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FDA Approves Inrebic Capsules for Myelofibrosis

FDA Approves Inrebic Capsules for Myelofibrosis

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Inrebic (fedratinib) capsules have been approved to treat adults with intermediate-2 or high-risk primary or secondary myelofibrosis, making it the second drug approved to treat patients with this disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today. Approval of Inrebic for patients with intermediate-2 or […]

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The power of electromagnetic energy on breast cancer cells

The power of electromagnetic energy on breast cancer cells

Cancer’s ability to spread throughout the body can turn a curable case into an aggressive and sometimes fatal one. A team of engineers and cancer biologists may have found a way to slow down, and even stop, the migration of breast cancer cells. Electromagnetic fields may stop breast cancer cells from dividing and spreading. Cancer, […]

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Talzenna (talazoparib)

Talzenna (talazoparib)

What is Talzenna? Talzenna is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to treat certain types of breast cancer in adults. It’s used to treat breast cancer with each of the following characteristics: Hormone receptor-positive or hormone receptor-negative. These cancer cells may or may not have receptors (attachment sites) for estrogen or progesterone. Mutations in BRCA1 […]

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Xospata (gilteritinib)

Xospata (gilteritinib)

FDA warning: Differentiation syndrome This drug has a boxed warning. This is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. Xospata may cause differentiation syndrome, a dangerous condition in which certain cells change and grow in number. Symptoms […]

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imatinib (Gleevec)

imatinib (Gleevec)

What is imatinib, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Imatinib is an oral medication used for treating chronic myeloid leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It is classified as a kinase inhibitor. Kinase inhibitors include dasatinib (Sprycel), erlotinib (Tarceva), gefitinib (Iressa), nilotinib (Tasigna), pazopanib (Votrient), sunitinib (Sutent), and vandetanib (Caprelsa). Kinase inhibitors prevent tumors […]

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America’s Obesity Epidemic May Mean Some Cancers Are Striking Sooner

America’s Obesity Epidemic May Mean Some Cancers Are Striking Sooner

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Since the turn of the century, American obesity rates have skyrocketed. And now a new study indicates that as the nation’s waistlines expand, cancers long linked to obesity are striking the middle-aged more than ever before. The finding follows a review […]

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New Treatments Could Be Powerful Weapons Against Brain Tumors

New Treatments Could Be Powerful Weapons Against Brain Tumors

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New therapies are showing real promise in fighting the type of brain cancer that claimed the lives of Sens. John McCain and Ted Kennedy, a pair of new clinical trials shows. One experimental treatment injects powerful genes directly into a brain […]

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Zytiga (abiraterone acetate)

Zytiga (abiraterone acetate)

What is Zytiga? Zytiga is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat two types of prostate cancer: metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) metastatic high-risk castration-sensitive prostate cancer (CSPC) Metastatic means the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Both of these cancers are considered advanced. The word “castration” refers to the lowering […]

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Can itchy armpits be a sign of cancer?

Can itchy armpits be a sign of cancer?

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How might the keto diet help treat cancer?

How might the keto diet help treat cancer?

New research in mice suggests that keeping blood sugar under control using either the ketogenic diet or a diabetes drug could help treat certain cancers by boosting the efficacy of standard chemotherapy. The ketogenic diet restricts carbs to a minimum. The ketogenic diet consists of high fat foods, foods that contain an adequate amount of […]