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Cancer breakthrough: Highly sensitive new screening and jab success could save lives

But the NHS has now rolled out a new method that sees patients first tested for HPV infection, with only those that have the virus examined for abnormal cells. This means any sign of infection can be spotted and treated at an earlier stage before it develops into cancer. A quarter of the 2,500 cases of cervical… Read More »

FDA Approves Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) for HER2-Positive Unresectable or Metastatic Breast Cancer Following Two or More Prior Anti-HER2 Based Regimens

FDA Approves Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) for HER2-Positive Unresectable or Metastatic Breast Cancer Following Two or More Prior Anti-HER2 Based Regimens Print this page 20 December 2019 — AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (Daiichi Sankyo) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Enhertu® (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) for the treatment of adult… Read More »

Researchers urge prostate cancer screening for men with BRCA gene defects

Prostate cancer screening with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test has been criticized for flagging too many slow-growing tumors that might never be life-threatening. But some men have inherited gene defects that boost their risk of developing prostate cancers that can be quite aggressive. Is PSA screening particularly well-suited for these genetically defined groups? New research… Read More »

FDA Approves Talicia To Treat Superbug Linked To Stomach Cancer

Health officials are increasingly concerned about the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, also known as ‘superbugs’. However, this month an Israel-based pharmaceutical company showed that we may be able to combat this threat. The FDA approved Talicia to treat the increasing drug resistance Helicobacter pylori, news which suggests that the superbug apocalypse may not be as… Read More »