Tag Archives: Cancer

Bowel cancer deaths could rise after COVID

The COVID 19 pandemic could have deadly consequences for bowel cancer patients. Research has found that without catch-up screening, a six-month disruption in preventative procedures will lead to an additional 1961 deaths in Australia. The research by Bowel Cancer Australia and published in the medical journal the Lancet, highlighted the impact the pandemic has had… Read More »

Experts lower recommended age for colorectal cancer screening

Prompted by a recent alarming rise in cases of colorectal cancer in people younger than 50, an independent expert panel has recommended that individuals of average risk for the disease begin screening exams at 45 years of age instead of the traditional 50.  The guideline changes by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), published… Read More »

Merck, Eisai detail Keytruda and Lenvima’s endometrial cancer win in confirmatory study

Merck and Eisai were eager to tout a headline phase 3 win in December for their combination therapy of Keytruda and Lenvima because it involves the regimen’s first FDA-approved indication in endometrial cancer. Now we know how big that win is. Keytruda and Lenvima cut the risk of death by 38% over physician’s choice of… Read More »

Biden says U.S. will seek to ‘end cancer as we know it’ after Covid pandemic

President Joe Biden said Friday that once the coronavirus pandemic has been defeated, his administration will target another deadly disease: cancer. “I want you to know that, once we beat Covid, we’re going to do everything we can to end cancer as we know it,” Biden said in a speech after touring Pfizer’s massive coronavirus… Read More »

Women with HIV have six-fold increase in risk of cervical cancer

Vaccination, screening and treatment could achieve elimination with a decade, say World Health Organization Women with HIV have a six-fold increase in the risk of cervical cancer compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators report in The Lancet Global Health. They also found that globally 6% of all cases of cervical cancer are in women with… Read More »