Tag Archives: Cancer

Smart breast clips: A new and personalized approach to breast cancer treatment

by Nina Welding Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in American women, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, according to the American Cancer Society. It claimed the lives of more than 41,000 women in the United States in 2019, and changed the lives of 3.5 million breast cancer survivors. At… Read More »

Bowel cancer symptoms: What shape are your stools? Sign of the deadly disease

Bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, most commonly develops from pre-cancerous growths called polyps. The deadly disease is best identified early to increase chances of survival. What might your faeces be telling you? The bowel is part of the digestive system – the large bowel absorbs water from undigested waste and moves it along… Read More »

Novel drug targets tumor growth in advanced kidney cancer

Scientists report promising activity of a novel drug that targets a key molecular driver of clear cell renal cell carcinoma in patients with metastatic disease. Researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report a response rate of 24 percent across all risk categories of patients given an oral first-in-class agent that targets hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) 2-a, which promotes… Read More »

NICE rejects Merck’s Keytruda kidney cancer combo, keeping pressure off BMS

Merck’s Keytruda may be pressuring Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo in kidney cancer in the U.S. But in England, cost watchdogs won’t be giving it the chance—at least for now. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) shot down the combination of Merck’s star and Pfizer’s Inlyta in previously untreated patients, citing uncertainty around the combo’s… Read More »