Tag Archives: cancer

Cancer Care Widens Its Reach Reducing Cancer Health Disparities

April 2019 Print this issue Reducing Cancer Health Disparities Differences in disease rates across the country are striking. People living in rural areas develop lung cancers more often than those in urban areas. African-American men are twice as likely as white men to die of prostate cancer. Hispanic women have the highest cervical cancer rates.… Read More »

Bristol Myers Squibb snags new liver cancer nod for Opdivo-Yervoy combo

Bristol Myers Squibb’s Opdivo-Yervoy immuno-oncology combo has had some ups and downs lately. But it can now claim a new FDA nod in pretreated liver cancer. The Opdivo-Yervoy regimen is now FDA-approved to treat hepatocellular carcinoma patients who have previously received Bayer’s standard-of-care Nexavar, Bristol said Wednesday. Because the FDA doled out the indication under… Read More »

Smart breast clips: A new and personalized approach to breast cancer treatment

by Nina Welding Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in American women, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, according to the American Cancer Society. It claimed the lives of more than 41,000 women in the United States in 2019, and changed the lives of 3.5 million breast cancer survivors. At… Read More »