda Nod For Another Indication

Roche RHHBY recently announced that the FDA has approved immuno-oncology drug Tecentriq (atezolizumab) for another indication.Tecentriq is now approved as adjuvant treatment, following surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy, for adults with Stage...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Cancer, Chemotherapy

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Gilead (gild) Breast Cancer Drug Gets Positive Chmp Opinion

Gilead Sciences, Inc. GILD recently announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (“CHMP”) of the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) has adopted a positive opinion on the Marketing Authorization Application...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Marketing

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Colin Powell, Who Died On Monday From Covid-19, Had A Blood-cell Cancer That Likely Weakened His...

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capital Concerts Colin Powell, former US secretary of state, died on Monday from COVID-19 complications. Powell was vaccinated but was being treated for cancer, so he was likely...
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Liposomal Irinotecan Combo Boosts Survival In Biliary Tract Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Adding liposomal irinotecan to fluorouracil and leucovorin significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with advanced biliary tract cancer after progression on gemcitabine plus cisplatin, according to...
Related topics: Cancer

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Starting Mammography At Age 40 Would Reduce Disparities In Deaths For Black Women

If Black women begin mammography screening every other year starting at age 40, breast cancer deaths could be reduced by 57 percent compared to starting screening 10 years later -- as is currently recommended by some organizations -- according to...
Related topics: Mammography, Breast Cancer, Cancer

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Epa Announces Plans To Regulate Cancer-causing 'forever Chemicals'

Showing up in everything from cosmetics and dental floss to product packaging and cleaning supplies. polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are ubiquitous to the modern world. They're also known as "forever chemicals"...
Related topics: Cancer

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Right-sided Crc Metastases Call For 'more Aggressive' Approach

(MedPage Today) -- Colorectal cancer (CRC) metastases from right-sided primary tumors and CRC liver metastases had higher rates of local failure following stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), a single-institution retrospective study found...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Liver Cancer, Medical Research

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Dick Vitale Announces He Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer Again

Dick Vitale revealed back in August that he was cancer-free after previously being diagnosed with melanoma, but unfortunately the college basketball legend is battling another health issue. Vitale, 82, announced in a statement through ESPN on Monday...
Related topics: Cancer, Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Espn

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African American Breast Cancer Patients Less Likely To Receive Genetic Counseling, Testing

Foluso O. Ademuyiwa, MD, an associate professor of medical oncology surveyed 277 cancer doctors around the United States and found that physicians believe that Black women experience more barriers than white women to genetic counseling and testing...
Related topics: African-American, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Genetics

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Starting Mammography At Age 40 Would Reduce Disparities In Deaths For Black Women

If Black women begin mammography screening every other year starting at age 40, breast cancer deaths could be reduced by 57 percent compared to starting screening 10 years later -- as is currently recommended by some organizations -- according to...
Related topics: Mammography, Breast Cancer, Cancer

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Former Us Secretary Of State Colin Powell Dies Of Covid Complications At 84

Colin Powell, the first Black person to become America’s Secretary of State, has died at 84, from Covid-related complications. He was double vaccinated but immunosuppressed due to blood cancer. Powell served as a distinguished general in the...
Related topics: Colin Powell, Cancer

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Moffitt Researchers Use Computer Modeling To Predict Patient Tumor Responses To Radiation Therapy

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center are trying to improve the personalization of radiation therapy through computer modeling. In a new study published in the journal Neoplasia, they model how interactions between cancer cells and immune cells, and...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer

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Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Appoints Daniel Mansour, M.d., As Medical Director...

Mountainside Medical Center has announced that Daniel Mansour, M.D. will take on the role as medical director of thoracic surgery and surgical director of the lung cancer screening/lung nodule program.
Related topics: Lung Cancer, Cancer

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Moffitt Researchers Use Computer Modeling To Predict Patient Tumor Responses To Radiation Therapy

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center are trying to improve the personalization of radiation therapy through computer modeling. In a new study published in the journal Neoplasia, they model how interactions between cancer cells and immune cells, and...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer

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Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Appoints Daniel Mansour, M.d., As Medical Director...

Mountainside Medical Center has announced that Daniel Mansour, M.D. will take on the role as medical director of thoracic surgery and surgical director of the lung cancer screening/lung nodule program.
Related topics: Lung Cancer, Cancer

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Colin Powell Dead At 84 From Covid Complications

A former aide of Powell has confirmed he also had multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer that hinders the body's ability to fight infections. Colin Powell, the trailblazer who became the first black Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joint…
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Upfront Triplet Improves Os In Metastatic Castration-sensitive Prostate Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- The addition of abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) to standard therapy with docetaxel plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) significantly improved overall survival in patients with de novo metastatic castration-sensitive prostate...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Cancer

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Aging Breast Tissue Could Set The Stage For Invasive Breast Cancer

A new study examines how the extracellular matrix (ECM) -- an underlying network of molecules and proteins that provide the structure for tissue growth -- can trigger invasive cancer-related genes.
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Medical Research, Proteins, Genetics

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Powered By St. Jude, Together, A Web-based Patient Education Resource On Childhood Cancer, Plans To...

Together by St. Jude announces plans to launch in seven new languages, offering trustworthy medical information about pediatric cancer and shared stories of hope to families around the world
Related topics: Cancer

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Ludwig Lausanne Study Identifies Potential Combination Therapy For Brain Metastases Of Breast Cancer

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has identified and preclinically validated combination treatments for the brain metastases of breast cancer, a common and typically lethal manifestation of the malignancy.
Related topics: Medical Research, Brain Tumors, Breast Cancer, Cancer

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