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Magnetized Particles Show Live Metabolic Activity of Breast Cancer

January 24th, 2020 Medgadget Editors Diagnostics, Materials, Medicine, Oncology, Radiology Current imaging methods that are used to spot tumors don’t provide much information about the rate of activity of the cells making up the diseased tissues. Breast cancer tumors, for example, are mostly classified into a few categories based on hormone receptor and HER2 expression.… Read More »

FDA Approves Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for Patients With BCG-Unresponsive, High-Risk, Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

Print this page KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) January 8, 2020 –Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, as monotherapy for the treatment of patients with Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG)-unresponsive, high-risk, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) with… Read More »

Why The Drop In U.S. Cancer Death Rate Has Nothing To Do With President Trump

WASHINGTON, DC JANUARY 9: U.S. President Trump appeared to suggest that his administration was in … [+] some way responsible for the recent drop in U.S. cancer death rates. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Getty Images Yesterday, the American Cancer Society released a report showing that the overall death rate from cancer in the U.S.… Read More »

Google blasted for ads of 'potentially lethal' cancer remedy

Campaigners have criticised Google for running adverts for a “potentially lethal” medicine that is being targeted at cancer sufferers. A ‘natural’ remedy called Miracle Mineral Solution, which is advertised to cure cancer, Aids, autism and – according to the manufacturers – “basically anything”, is being advertised on Google ads that pop up on the computers… Read More »

A physician’s inaccurate cancer prognosis

Mr. G* was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer two years ago and has been on a succession of medications to control a progressive cancer. His PSA never nadired after surgery, and adjuvant radiation only increased his urinary problems. Androgen deprivation therapy added to his symptoms, and he is now considering taking a second-generation androgen-receptor antagonist.… Read More »