Tag Archives: Cancers

New way to overcome colorectal cancer’s resistance to immune response

Immune checkpoint inhibitors, which unleash the immune response against tumor cells, have revolutionized cancer treatment; however, the medications aren’t effective in a large number of patients, including those with colorectal cancer. Now, new research led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Geneva and published in PNAS provides insights on why… Read More »

FDA Approves Retevmo (selpercatinib) for Patients with Advanced RET-Driven Lung and Thyroid Cancers

FDA Approves Retevmo (selpercatinib) for Patients with Advanced RET-Driven Lung and Thyroid Cancers Print this page INDIANAPOLIS, May 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Retevmo™ (selpercatinib, 40 mg & 80 mg capsules), the first therapy specifically indicated for the treatment of adult patients with… Read More »

FDA Approves Retevmo for Certain Lung, Thyroid Cancers

MONDAY, May 11, 2020 — Retevmo (selpercatinib) capsules have been approved to treat patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), and other thyroid cancers with an alteration in the “rearranged during transfection” (RET) gene, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. Retevmo was approved for adults with metastatic NSCLC and… Read More »

Simple urine test can now diagnose one of the deadliest cancers in early stages

A urine test which can diagnose pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly forms of the disease, has been developed by scientists. The pioneering test is the first ever to detect early-stage pancreatic cancer. It could increase survival rates for those diagnosed while their tumour is still small to 60 per cent. Currently, just 5%… Read More »

Medical News Today: Physical fitness reduces risk of lung and bowel cancers

A recent study of a large and diverse group of people supports the idea that being physically fit can help protect against cancer. Physical fitness appears to reduce cancer risk, according to a large-scale study. Working with the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI, researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD,… Read More »

HMS researchers design algorithm that ID’s DNA defects, making more cancers treatable

Medications known as PARP inhibitors have emerged as a promising therapy for several forms of cancer fueled by a defect in the cells’ DNA repair machinery. Yet many people with cancers caused by the defect, known as HR deficiency, who stand to benefit from PARP inhibitors remain unidentified because standard genetic panels used in the… Read More »