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Opdivo (nivolumab) + Low-Dose Yervoy (ipilimumab) Combination Approved for Previously Treated MSI-H/dMMR Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Posted 7 days ago by Drugs.com

PRINCETON, N.J.-- July 11, 2018 (BUSINESS WIRE)--Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced Opdivo (nivolumab) 3 mg/kg plus low-dose Yervoy (ipilimumab) 1 mg/kg (injections for intravenous use) received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients 12 years and older with microsatellite instability high (MSI-H) or ...

End-of-Life Care Depends on Doctor

Posted 9 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 9, 2018 – The amount spent on end-of-life care for cancer patients varies widely across the United States, and is largely influenced by doctor preferences, new research finds. "Numerous studies have shown that greater spending and more care at the end of life do not contribute to better outcomes," said study author Nancy Keating. She's a professor of health care policy and medicine ...

Health Tip: Cope With Loss

Posted 14 days ago by Drugs.com

-- Grief is a natural reaction to the loss of a loved one, and everyone grieves in a different way. The U.S. National Institutes of Health offers these suggestions for coping with loss: Take care of yourself by exercising regularly, eating healthy and getting enough sleep. Talk openly with friends and family. Do not make major changes right away. Join a grief support group in person or online. ...

FDA Approves Mektovi (binimetinib) and Braftovi (encorafenib) in Combination for Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma with BRAF Mutations

Posted 19 days ago by Drugs.com

On June 27, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved encorafenib and binimetinib (Braftovi and Mektovi, Array BioPharma Inc.) in combination for patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAF V600E or V600K mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test. Approval was based on a randomized, active-controlled, open-label, multicenter trial (COLUMBUS; NCT01909453) in 577 ...

Array BioPharma Announces FDA Approval of Braftovi (encorafenib) in Combination with Mektovi (binimetinib) for Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma with BRAF Mutations

Posted 19 days ago by Drugs.com

BOULDER, Colo., June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Array BioPharma Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Braftovi capsules in combination with Mektovi tablets for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAFV600E or BRAFV600K mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test. Braftovi is not indicated for the ...

Many Childhood Cancer Survivors in Denial About Future Health Risks

Posted 25 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 25, 2018 – Many adult survivors of childhood cancer don't worry about their future health and may skip crucial screenings and lifestyle changes, a new study shows. "Some of the increased health risks faced by survivors of childhood cancer can be minimized through early detection and intervention, as well as adoption of healthy behaviors," said study co-leader Todd Gibson, from St. ...

Healthful Grilling Is as Simple as 1, 2, 3, 4

Posted 17 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, June 17, 2018 – While some might be wary about the cancer risks of searing a steak on a flaming grill, a few simple changes can lower that risk, a nutritionist advises. Cooking beef, pork, fish or poultry over high temperatures can lead to the formation of chemicals that can trigger changes in your DNA that increase the risk of cancer. "It might seem like everything fun causes cancer," ...

Liver Cancer a Big Threat to U.S., Other Developed Nations

Posted 16 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 – Liver cancer cases in several developed countries have doubled in the past 25 years, due to the continuing obesity epidemic and a spike in hepatitis infections, new research suggests. Even worse, the sharp rise in liver cancer cases is starting to swamp the limited number of liver specialists in those nations, the researchers added. In the four countries – the United ...

Childhood Cancer Impacts Mental Health

Posted 13 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 – Children with neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer of nerve cells, are vulnerable to mental health and behavioral problems, a new study finds. Neuroblastoma is diagnosed at a median age of 17.3 months. Treatment advances have prolonged survival for many patients, the study authors said. This study included 859 children younger than 18 who had been diagnosed with ...

Balanced Diet May Be Key to Cancer Survival

Posted 13 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 – Eating a nutritionally balanced high-quality diet may lower a cancer patient's risk of dying by as much as 65 percent, new research suggests. The finding that total diet, rather than specific nutritional components, can affect a cancer patient's prognosis "was particularly surprising to us," said the study's lead author, Ashish Deshmukh. Total diet, he explained, was one ...

Antiviral Treatments Reduce Cancer Risk for HIV Patients

Posted 11 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 – Long-term antiviral treatment cuts the risk of cancer in HIV patients as they age, a new study says. People with HIV are at increased risk for both AIDS-related cancers (Kaposi sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma or invasive cervical cancer) and non-AIDS-related cancers (lung and larynx cancer, melanoma and leukemia). Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a major part of HIV ...

Study Sees Financial Windfall If More Americans Ate Healthful Foods

Posted 10 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, June 10, 2018 – If more Americans ate healthier diets, the nation could save tens of billions of dollars in health care costs for major problems such as heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, strokes, hip fractures and Alzheimer's disease. That's the conclusion of a new study in which researchers assessed different scenarios and determined that boosting the number of Americans with ...

How to Determine Your Health Insurance's True Costs

Posted 8 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, June 8, 2018 – Having health insurance is essential, especially for catastrophic situations. But it's important to choose a plan carefully because your costs can go well beyond the monthly premium. Knowing key terms will help you calculate potential expenses more accurately. First is your deductible, the dollar amount you'll pay before insurance covers anything other than preventive ...

Millions Die Worldwide Each Year for Lack of Quality Care

Posted 5 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 – Eight million people in less-developed countries die needlessly each year, and that loss of life strips $6 trillion from the economies of those nations, new research calculates. If the rate of preventable deaths continues unchecked, those countries could lose $11 trillion in gross domestic product by 2030, the researchers reported. "It is important to attach monetary cost ...

1st 'Biosimilar' To Neulasta, Fulphila (Pegfilgrastim), OK'd to Prevent Chemo-Related Infections

Posted 5 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 – The first "biosimilar" drug to Neulasta, designed to ward off infections related to chemotherapy, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Fulphila (pegfilgrastim) is approved for people with symptoms of febrile neutropenia, which is characterized by fever and other signs of infection such as low white-blood-cell count, the FDA said in a news release. ...

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