FDA Approves Genentech’s Cancer Immunotherapy Tecentriq® (Atezolizumab) for People with a Specific Type of Metastatic Lung Cancer

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) for the treatment of people with [...]

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Tesaro Provides Real Benefit to Ovarian Cancer Patients

Patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer showed significantly improved cancer-free survival with Tesaro (niraparib) in the first clinical trial directly comparing a poly(ADP)-ribose polymerase (PARP) [...]

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Immunotherapy May Become New Standard of Care in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Researchers presented full results of Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) and Opdivo® (nivolumab) in previously untreated advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) at the European Society for Medical Oncology [...]

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High Up-Front Costs Could Delay Access to Life-Saving Blood Cancer Drugs for Medicare Patients

Significant out-of-pocket costs that cancer patients can face before Medicare insurance drug benefits kick in may delay the patients’ treatment with a novel class of [...]

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Particular HPV Strain Linked to Improved Prognosis for Throat Cancer

When it comes to cancer-causing viruses like human papillomavirus, or HPV, researchers are continuing to find that infection with one strain may be better than [...]

Patient Panel on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Addresses Key Issues

Voices of Value Speak Up: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer is the first part of a national six-event program presented by Patients Rising and Aimed Alliance. [...]

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The HPV Vaccine Prevents Lesions That Could Cause Cervical Cancer by 50 Percent

A recent report published online Sept. 29 in the journal JAMA Oncology suggests that the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which doctors believe causes [...]

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HOVON Trial: Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Remains Superior to Novel Agents for Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

A large, comparative, phase III HOVON clinical trial recently confirmed that upfront autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) should still be the treatment of choice in [...]

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Epacadostat Plus Keytruda® Appears Effective in Melanoma

The treatment combination consisting of epacadostat plus Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) appears effective in the treatment of advanced melanoma. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that [...]

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Pass It On: It’s National Liver Cancer Awareness Month

As the month of October brings liver cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening [...]

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