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FDA Gives A Nod To "Paradigm Shifting" Cancer Treatment


A key committee for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a first-of-its-kind recommendation this week, unanimously signing off on an experimental cancer treatment
17-Jul-2017 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Indoor Tanning Still Accessible to Young People—Despite Bans


Despite legislation prohibiting the use of ultraviolet (UV) indoor tanning facilities by minors, one in every five tanning salons in United States where such bans are in place stated over the phone that they would allow an underage caller to do so.
19-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mammograms: Are We Overdiagnosing Small Tumors?


An analysis of breast cancer data revealed that many small breast cancers have an excellent prognosis because they are inherently slow growing, according to Yale Cancer Center experts.
5-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Encouraging Updated Findings of Pembrolizumab in Gastric and GEJ Cancer Presented Prior to FDA Decision


In updated findings from the KEYNOTE-059 trial of pembrolizumab in advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer, the PD-1 inhibitor maintained signs of its clinical benefit in this patient population.
7-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Regular Brisk Walk May Help Reduce the Risk of Dying From Cancer: Study


Walking is probably the simplest, easiest and the most inexpensive way to remain fit. Experts link a bevy of health benefits with regular walking.
7-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Phase I Study Advances New Option for Urothelial Cancers


A recent study by Yale Cancer Center researchers revealed a 41% response to the antibody drug, enfortumab vedotin, by metastatic urothelial (mUC) tumors in a phase I clinical trial
5-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Immunotherapy Combination Shows Promise in Early Stage Triple Negative Breast Cancer


Immune checkpoint inhibitor (durvalumab/MEDI4736) with chemotherapy as a preoperative treatment shows promise in early stage TNBC.
2-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Minority Breast Cancer Patients Less Likely to Have Genetic Test


A genetic test that helps doctors determine how best to treat breast cancer—and whether chemotherapy is likely to help—is significantly more likely to be administered to white women than blacks or Hispanics, a Yale study has found.
1-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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