Tag Archives: cancer

‘Simple at-home urine testing kit could check for aggressive prostate cancer’

This is really good news for all men – a home testing kit for prostate cancer called the Prostate Screening Box. It’s the fruit of pioneering research from the University of East Anglia and ­Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Thousands of men worldwide will be asked to collect urine samples at home which will then… Read More »

‘He put himself through the wringer for me’ – stem cell transplant boost for Paul (35) facing cancer battle as brother is a match

Brotherly love certainly knows no bounds for one Co Tyrone family. s a fit young Strabane man faced a third battle with cancer, his four younger brothers immediately stepped in to help. Paul Carlin (35) is currently receiving treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, an illness that he has faced down twice before. Despite receiving the all-clear… Read More »

Americans should get colon cancer screenings at 45, new guidelines say

Loading the player… Americans should start getting screened for colon cancer earlier — at age 45 instead of waiting until they’re 50, according to guidelines released Tuesday. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said it’s time for the change because colorectal cancer increasingly is appearing in younger adults. Colorectal cancer is one of the nation’s… Read More »

FDA panel questions Roche’s Tecentriq-Abraxane combo in breast cancer, but votes to keep approval in place for now

The FDA kicked off its three-day meeting on accelerated approvals of immuno-oncology drugs by picking apart one of the biggest players in the field, Roche’s Tecentriq, a PD-L1 inhibitor that the pharma giant has been counting on to replace sales lost to biosimilar competition on other blockbusters. In the end, advisers voted to keep the… Read More »

From Rotten Teeth to Advanced Cancer, Patients Feel the Effects of Treatment Delays

With medical visits picking up again among patients vaccinated against covid-19, health providers are starting to see the consequences of a year of pandemic-delayed preventive and emergency care as they find more advanced cancer and rotting and damaged teeth, among other ailments. Dr. Brian Rah, chair of the cardiology department at Montana’s Billings Clinic, was… Read More »