CANCER

New test may turn AZ`s Lynparza into precision drug for prostate cancer

New test may turn AZ`s Lynparza into precision drug for prostate cancer

Published 18/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: The logo of AstraZeneca is seen on a medication package in a pharmacy in London, Britain, April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo

Scientists have developed a new three-in-one blood test that has the potential to turn AstraZeneca's drug Lynparza into a precision medicine for prostate cancer.

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More liver cancer deaths could be averted in the U.S

More liver cancer deaths could be averted in the U.S

Published 16/06/2017

By Shereen Lehman(Reuters Health) - - Death rates from liver cancer in the U.S. have doubled since the 1980s and continue to rise, largely due to ris

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Mammogram follow-up tests take longer for Asian women in U.S.

Mammogram follow-up tests take longer for Asian women in U.S.

Published 13/06/2017

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - After an abnormal mammogram, Asian women in the U.S. are less likely than white women to get follow-up tests to de

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Big returns on small cancer research investment, study suggests

Big returns on small cancer research investment, study suggests

Published 05/06/2017

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - A government-backed research collaboration program started in the 1950s has added about 3.34 million years of life

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Kite to launch mid-stage leukemia trial in fourth quarter 2017

Kite to launch mid-stage leukemia trial in fourth quarter 2017

Published 05/06/2017

Kite Pharma Inc said on Monday it planned to launch in the fourth quarter of this year a Phase 2 trial of its experimental T-cell therapy in leukemia patients, possibly at a lower dose than is currently being tested.

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`Heat-not-burn` cigarettes still release cancer-causing chemicals

`Heat-not-burn` cigarettes still release cancer-causing chemicals

Published 26/05/2017

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - - A new type of "heat-not-burn" cigarette releases some of the same cancer-causing chemicals found in traditional

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Several non-drug options help with fatigue during, after cancer treatment

Several non-drug options help with fatigue during, after cancer treatment

Published 26/05/2017

By Carolyn CristNon-drug approaches that work best at relieving cancer-related fatigue may differ during and after cancer treatment, according to an

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Drug approvals bounce back as R&D labs churn out new winners

Drug approvals bounce back as R&D labs churn out new winners

Published 25/05/2017

FILE PHOTO - A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo

The number of new drugs approved for sale in United States and Europe has bounced back this year, suggesting a marked slowdown in 2016 was an aberration rather than a sign of flagging research and development productivity.

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U.S. FDA panel backs Puma Biotech`s breast cancer drug

Published 24/05/2017

Puma Biotechnology Inc's experimental breast cancer drug reduces the risk of disease recurrence and should be approved, an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Wednesday.

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Scientists to test whether Zika can kill brain cancer cells

Published 18/05/2017

FILE PHOTO - Genetically modified male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are pictured at Oxitec factory in Piracicaba, Brazil, October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Scientists in Britain plan to harness the Zika virus to try to kill brain tumor cells in experiments that they say could lead to new ways to fight an aggressive type of cancer.

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