cancer

Keytruda combination(Inlyta) found to reduce risk of death in RCC – Renal Cell Carcinoma

A combination of MSD’s anti-PD-1 therapy Keytruda (pembrolizumab) and Pfizer’s tyrosine kinase inhibitor Inlyta (axitinib) has been found to reduce risk of death by nearly half compared to sunitinib as first-line treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The results are taken from the pivotal Phase III KEYNOTE-426 trial, and show that the combination is […]

Immunotherapy: ‘Killer’ cells get boost in fight against cancer

Recent research may have just revealed a way to make a highly successful form of immunotherapy available to thousands of people with cancer. An innovative approach helps ‘killer’ immune cells attack cancer cells. In the wake of the Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine being awarded to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their […]

HIV may increase the risk of skin cancer

People living with HIV may have an increased risk of some types of skin cancer, Danish researchers report in the online edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The investigators compared the risk of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and malignant melanoma (MM) between HIV-positive people enrolled in the […]

Can Fasting Improve Chemotherapy’s Effects?

Feed a cold, starve a cancer? little over three months after completing a staggering 104-mile marathon swim in Lake Champlain, Sarah Thomas, 35, of Conifer, Colorado, got some frightening news. Despite being in the best shape of her life and still riding high on the success of her world-record swim, the otherwise extraordinarily healthy athlete […]

What Are Phthalates? Dining Out ‘Raises Level of Chemicals Linked to Cancer’

According to a new study, dining out risks elevated levels of potentially harmful chemicals linked to diseases including cancer in the body. Phthalates are used to make a range of plastics soft, flexible and durable, from shower curtains to nail polish and moisturizer. They can leach into food from processed materials such as food packaging, takeout boxes, […]

Improving Outcomes in HPV- and HIV-Related Cervical Cancer

Scientific evidence has shown links among HIV, human papillomavirus (HPV), and cervical cancer.1 Subsequently, UNAIDS and the World Health Organization have called for leveraging the synergies between these conditions to improve patient outcomes by developing integrated approaches that address HIV, child and adolescent health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality, and cancer and primary […]