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Paperwork, High Costs Could Mean Worse Survival for Lung Cancer Patients

Paperwork, High Costs Could Mean Worse Survival for Lung Cancer Patients

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors can help certain patients with advanced lung cancer live longer and better. But high out-of-pocket costs might stand in the way, a preliminary study suggests. Researchers found that of 106 patients who started tyrosine kinase inhibitors […]

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sonidegib (Odomzo)

sonidegib (Odomzo)

What is sonidegib? What is sonigegib used for? Odomzo (sonidegib) is an oral medication used to treat a type of skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma. Sonidegib is an inhibitor of the hedgehog biological signaling pathway, a pathway that promotes the growth of both normal and cancer cells. Sonidegib binds to and inhibits smoothened, a […]

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eribulin mesylate (Halaven)

eribulin mesylate (Halaven)

What is Halaven? What is Halaven used for? Eribulin mesylate is a chemotherapeutic medicine approved to treat metastatic breast cancer, an advanced form of breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Microtubules are dynamic intracellular structures that are responsible for various kinds of movements including cell division, organization of intracellular structure, […]

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ciclesonide (Alvesco)

ciclesonide (Alvesco)

What is ciclesonide? What is ciclesonide used for? Ciclesonide (Alvesco) is a man-made steroid for inhalation in the glucocorticoid family. It is related to the naturally-occurring steroid hormone, cortisol or hydrocortisone, produced by the adrenal glands. The body converts ciclesonide to des-ciclesonide, which is the active form of the drug. Glucocorticoid steroids have potent anti-inflammatory […]

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Differences in gut bacteria may predispose to heart attacks

Differences in gut bacteria may predispose to heart attacks

A small study has recently made two breakthrough discoveries. First, that the bacteria present in coronary (heart) plaques are pro-inflammatory, and second, that some people with heart disease harbor different sets of gut bacteria that may contribute to their risk of a heart attack. Some researchers believe that gut bacteria may hold clues about who […]

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What does semen smell like and why?

What does semen smell like and why?

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What hepatitis C genotypes mean for treatment

What hepatitis C genotypes mean for treatment

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What to know about group B strep

What to know about group B strep

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Heart attack risk higher in those who sleep too little or too much

Heart attack risk higher in those who sleep too little or too much

The right amount of sleep is protective of heart health. This was the conclusion of new research that found sleep duration can influence a person’s risk of heart attack, regardless of other heart risk factors, including genetic ones. New research tracks sleep duration and a person’s risk of a heart attack. In a recent Journal […]