Health News

A Simpler Treatment for Macular Degeneration
Typical treatment options for age-related macular degeneration — an eye condition that leads to vision loss in older people — can be invasive and uncomfortable, but there may be a simpler way to treat this disease.
Which Rx is Better for Advanced Kidney Cancer?
Along with the effectiveness of a cancer medication, physicians and patients want to know about its side effects. What’s the quality of a patient’s life while taking the medicine? Two kidney cancer medications are effective at treating cancer, but have markedly different side effect profiles.
Controlling Advanced Ovarian Cancer
If cancer returns, treatment is often to try and stall its growth. Ovarian cancer is a tough foe, but a new trial has found one medication that may help control the disease.
Rx Combo Delivers Fatal Blow to Rare Thyroid Cancer
The most common types of thyroid cancer are fairly easy to live with. Anaplastic thyroid cancer ( ATC ) isn’t one of them, though. Early research shows a combination of anti-cancer meds may be beneficial.
Kidney Cancer Drug Updates
At an international oncology meeting, new data has been presented on drugs that treat kidney cancer. The results have been released at the ESMO 2012 Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology in Vienna.
Votrient for Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Votrient ( pazopanib ) to treat patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma who have previously received chemotherapy.