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Merck bags imperfect immunotherapy first with Keytruda cervical cancer approval

Merck & Co. is adding yet another immuno-oncology first under Keytruda’s belt. But the breadth of the win comes out less than ideal. The FDA has backed Keytruda’s use alongside chemotherapy, with or without Roche’s Avastin, for treating patients with persistent, recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer but only for those whose tumors express the PD-L1… Read More »

How to live longer: High doses of this vitamin may ‘raise risk’ of cancer recurrence

Though our life expectancy may seem out of our control, everyday life decisions can aid longevity and help us live happier, longer lives. While certain foods could boost longevity, simply lowering intake of meat-based protein could also be linked to a longer lifespan. For example, many studies link a plant-rich diet to a lower risk… Read More »

Shannen Doherty Reveals Ravages of Breast Cancer in Candid Photos

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story In Candid Photos, Shannen Doherty Shows the Ravages of Breast Cancer The actress, 50, who has Stage 4 cancer, said she posted the photos to help raise awareness about breast cancer prevention. Read in app Shannen Doherty, center, in blue, with the… Read More »

‘Gut bugs’ can drive prostate cancer growth and treatment resistance

Common gut bacteria can fuel the growth of prostate cancers and allow them to evade the effects of treatment, a new study finds. Scientists revealed how gut bacteria contribute to the progression of advanced prostate cancers and their resistance to hormone therapy — by providing an alternative source of growth-promoting androgens, or male hormones. Hormone… Read More »

Exercise May Alleviate ‘Chemo Brain’ in Breast Cancer Patients

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Phys Ed Exercise May Help to Ease ‘Chemo Brain’ Women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer who stayed physically active had fewer problems with memory and thinking. Read in app Credit…Getty Images Oct. 6, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET Regular exercise may help lessen… Read More »