Showing posts with label cancer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cancer. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Drug discovery offers hope for new breast cancer treatments

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, have identified a new drug that could offer an effective future therapy for breast cancer. While a potential treatment is still a long way off, this discovery could give rise to promising clinical trials.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Bladder Cancer

(HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat bladder cancer was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.

Tecentriq (atezolizumab) treats the most common type of bladder cancer, called urothelial carcinoma. It's the first in its class of drugs, called PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors, approved to treat this type of cancer.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Genetic testing is terrifying when you have cancer

Learning that you have cancer is shocking. During treatment, the last thing you want to consider is having cancer ever again.

But for many of us who’ve been diagnosed, especially at a young age, it’s a prospect we must confront.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Cancer Drugs Increasingly Becoming More Expensive Over Time, New Study Shows

Cancer is one of the most expensive and riskiest diseases to treat. A new study shows that cancer drugs have become significantly more expensive compared to the drugs used 15 years ago.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Childhood cancer survivors live longer but may suffer chronic illnesses

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Test Tells Breast Cancer Patients Who Can Safely Skip Chemo

Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease — good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene- activity test to gauge each patient's risk. student loans

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Doctors Seek Test for Deploying New Life-Extending Cancer Drugs

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Dr. Jedd D. Wolchok, chief of the melanoma and immunotherapeutics service at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New drugs that boost the immune system’s ability to fight tumors may be one of the greatest medical advances in years, cancer doctors say, pulling some patients from death’s door and keeping them in remission for years.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Drug combination greatly boosts prostate cancer survival

Drug combination greatly boosts prostate cancer survival FoxNEWS: A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cholesterol metabolite discovered that accelerates breast cancer

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Dr. Erik Nelson, Dr. Donald McDonnell, and colleagues at Duke University reported the discovery of a cholesterol metabolite that mimics the action of estrogen in the development and spread of breast cancer in the Nov. 28, 2013, issue of the journal Science.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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AUSTIN (KXAN) - This year, an estimated 12.000 children under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer. September is Childhood Cancer awareness month and a local pediatric oncologist with Dell Children's joined KXAN to talk about the disease.