Tag Archives: Cancer

This Is Why Pancreatic Cancer Is So Hard to Treat

Africa Studio/Shutterstock Pancreatic cancer is difficult to treat largely because the early signs are vague, the cancer is highly aggressive, and no screening test exists yet. But the future is starting to look hopeful. When Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek announced that he has late-stage pancreatic cancer in March 2019, his fans were stunned. The cancer… Read More »

Heartburn Drugs and Cancer: What Are the Risks?

Valisure: “Valisure Citizen Petition on Ranitidine.” Sandoz Inc.: “Sandoz Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Ranitidine Hydrochloride Capsules 150mg and 300mg Due to an Elevated Amount of Unexpected Impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), in the Product.” Bloomberg: “Carcinogen in Zantac Leads to Another Shipment Halt, Recall.” Health Canada: “Health Canada requests that companies stop distributing ranitidine drugs in… Read More »

WCLC: Roche’s Tecentriq comes up short in squamous lung cancer, leaving Merck’s Keytruda ‘unchallenged’

Roche has been hoping its Tecentriq could put up the kind of life-lengthening numbers in squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that could help it compete with Merck’s Keytruda—but no dice. The Swiss drugmaker Tuesday unveiled results showing that its Tecentriq-chemo combo failed to outdo solo chemo at extending the lives of previously untreated patients.… Read More »

9 Signs of Blood Cancer Doctors Usually Miss

Fatigue Prostock-studio/Shutterstock While you may write-off your exhaustion to a busy schedule or stressful workload, constant fatigue that isn’t getting better warrants a visit to your doctor to rule out something more serious. “When you’re not able to produce healthy red blood cells [as those with blood cancers can’t] you can develop anemia,” explains Dr.… Read More »