Tag Archives: Cancer

With ‘evolved’ treatment landscape, Merck pulls Keytruda’s FDA nod in third-line stomach cancer

Two months after a key FDA panel voted down Merck’s conditional nod for Keytruda as a third-line treatment for certain stomach cancer patients, the company says it’s pulling the plug on the indication.  Following consultation with the FDA, Merck on Thursday said it will voluntarily withdraw its U.S. accelerated approval for Keytruda as a third-line… Read More »

“Blood test finds 50 types of cancer” – we’ve been down this path before

Shoddy, incomplete, fawning news coverage of screening tests is one of the most clearly established problems in health news coverage – something HealthNewsReview.org has revealed countless times over the past 15 years. A public relations news release 22 days ago – from “a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early” – touted study… Read More »

‘He put himself through the wringer for me’ – stem cell transplant boost for Paul (35) facing cancer battle as brother is a match

Brotherly love certainly knows no bounds for one Co Tyrone family. s a fit young Strabane man faced a third battle with cancer, his four younger brothers immediately stepped in to help. Paul Carlin (35) is currently receiving treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, an illness that he has faced down twice before. Despite receiving the all-clear… Read More »

Cancer symptoms: Clinical oncologist warns of ‘unusual’ signs of a growing prostate tumour

“There are some unusual and less common symptoms to look out for,” said Professor Payne. For instance, swollen legs could be a warning sign that prostate cancer has spread to the lymph nodes in the pelvis. Whenever the cancerous tumour has metastasised (i.e. spread) to other body regions, it’s indicative of advanced prostate cancer, which… Read More »

ASCO: Exelixis releases more details on Cabometyx thyroid cancer data that wooed Ipsen

When Ipsen announced last week that it wanted in on Exelixis’ Cabometyx for thyroid cancer, the company pegged that move to the oncology drug’s promising late-stage trial results. Now, Exelixis is offering up more details of that very trial. For a phase 3 study up for presentation at the virtual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, investigators… Read More »

Cancer survivor creates curly wigs after not being able to find any during chemo

Loading the player… Diane Austin shared with PEOPLE the inspiration behind her hair company, Coils To Locs, and opened up about her journey through cancer and motherhood. Read More: Dr. Jackie urges women to screen for cervical cancer Austin revealed a nervousness to share with her now 23-year-old daughter Paige her cancer diagnosis. At the… Read More »