Tag Archives: Cancer

AstraZeneca, Merck's Lynparza plows ahead in ovarian cancer with $1B-plus approval, phase 3 data

The year may be winding down, but AstraZeneca and Merck’s Lynparza sure isn’t. It picked up a blockbuster new approval late Wednesday and followed up the act by posting positive phase 3 data Thursday morning. U.S. regulators green-lighted the fast-growing PARP inhibitor in BRCA-mutated ovarian cancer patients who’ve responded partially or completely to an initial… Read More »

NFL Star Billy Austin Launches Cancer Organization (With Help From Beyoncé)

In 2014, days before his 39th birthday, William Dominic “Billy” Austin was diagnosed with Stage III non–Hodgkin lymphoma. Not long after that the former Indianapolis Colts player started an organization to help people with cancer who lack the transportation necessary to get to their appointments, Essence reports. Tackles4Cancer was born out of Austin’s own transportation… Read More »

New Drug Offers Hope for Bone Marrow Cancer Patients

Operation theatre (Photo Credits: Pixabay) London, Dec 16: A therapeutic drug has been found to improve outcomes and survival rates for patients with a serious type of bone marrow cancer. In a clinical trial by researchers at Newcastle University in Britain, patients with newly diagnosed myeloma were treated with a drug called lenalidomide. The results, published… Read More »