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$417 Million Award from Lawsuit DroppedA judge tossed an award given to a woman claiming baby powder caused ovarian cancer.
New universal companion diagnostic paves the way for precision oncologyFDA approves new diagnostic test for non-small cell lung cancer.
Pharmacologic treatment of prostate cancer
Pharmacologic treatment of prostate cancerProstate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer, aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, in men in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer and an estimated 29,480 deaths from prostate cancer will have occurred in the United States during 2014. About 60% of all prostate cancer cases are diagnosed in men aged 65 years and older, and 97% of cases occur in men aged 50 and older. The incidence of prostate cancer is 60% higher in African Americans than in whites.
Eli Lilly's Cyramza approved for lung cancerFDA has approved Cyramza (ramucirumab, Eli Lilly) in combination with docetaxel to treat aggressive non-small cell lung cancer.
New study says cancer survivors incur debt and have to tap alternate sources of income to pay for treatmentThe average cancer survivor with insurance incurs $712 in monthly bills for physician copayments, prescription drugs and other expenses related to treatment, according to a new study from Washington National’s Institute for Wellness Solutions.
Nurses more pessimistic than physicians in regard to end-of-life careCan patients die a dignified death in a hospital? A recent study shows physicians and nurses have different perceptions.
Phase I clinical trials test new therapies for kids’ cancersEarly phase pediatric cancer trials offer hope to children whose cancer defies standard therapy.
Red meat intake in early adulthood may be linked to breast cancer riskSubstituting one serving per day of legumes for one serving per day of red meat may help lower a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to results of a multicenter study based on data from the Nurses’ Health Study II. The findings, published in BMJ, represent 20 years of follow up on a questionnaire on diet.
Lack of Rx drug coverage linked to financial decline in breast cancer survivorsLack of substantial prescription drug coverage was found to be associated with financial decline in breast cancer survivors, according to an article published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
FDA approves single-agent treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemiaFDA expanded the approved use of ibrutinib (Imbruvica, Pharmacyclics and Janssen Biotech) as a single-agent, oral kinase inhibitor for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients who have received at least 1 previous therapy.