Keytruda Immunotherapy Shows Promise for Patients With Herceptin-resistant Breast Cancer

A combination of Keytruda pembrolizumab and Herceptin trastuzumab tested in patients with Herceptin-resistant advanced HER2-positive breast cancer was well tolerated and had clinical benefit in patients whose tumors were positive for a biomarker for Keytr [...]

Kisqali® Improves Outcomes of Premenopausal Women with HR+/HER2- Advanced Breast Cancer

It was announced today that results from the Phase III MONALEESA-7 trial evaluating Kisqali ribociclib in combination endocrine-based therapy in premenopausal or perimenopausal women with hormone-receptor positive human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 [...]

FDA and CMS Collaborate to Make Novel Cancer Biomarker Test Available

The US Food and Drug Administration FDA has approved the F1CDx biomarker test designed to detect mutations in 324 genes and two genomic signatures in cancer patients In a truly collaborative effort between the FDA and The Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid [...]

Managment of the Side Effects of Radiation for Cervical Cancer

Radiation therapy or radiotherapy is a common way to treat cervical cancer With any treatment of cancer you must first understand your responsibility and your medical teams role as well as explore treatment options and get a second opinions before you beg [...]

Fedratinib May Represent New Option for Jakafi-Resistant Myelofibrosis

Patients with myelofibrosis resistant or intolerant to Jakafi ruxolitinib may have an alternative treatment option with a novel JAK2-selective inhibitor fedratinib according to the results of clinical study recently published in the medical journal Lancet [...]

The Role of Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Advanced Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

Treatment options for advanced NSCLC fit into 3 main categories Targeted Therapy we test lung cancer for specific mutations to see if we have an appropriate targeted medication Immunotherapy if targeted therapy is not an option immunotherapy should be p [...]

What You Should Know About the Side Effects of Surgery for Cervical Cancer

A hysterectomy is a common surgical treatment of early stage cancer and precancerous disease of the cervix in women With any treatment of cancer it is important to first understand your responsibility and your medical teams role as well as explore treatme [...]

Diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer: 10 Tips on How to Get The Most From Your Doctor

1 Choose Your Doctor Carefully Surgeons medical oncologists and radiation oncologists are the primary doctors involved with esophageal cancer and often work in collaboration Pick your primary oncologist carefully rely on people you trust including nurses [...]

Understanding Low Back Pain

From theSpineCommunity Back pain is a symptom associated with over 60 different medical conditions These disorders involve a number of different organ systems A variety of healthcare professionals have expertise that can be useful in the diagnosis and tre [...]

Incyte Announces Initiation of Clinical Trial Evaluating Jakafi® for the Treatment of Essential Thrombocythemia

Incyte Corporation announced that the first patient has been treated in the RESET pivotal trial evaluating Jakafi ruxolitinib compared to anagrelide for the treatment of patients with essential thrombocythemia ET who are resistant to or intolerant of hydr [...]