Vaccine Promising for Multiple Cancer Indications

Sellas Life Sciences announced top-line data from the Phase 2 clinical study of its WT1 cancer vaccine in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM).

Blod Test for Cancer Relapse Promising

An experimental blood test may one day detect the return of early-stage breast cancer months before it is revealed by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging.

Odomzo Approved for Advanced Skin Cancer

The FDA has approved Odomzo (sonidegib) capsules for the treatment of adults with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (laBCC) that has recurred following surgery or radiation therapy, or those who are not candidates for surgery or radiation therapy.

Cancer Patients Need Fertility Preservation Awareness

Many young cancer patients have limited awareness about options to preserve their fertility.

ED Drugs and Melanoma Risk

Patients taking medications for erectile dysfunction (ED) may have an increased risk of melanoma but these drugs are not a cause of melanoma.

Chili Pepper Toxin, Gallbladder Cancer Risk

Gallbladder cancer seems to be associated with aflatoxin, according to a new study.

No Link Between PTSD, Cancer

While the potential relationship between stress and cancer has been a topic of discussion and research for over 70 years, no association between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cancer was found in the largest study to date.

Cyramza Gains Colon Cancer Indication

The FDA has expanded the indication of Cyramza (ramucirumab; Eli Lilly) for use in combination with irinotecan, folinic acid, and 5-fluorouracil (FOLFIRI) for the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) whose disease has progressed on a first line bevacizumab-, oxaliplatin- and fluoropyrimidine-containing regimen.

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Four Years on, What Has Been the Effect of the USPSTF's PSA Guidelines?

Four Years on, What Has Been the Effect of the USPSTF's PSA Guidelines?

The effect of the 2012 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for all men had a differential effect on urologists and primary care providers (PCPs)

Does Having a Respiratory Condition Lower the Risk of Glioma?

Does Having a Respiratory Condition Lower the Risk of Glioma?

Patients with respiratory allergies, asthma, and eczema may be less likely to develop a glioma, according to a study published in the February issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Emend Injection Gains Expanded Use in Moderately Emetogenic Chemotherapy

Emend Injection Gains Expanded Use in Moderately Emetogenic Chemotherapy

The FDA has approved Emend (fosaprepitant dimeglumine) for Injection for use in combination with other antiemetic agents to prevent delayed nausea and vomiting in adults receiving initial and repeat courses of moderately emetogenic chemotherapy (MEC).

Safety of Lipofilling Tested Post-Mastectomy

Safety of Lipofilling Tested Post-Mastectomy

Lipofilling seems safe for breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer, according to a study published in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Complete Response Letter Issued for MCNA in Bladder CA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Complete Response Letter to the Biologics License Application (BLA) for MCNA (Telesta Therapeutics) in the treatment of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC).

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