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Pembrolizumab Vs. Advanced Melanoma
Pembrolizumab may increase survival for patients with advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, according to a new study.
Targeted Leukemia Rx Gets Green Light
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first treatment to specifically target the B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL-2) protein found in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
Fast Food May Mean More Phthalates
Fast food may expose diners to potentially harmful chemicals called phthalates, a new study found.
What's Behind the USPSTF's Aspirin Guidance
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) just released new guidance on daily aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) and colorectal cancer. But what was behind that recommendation?
Is a Daily Aspirin Right for You?
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a recommendation on taking aspirin for heart attack, stroke and colorectal cancer prevention for certain patients.
Another Reason to Avoid Processed Carbs
Sugar and other processed carbohydrates may be tied to a raised risk of cancer, a new study found.
FDA OKs First Rx for Rare Liver Condition
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Defitelio (defibrotide sodium) to treat adults and children with severe hepatic (liver) veno-occlusive disease (VOD).
For HER2+ Breast Cancer, a Potential New Treatment Course
Women with HER2+, a protein found on some women's breast cancer cells, may have a new course of treatment, according to a new study.
Why Are More Women Having Mastectomies?
In 2013, actress Angelina Jolie elected to undergo a double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation. This mutation greatly increases the risk for breast cancer. The star encouraged other women to get tested for BRCA1, and it appears many did.
A New Formulation for Melphalan
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new formula of melphalan under the brand name Evomela to treat patients with multiple myeloma.