Tag Archives: cancer

FDA Approves Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for the Treatment of Metastatic Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)

Print this page KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 18, 2019 Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, as monotherapy for the treatment of patients with metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC) with disease progression on or after… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Could an ingenious vaccine help treat colon cancer?

Vaccines are one the most potent protective medicines we have. They work by encouraging the body to ­protect itself, in almost all cases, against specific invaders like an infection. Vaccines are responsible for ridding the world of many scourges like smallpox, TB and childhood infectious diseases. But a vaccine can be a lot more ingenious… Read More »

Bowel cancer on the rise in younger Austs

Bowel cancer has long been linked to older people, but a new study has shown a significant rise in the number of Australians under 50 diagnosed with the disease. The research, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology earlier this month, has prompted calls for a change in the screening guidelines for Australia’s second most… Read More »