Tag Archives: cancer

With ‘evolved’ treatment landscape, Merck pulls Keytruda’s FDA nod in third-line stomach cancer

Two months after a key FDA panel voted down Merck’s conditional nod for Keytruda as a third-line treatment for certain stomach cancer patients, the company says it’s pulling the plug on the indication.  Following consultation with the FDA, Merck on Thursday said it will voluntarily withdraw its U.S. accelerated approval for Keytruda as a third-line… Read More »

“Blood test finds 50 types of cancer” – we’ve been down this path before

Shoddy, incomplete, fawning news coverage of screening tests is one of the most clearly established problems in health news coverage – something HealthNewsReview.org has revealed countless times over the past 15 years. A public relations news release 22 days ago – from “a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early” – touted study… Read More »

AHA News: Women With Heart Failure From Breast Cancer Treatment May Fare Better Than Previously Thought

WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — Women who develop heart failure following certain breast cancer treatments are generally healthier and have a better prognosis than those with heart failure from other causes, a new study finds. Two widely used treatments for breast cancer are known to harm the heart. A class of… Read More »

Newly Approved Lumakras (sotorasib) Fights Lung Cancer Tied to Certain Genes

FRIDAY, June 4, 2021 — A newly approved lung cancer drug shows promise in improving survival in patients whose tumors carry a common and tough-to-treat genetic mutation, researchers say. Sotorasib — brand name Lumakras — was approved May 28 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a targeted therapy for non-small cell lung cancer… Read More »