(Reuters) – Women with advanced breast cancer who carry specific genetic mutations experienced double the response rate and delayed disease progression when treated with AstraZeneca Plc’s Lynparza compared with standard chemotherapy, according to data from a late-stage trial presented on Sunday.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – An early stage trial of an ultra-sensitive “liquid biopsy” that scans blood samples for traces of cancer DNA showed it was able to pick up at least one cancer mutation in most of the patients with advanced cancers that were studied.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Women who have had breast cancer often forego pregnancy for fear that it will increase the chances of their cancer coming back.
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea said on Saturday it will raise the bird flu alert level to the second highest after small flocks of farm birds tested positive for the H5N8 virus, the first in the country since early April.
They may look cute, and you may think of them as your pets, but experts ask that you keep your chickens in your backyard. Don’t snuggle with them. Don’t sit them next to you as you watch TV. And please, don’t commit a fashion foul and dress them in tiny costumes, no matter how adorable.
In a remote village in South Sudan, 15 children died from severe toxicity caused by contaminated measles vaccines, government health investigators said Thursday. The National Adverse Events Following Immunization Committee, supported by the World Health Organization, and UNICEF vaccine safety experts examined the cases and those of 32 other children who suffered fever, vomiting and diarrhea.
(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc has hiked the price of nearly a hundred drugs by an average of 20 percent so far this year in the United States, the Financial Times reported on Friday.
In the nutritional world, conventional wisdom suggests that the more often you eat, the more likely you are to burn off those calories and control hunger pangs. And so the notion of eating six or more “mini-meals” each day, just enough to fuel your body and tide you over until your next bites, has often been recommended as a more waistline-friendly dieting approach than eating three larger meals. But science evolves, and the answer to whether you should eat many mini-meals or three bigger meals is no longer a straightforward one.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A growing number of U.S. states, counties and cities are filing lawsuits accusing drug companies of deceptively marketing opioid painkillers to downplay their addictiveness, but some lawyers say the industry’s highly regulated nature could pose a hurdle to their success.
Is the excitement around immunotherapy detracting from other important areas of cancer research? Ahead of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting, experts weigh in on where immunotherapy fits in.