CANCER

Merck raises stakes in lung cancer as rivals close in

Merck raises stakes in lung cancer as rivals close in

Published 11/12/2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc, maker of the only immunotherapy approved for patients newly-diagnosed with the most common type of lung cancer, [more…]

‘Unheard of’ responses to bluebird CAR-T therapy seen in myeloma study

‘Unheard of’ responses to bluebird CAR-T therapy seen in myeloma study

Published 10/12/2017

(Reuters) - More than half of patients with advanced multiple myeloma who had run out of therapeutic options remained in complete remission after receiving bluebird [more…]

Roche drug cocktail doubles chance of holding lung cancer at bay

Roche drug cocktail doubles chance of holding lung cancer at bay

Published 07/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is seen outside their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich/File PhotoZURICH (Reuters) - [more…]

Genmab and Johnson & Johnson ‘love’ partnership as some ponder takeover

Genmab and Johnson & Johnson ‘love’ partnership as some ponder takeover

Published 01/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: Genmab Chief Executive Jan van de Winkel poses for a photograph in London, Britain, October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Ben Hirschler/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - Genmab [more…]

Cancer drug prompts ‘drastic’ HIV decrease in lung cancer patient

Cancer drug prompts ‘drastic’ HIV decrease in lung cancer patient

Published 01/12/2017

LONDON, (Reuters) - Doctors in France have found the first evidence that a drug normally used to treat lung, kidney or skin cancer may be [more…]

Three coffees a day linked to more health than harm: study

Three coffees a day linked to more health than harm: study

Published 23/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: A Cappuccino stands on a table at a branch of Costa coffee in Manchester, Britain, March 18, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - [more…]

Roche announces trial successes in cancer, haemophilia

Roche announces trial successes in cancer, haemophilia

Published 20/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Swiss drugmaker Roche's logo is seen at their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File PhotoZURICH (Reuters) - Roche [more…]

Large U.S. farm study finds no cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller

Large U.S. farm study finds no cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller

Published 18/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: Monsanto's research farm is pictured near Carman, Manitoba, Canada August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Zachary Prong/File Photo (This Nov 9 story corrects paragraph 11 to [more…]

Novartis gets FDA breakthrough status for Tafinlar, Mekinist combination

Novartis gets FDA breakthrough status for Tafinlar, Mekinist combination

Published 23/10/2017

Novartis on Monday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough therapy status to the combination of Tafinlar and Mekinist to treat patients with BRAF V600-positive stage III melanoma following surgery. [more…]

California judge tosses $417 million talc cancer verdict against Johnson & Johnson

California judge tosses $417 million talc cancer verdict against Johnson & Johnson

Published 21/10/2017

A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. [more…]