• Cancer History Determines Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

    25 days ago - By Medindia Health

    Heart attack patients are less likely to receive recommended drugs and interventions, and more likely to die in hospital if they had cancer.
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  • FDA approves Keytruda for certain gastric cancers

    FDA approves Keytruda for certain gastric cancers

    25 days ago - By Healio

    The FDA today approved pembrolizumab for the treatment of patients with recurrent locally advanced or metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma, according to a press release from the manufacturer.The approval applies to use of pembrolizumab - a humanized monoclonal antibody that blocks the interaction of PD-1 and its ligands - among patients whose tumors express PD-L1 and who experienced disease progression on or after two or more prior lines of fluoropyrimidine- and platinum-based chemotherapy or HER-2/neu-targeted therapy.
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  • Novel Treatment Strategy Found for Colon Cancer Patients

    Novel Treatment Strategy Found for Colon Cancer Patients

    25 days ago - By Medindia Health

    Due to advances in screening techniques and improvements in treatments, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for over 20 years.
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