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Novartis posts a win, Roche a flop in skin cancer trials

Novartis posts a win, Roche a flop in skin cancer trials

Published 10/09/2017

Swiss drugmaker Novartis notched a trial win for its drug cocktail against skin cancer on Monday, while a rival treatment from Roche with slipping sales failed in a separate study with a similar patient group. [more…]

After melanoma surgery, Bristol`s Opdivo offers new care standard

After melanoma surgery, Bristol`s Opdivo offers new care standard

Published 10/09/2017

Bristol-Myers Squibb's immunotherapy drug Opdivo is a better and safer option than its older medicine Yervoy for treating melanoma patients who have had surgery to remove disease, researchers reported on Monday. [more…]

Bristol`s drug cocktail cuts kidney cancer death risk 37 percent

Bristol`s drug cocktail cuts kidney cancer death risk 37 percent

Published 10/09/2017

A combination of two Bristol-Myers Squibb immunotherapy drugs cut the risk of death by 37 percent in a key group of kidney cancer patients, data from a closely watched clinical trial showed on Sunday. [more…]

Lilly takes on Pfizer, Novartis with new breast cancer drug data

Lilly takes on Pfizer, Novartis with new breast cancer drug data

Published 10/09/2017

Eli Lilly staked its claim for a slice of sales in a new class of breast cancer drugs on Sunday as clinical data showed adding its medicine abemaciclib to standard therapy reduced the risk of disease progression by 46 percent. [more…]

Roche blood test could help `personalize` cancer immunotherapy

Roche blood test could help `personalize` cancer immunotherapy

Published 08/09/2017

A new blood test from Roche and Foundation Medicine has shown it can accurately measure the number of mutations within a tumor, potentially helping to predict which patients may respond best to some immunotherapies. [more…]

Slovak clinic treats lazy eye with virtual reality game

Slovak clinic treats lazy eye with virtual reality game

Published 08/09/2017

The condition called lazy eye has long been considered untreatable in adults, but a clinic in Slovakia says a treatment does exist, and it's simple as child's play - literally. [more…]

Merck`s immunotherapy, chemo mix shows extended lung cancer gains

Merck`s immunotherapy, chemo mix shows extended lung cancer gains

Published 07/09/2017

Giving Merck & Co's immunotherapy drug Keytruda in combination with chemotherapy for previously untreated advanced lung cancer appears to provide durable benefits, according to an update of a closely watched clinical trial. [more…]

Four-year-old Californian boy fights fatal disease with new treatment

Four-year-old Californian boy fights fatal disease with new treatment

Published 07/09/2017

Ely Bowman, like most four-year olds, is a bundle of energy. He spends his days riding his toy car though the backyard of his Irvine, California, home, bowling with his pint-size ball and pins, and dancing under his bedroom disco ball. [more…]

Drinks industry distorts alcohol cancer risk: scientists

Drinks industry distorts alcohol cancer risk: scientists

Published 07/09/2017

The alcohol industry uses denial, distortion and distraction to mislead people about the risks of developing cancer from drinking, often employing similar tactics to those of the tobacco industry, a study said on Thursday. [more…]

Surgeons in France reattach woman`s arms after train accident

Surgeons in France reattach woman`s arms after train accident

Published 25/08/2017

Surgeons have re-attached a woman's arms after they were severed by a train, a rare operation and a first in France in that both limbs were worked on at the same time. [more…]