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Committee Recommends Sandoz Cancer Treatment for FDA Approval
Sandoz, a Novartis company, announced today that US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) recommended approval of its investigational biosimilar filgrastim in the US.
MRI and Mammogram Screenings Catch Cancer Early
Women with a condition called atypical hyperplasia may benefit from breast cancer screening — which can help doctors and patients find and fight breast cancer early.
Pfizer Announces Palbociclib PALOMA-1 Data Published in The Lancet Oncology
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced the publication of the detailed results from PALOMA-1, a randomized Phase 2 study of palbociclib in combination with letrozole versus letrozole alone, in The Lancet Oncology .
Cancer Screening May Benefit Diabetes Patients
Diabetes patients may need to take extra precautions to lower their risk for cancer or catch it early.
Low-Fat Diet May Help Some Women Live Through Breast Cancer
A simple change in diet could make a world of difference for women with certain types of breast cancer.
Migraines Not Tied to Breast Cancer
They're painful and can put patients out of commission for hours or even days, but migraines aren't likely associated with breast cancer — despite past research that suggested they might be.
Many Didn't Get Shorter, Cheaper Breast Cancer Treatment
Not all breast cancer treatment methods are created equal — and many patients may not always get the shortest, most cost-effective option.
Radiation Not Always Needed for Breast Cancer Patients
Radiation may not always be necessary to treat breast cancer — but some patients were still receiving it, along with two other treatments that worked just as well without radiation.
Gene Testing May Identify Effective Cancer Treatments
The term "genetic mutation" may sound a little scary, but some gene mutations may reveal lifesaving alternative cancer treatments — and show who is at risk for cancer in the future.
3-D Mammograms Found Cancer More Often
A mammogram can be a useful tool for finding breast cancer in women, but sometimes getting a standard mammogram may not be enough. A new study suggests that 3-D mammography may detect cancer more often than a mammogram alone.