Types of Cancer

Updated Keytruda®/Halaven® Report Encouraging for Treatment of Triple Negative Breast Cancer (01-10-2018)

CancerConnect News: The investigative treatment combination including Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) plus Halaven® (eribulin) could provide a potential therapeutic option for patients with advanced triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) whose disease has advanced... Continue Reading

FDA Approves Opdivo for Adjuvant Treatment of Melanoma (01-9-2018)

CancerConnect News: The United States Food and Drug Administration granted regular approval to the anti-PD1 monoclonal antibody, Opdivo (nivolumab) for the adjuvant treatment of patients with melanoma with involvement of lymph nodes or in patients with... Continue Reading

Head and Neck Cancer Patients at Risk of Cognitive Problems Following Treatment (01-8-2018)

CancerConnect News: Patients who survive head and neck cancer may be more likely to experience declines in mental function according to the results of a recent study. The findings are drawn from cognitive assessments for 80 survivors of head and neck... Continue Reading

Ulixertinib A First-in-class ERK Inhibitor Shows Early Efficacy in Patients With Advanced Cancers (01-8-2018)

CancerConnect News: The novel ERK1/2 kinase inhibitor ulixertinib displayed an acceptable safety profile and had clinical activity in patients whose cancers had mutations in the MAPK cell-signaling pathway, according to data from a recent phase 1 clinical... Continue Reading

First Line Combination Therapy Improves Progression-Free Survival In Advanced Lung Cancer (01-8-2018)

A recently reported study confirms that combination therapy using the “checkpoint inhibitor” Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) and chemotherapy as first line treatment for advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) improves progression-free... Continue Reading

Start 2018 Right: Plan for Cancer Screening and Save Lives! (01-5-2018)

Screening guidelines should initiate conversations with your healthcare team.  Charles H Weaver MD, Editor CancerConnect CancerConnect News: The goal of cancer screening is to find disease at early stages in people who are otherwise asymptomatic—before... Continue Reading

FDA Grants Approval to Cabometyx for First-Line Treatment of Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (01-5-2018)

CancerConnect News: The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the kinase inhibitor Cabometyx (cabozantinib) for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer). The approval is for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma... Continue Reading

Long Term Follow Up Shows Durability of Jakafi® Response in Patients with Polycythemia Vera (12-27-2017)

CancerConnect News: Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) was initially reported to help patients with polycythemia vera (PV) maintain hematocrit control more effectively than the best available therapy at the 56th American Hematology Society Annual Meeting in 2014.1,2... Continue Reading

Oral Contraceptive Use Still Linked to Breast Cancer (12-27-2017)

Women who rely on birth control pills or contraceptive devices that release hormones face a small but significant increase in the risk for breast cancer, according to a large study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.1 This study is the first... Continue Reading

Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer: 10 Tips on How to Get The Most From Your Doctor (12-26-2017)

1) Choose Your Doctor Carefully Surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists are the primary doctors involved with pancreatic cancer and often work in collaboration. Pick your primary oncologist carefully, rely on people you trust including... Continue Reading

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