Tag Archives: Cancer

Large Study Finds No Strong Link Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer

The largest study to date to analyze the supposed link between women’s use of talcum powder in the genital region and ovarian cancer risk has found no statistically significant association, NPR reports. Citing past research that has indicated talcum powder use is a risk factor for ovarian cancer, thousands of women have sued Johnson &… Read More »

Lynparza (olaparib) Approved in the US as a First-Line Maintenance Treatment of Germline BRCA-Mutated Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Print this page 30 December 2019 — AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., US (Merck: known as MSD outside the US and Canada) today announced that Lynparza® (olaparib) has been approved in the US for the maintenance treatment of adult patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline BRCA-mutated (gBRCAm) metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma whose… Read More »

Flipping the script on novel cancer therapy leads to insights into lupus

In the last decade, scientists discovered that blocking a key regulator of the immune system helped unleash the body’s natural defenses against several forms of cancer, opening up a new era of cancer immunotherapy. Now Yale scientists have essentially flipped this script and found that when impaired a molecularly similar regulator can cause the damaging… Read More »

Cancer symptoms: Can you hear this noise? You could be at risk of this type of cancer

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body which develop when the body’s normal control mechanism stops working. Cancer survival outcomes greatly depend on the type and stage of the cancer so recognising the warning signs is key to improving outcomes. A symptom associated with a rare type of cancer relates to… Read More »