Tag Archives: cancer

America is about to get a powerful tool in the war against cancer

The National Oncology Particle Therapy Centre in Milan, Italy, where state-of-the-art particle therapy is a technique used to treat cancer, using hadrons, protons, proton therapy and carbon ion treatment to irradiate tumors. BSIP | Universal Images Group | Getty Images America’s war on cancer is about to get another tool in its arsenal. The country’s… Read More »

Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »

AstraZeneca, Daiichi’s breast cancer drug gets accelerated approval from FDA

FILE PHOTO: The company logo for pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, U.S., April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (This Dec.20 story corrects first paragraph to say the approval came four months ahead of schedule, not three months, after FDA clarification) (Reuters) – The U.S.… Read More »

FDA Approves Padcev (enfortumab vedotin-ejfv) for Locally Advanced or Metastatic Urothelial Cancer, the Most Common Type of Bladder Cancer

FDA Approves Padcev (enfortumab vedotin-ejfv) for Locally Advanced or Metastatic Urothelial Cancer, the Most Common Type of Bladder Cancer Print this page TOKYO and BOTHELL, Wash., Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., “Astellas”) and Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:SGEN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to Padcev™ for the… Read More »

For Black Women, Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Raise Cancer Risk

Plenty of women enjoy a good hair dye or chemical hair straightener, such as a relaxer. For Black women in particular, however, the regular use of such products may significantly increase breast cancer risk, according to new findings published in the International Journal of Cancer by researchers at the National Institute of Environment Health Sciences… Read More »