Tag Archives: Cancer

High-Risk Women Can Benefit From Medications to Prevent Breast Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued updated recommendations on the use of medications to reduce the risk of breast cancer. The experts recommend that clinicians should offer preventive medications to women with an elevated risk of developing breast cancer due to factors such as family history or harmful BRCA mutations, but women… Read More »

Inside drugmakers’ strategy to boost cancer medicines with ‘Lazarus effect’

(Reuters) – In the halls of MD Anderson Cancer Center, the drug Vitrakvi is known for having a “Lazarus effect” in some patients because it can reverse late-stage cancer that has defied all other treatment options. FILE PHOTO: Logo of Bayer AG is pictured ahead of the the annual results news conference of the German… Read More »

Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo fails third straight test in tough-to-treat brain cancer

Bristol-Myers Squibb has once again come up empty-handed in one of the world’s deadliest and toughest-to-treat cancers. Thursday, the New Jersey drugmaker said adding its immuno-oncology star Opdivo to standard-of-care treatment had failed to significantly cut the risk of disease worsening or death among certain newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients. But while adding Opdivo didn’t improve on… Read More »