Tag Archives: Lung

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 »

Beets for Better Lung Efficiency

If you have breathing troubles, nitrates — a compound found in beets — may be able to help. Previous studies have shown that nitrates can help improve muscle function by optimizing the way the muscles use calcium. Since the diaphragm is a muscle, researchers from the University of Florida wanted to see if those benefits… Read More »

FDA Approves Ofev (nintedanib) for Interstitial Lung Disease Associated with Systemic Sclerosis or Scleroderma (SSc-ILD)

Print this page September 06, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Ofev (nintedanib) capsules to slow the rate of decline in pulmonary function in adults with interstitial lung disease associated with systemic sclerosis or scleroderma, called SSc-ILD. It is the first FDA-approved treatment for this rare lung condition. “Patients suffering from… Read More »