Tag Archives: Cancer

Drug-therapy combo cuts breast cancer recurrence risk by 25%, Eli Lilly announces

Eli Lilly and Company on Sunday announced positive results in the fight against breast cancer. A drug called Verzenio, also known as abemaciclib, in combination with adjuvant endocrine therapy, was said to “significantly” reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence by 25% for those with a common subtype of breast cancer. The combo treatment also lowered the risk… Read More »

ESMO: Pfizer, Merck KGaA’s Bavencio comes up short against placebo in risky head and neck cancer trial

Sometimes in oncology, where both the unmet need and the level of competition are high, when you see a signal, you go for it. Taking on a bit more risk to head into phase 3 can make sense “because the patients are waiting and the business opportunity is in front of you,” as one Pfizer… Read More »

Coffee linked to improved survival in metastatic colorectal cancer

In a large group of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, consumption of a few cups of coffee a day was associated with longer survival and a lower risk of the cancer worsening, researchers at Harvard-affiliated  Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other organizations report in a new study. The findings, based on data from a large observational study… Read More »

Do Lung Cancer Guidelines Undercount Black Americans?

Despite findings that Black Americans are more likely to die of lung cancer than white Americans, current screening guidelines fail to properly count this population, according to new findings published in the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s Journal of Thoracic Oncology. Black people have different patterns of smoking and lung cancer. They… Read More »

Lung cancer symptoms: The common illness in asthmatics that may signal the deadly disease

Risk factors for developing lung cancer include exposure to radon gas, air pollution, smoking, asbestos, silicone and Diesel engine exhaust fumes. How would one notice the disease early on? According to Cancer Research UK, recurring chest infections could signal lung cancer. Chest infections tend to be more likely to occur in those who suffer from… Read More »