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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 »

U.S. FDA Approves Kite’s Tecartus as the First and Only CAR-T for Adults with Relapsed or Refractory B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

[unable to retrieve full-text content]SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE) October 01, 2021 — Kite, a Gilead Company (Nasdaq: GILD), today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Tecartus® (brexucabtagene autoleucel) for the treatment of… Drugs.com – New Drug Approvals

Charity launches first dedicated helpline for people who struggle to sleep

A charity has launched the UK’s first dedicated helpline for people who struggle to sleep. The average UK adult suffers nine bad nights’ sleep per month – equating to around 500 million across the country each month, but there is limited support. To combat the problem, The Sleep Charity has teamed up with high street… Read More »

9/11 First Responders Face Higher Cancer Risk 20 Years Later

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Twenty years on, responders to the World Trade Center attacks in New York City are showing increased risks of certain cancers, two new studies confirm. Researchers found higher-than-average rates of prostate cancer among firefighters, medics and other workers who toiled at the disaster… Read More »

Texas’ hospital system confirms its first case of new COVID-19 lambda variant

Loading the player… Just when people were beginning to wrap their heads around the delta variant of COVID-19, this week, Texas’ hospital system has become the first to report a case of the lambda variant. According to ABC News, Monday, Houston Methodist Hospital, which operates eight hospitals in its network, confirmed its first case of the… Read More »