Tag Archives: Cancer

ESMO: Merck’s Keytruda doubles 5-year survival rate for lung cancer patients

Immuno-oncology competition has mounted this year in previously untreated, metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. But Merck’s Keytruda, the first PD-1/PD-L1 on the market in the setting, has new long-term survival results that the drugmaker hopes will help bolster its position. Keytruda doubled the five-year survival rate for patients whose tumors expressed levels of biomarker PD-L1… Read More »

Report Links Power Lines to Cancer

After looking at a database of 850 patients diagnosed with lymphatic and bone marrow cancers between 1972 and 1980, researchers from the University of Tasmania and Britain‘s Bristol University found that living near high-voltage power lines might increase the risk of leukemia, lymphoma, and related conditions later in life. People who lived within 328 yards… Read More »

My husband died of colon cancer. He and Chadwick Boseman aren’t alone.

Chadwick Boseman attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) Chadwick Boseman’s passing from colorectal cancer (CRC) was shocking to many, but a video he posted in April 2020 promoting an initiative… Read More »