Tag Archives: Cancer

Array’s colorectal cancer data shows why Pfizer splashed out $11B for the biotech

One key incentive for Pfizer paying $ 11 billion for Array BioPharma was the positive early readouts from its triplet therapy for colorectal cancer. Now, the biotech has shown exactly how attractive that data are. A combination of Array’s BRAF inhibitor Braftovi, its MEK inhibitor Mektovi and the anti-EGFR drug Erbitux significantly extended lives of previously-treated patients… Read More »

For Black Men With Prostate Cancer, Equal Access Means Equal Outcomes

Equal access to care and standardized treatment result in similar outcomes among white and Black men with prostate cancer, suggest new findings published in JAMA Oncology, reports Healio. Black men are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, especially more aggressive forms, and more likely to die of the disease than white men. But… Read More »

Medical News Today: Cancer: New compound boosts chemo, prevents treatment resistance

Researchers may have found a way to stop cancer cells from defending themselves against chemotherapy. In a new mouse study, blocking a DNA repair pathway prevented cancer cells from surviving or becoming resistant to treatment. Researchers screened 10,000 drugs and found a compound that boosts cisplatin. Graham Walker, the American Cancer Society Research Professor of… Read More »