Tag Archives: cancer

An emerging treatment option for men with recurring prostate cancer after radiation therapy

Prostate cancer is often a multifocal disease, meaning that several tumors can be present in different parts of gland at the same time. Not all of these tumors are equally problematic, however. And it’s increasingly thought that the tumor with the most aggressive features — called the index lesion — dictates how a man’s cancer… Read More »

Report Links Power Lines to Cancer

After looking at a database of 850 patients diagnosed with lymphatic and bone marrow cancers between 1972 and 1980, researchers from the University of Tasmania and Britain‘s Bristol University found that living near high-voltage power lines might increase the risk of leukemia, lymphoma, and related conditions later in life. People who lived within 328 yards… Read More »

Women with HIV have sixfold increase in risk of cervical cancer

Vaccination, screening and treatment could achieve elimination within a decade, says World Health Organization Women with HIV have a sixfold increase in the risk of cervical cancer compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators report in The Lancet Global Health. They also found that globally 6% of all cases of cervical cancer are in women with… Read More »

Merck scraps Keytruda lung cancer trial adding Bristol Myers’ Yervoy. What about the Opdivo combo?

Merck’s Keytruda is without doubt the king in previously untreated non-small cell lung cancer, but the company wanted to see whether adding another immuno-oncology agent from rival Bristol Myers Squibb would offer additional benefit. Turns out, doing that adds more harm and no good. Merck decided to stop adding Bristol Myers’ CTLA-4 inhibitor Yervoy to Keytruda in… Read More »