Life Sciences

Mixed results for Bristol/Nektar combination in cancer trial

Mixed results for Bristol/Nektar combination in cancer trial

Published 04/06/2018

Chicago (Reuters) - Mixed results over the weekend from closely watched studies combining Bristol-Myers Squibb Co’s cancer immunotherapy with Nektar Therapeutics experimental drug NKTR-214, led [more…]

Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy: study

Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy: study

Published 03/06/2018

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some 70 percent of women with early-stage breast cancer and an intermediate risk of cancer recurrence can safely skip chemotherapy after their [more…]

Merck’s Keytruda extends lung cancer survival in two trials

Merck’s Keytruda extends lung cancer survival in two trials

Published 03/06/2018

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Merck & Co’s immunotherapy Keytruda improved survival as a stand-alone treatment for newly-diagnosed lung cancer patients and with chemotherapy for hard-to-treat squamous [more…]

Roche drugs show limited benefit in lung, breast cancer trials

Roche drugs show limited benefit in lung, breast cancer trials

Published 02/06/2018

CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a disappointment for Roche Holding AG (ROG.S), two of its oncology drugs provided only modest protection from disease progression in lung [more…]

Loxo Oncology posts improved results for newest cancer drug

Loxo Oncology posts improved results for newest cancer drug

Published 02/06/2018

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An experimental cancer drug from Loxo Oncology performed even better in patients with a rare mutation of the RET gene than previously [more…]

Gene sequencing study finds new cancers linked with Lynch syndrome

Gene sequencing study finds new cancers linked with Lynch syndrome

Published 02/06/2018

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Lynch syndrome, a rare hereditary disease typically associated with an increased risk of colorectal and endometrial cancers, appears to be linked with [more…]

Grail blood test shows promise in early detection of lung cancer

Grail blood test shows promise in early detection of lung cancer

Published 02/06/2018

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An experimental blood screening test from Grail Inc showed early promise in detecting early-stage lung cancers based on free-floating DNA released by [more…]

Bluebird myeloma treatment delays cancer progression: trial

Bluebird myeloma treatment delays cancer progression: trial

Published 01/06/2018

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Patients with advanced multiple myeloma treated with bluebird bio’s experimental immunotherapy lived for a median of nearly a year before their cancer [more…]

Scientists hunt down genes behind humankind’s big brain

Scientists hunt down genes behind humankind’s big brain

Published 31/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have pinpointed three genes that may have played a pivotal role in an important milestone in human evolution: the striking increase [more…]

India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging virus

India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging virus

Published 28/05/2018

MUMBAI/KOCHI (Reuters) - India began a fresh round of tests to trace the origin of a rare brain-damaging virus that has killed 13 people, a [more…]