AbbVie and the International Myeloma Foundation Partner to Study Role of a Genetic Mutation in Multiple Myeloma

(March 28, 2018)

AbbVie a research and development-based global biopharmaceutical company, and the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) today announced they have entered into a collaboration to conduct a landmark retrospective chart review study to better understand... Continue Reading


FDA Approves Perjecta for Adjuvant Treatment of HER2-positive Breast Cancer

(March 26, 2018)

CancerConnect News: On December 20, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration granted regular approval to Perjeta (pertuzumab) for use in combination with Herceptin (trastuzumab) and chemotherapy as adjuvant treatment of patients with HER2-positive early... Continue Reading


FDA Approves Adcetris® in Combination with Chemotherapy for Previously Untreated Stage III or IV Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma

(March 22, 2018)

CancerConnect News: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) in combination with chemotherapy in adult patients with previously untreated Stage III or IV classical Hodgkin lymphoma. The approval is based... Continue Reading


Venclexta Significantly Reduces Cancer Progression in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

(March 22, 2018)

CancerConnect News: Venclexta (venetoclax) plus Rituxan (rituximab) significantly reduces the risk of cancer progression or death at two years, compared with Treanda (bendustamine) plus Rituxan in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia that has... Continue Reading


CancerConnect – Online Support & Networking for Cancer Patients

(March 21, 2018)

Social networking sites are rapidly growing, giving patients with cancer a place to connect with others. On line social groups on Facebook, discussion boards, and peer to peer networking connections have become widely available and serve some specific... Continue Reading


At-home Genetic Testing may be Convenient, but it isn’t Complete

(March 20, 2018)

March 14, 2018 https://www.statnews.com/2018/03/14/genetic-testing-23andme-brca/   Home delivery for everything from fresh produce to custom-selected clothing has become a way of life for many Americans. While most home-delivery conveniences are generally... Continue Reading


It’s in the Genes: Genetic Testing for Ovarian Cancer 

(March 15, 2018)

What your DNA reveals and why it’s worth knowing CancerConnect News: Ovarian cancer is often dubbed as the “silent killer” of women. The symptoms are vague—including bloating, fatigue, irregular bleeding, frequent urination, and back pain1 —making... Continue Reading


CRISPR Enhances Cancer Immunotherapy

(March 14, 2018)

Gene editing expands reach of therapeutic T cells, in mice CancerConnect News: Last year, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first cellular immunotherapies to treat cancer. These therapies involve collecting a patient’s own immune cells —... Continue Reading


FDA Approval for Verzenio™ as Initial Treatment for Advanced Breast Cancer

(March 12, 2018)

CancerConnect News: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved VerzenioTM (abemaciclib) in combination with an aromatase inhibitor (AI) as initial endocrine-based therapy for the treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive... Continue Reading


Darzalex-Effective Treatment for Smoldering Multiple Myeloma

(March 7, 2018)

CancerConnect News: The use of Darzalex (daratumumab) in smoldering myeloma may be effective in delaying the time to disease progression. These results were presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Multiple myeloma... Continue Reading


Pamrevlumab Awarded “Fast Track” Development Status for Treatment of Patients with Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

(March 5, 2018)

CancerConnect News: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for the anti-CTGF antibody, pamrevlumab, for the treatment of patients with locally advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer. This follows review of the... Continue Reading


Managing a rare cancer

(March 1, 2018)

Managing a rare cancer diagnosis presents unique challenges. One survivor shares her tips for navigating the sometimes-murky waters. CancerConnect News: Happy New Year: January 7  (the day I became really special). On January 7, I became really special.... Continue Reading


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