On Wednesday, a day after Keytruda got the thumbs up for cervical cancer, the drug was approved for treatment of a rare form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma patients who cancer returned after at least two previous treatment lines. Last year, Keytruda also got an indication for classical Hodgkin lymphoma.
On Sunday, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting, Novartis revealed the final outcome, showing that among patients with HR-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, adding Kisqali to fulvestrant kept the disease away for eight months longer than fulvestrant alone.
A research team from the University of Ottawa in Canada revealed a safe and inexpensive treatment by employing Viagra and flu vaccines that might stop cancer revival. Tadalafil (Cialis), sildenafil (Viagra) in combination with Agriflu were used in the research work.
The research study revealed that tumor growth could be reduced by targeting the expression of Beta3-integrin along with microtubule-targeting agents (MTAs) chemotherapy. Beta3-integrin was the better anti-angiogenic target since it was expressed in tumor blood vessels, unlike normal cells.
Pharma giant Merck & Co. revealed Keytruda had perfectly completed its final-stage research on the drug for previously untreated patients with skin cancer, who represent about 25% to 30% of the overall market.
Tagworks Pharmaceuticals, based at Radboud University Medical Center, have developed a novel technique for the targeted delivery of ADCs to treat tumors. By the controlled 'click-to-release' of the chemotherapy drug from its tumor-binding carrier, the treatment would reach the right location.
A research team led by Dr. Beatrice Nardone, research assistant professor of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, discovered that daily consumption of aspirin could significantly increase the risk for melanoma (skin cancer) in men, compared to women.
The annual meeting of the American Urological Association had Sesen Bio present its three-month data for its bladder cancer treatment Vicinium. This was Sesen Bio’s first readout following its name change from Eleven Biotherapeutics.
Cambridge, Mass.-based Biotech startup Accent Therapeutics announced $40 million A series funding to develop cancer treatment based on epitranscriptomics, an RNA-modifying protein (RMPs) which have been connected to recent cancer studies.
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