Sunday, September 26, 2021

Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval of Tivdak (tisotumab vedotin-tftv) for the treatment of metastatic cervical cancer in adults. The drug has been found effective at treating cervical cancer that has progressed on or after chemotherapy.
American sex educator and model Ericka Hart showed her breast cancer scars in the Chromat runway show. She later posted the photos on her Instagram account. Hart was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in 2014 and she had to undergo a double mastectomy.
The NHS England has launched a large-scale trial of a blood test, called the Galleri test, which can potentially detect cancers in their early stages. Early detection could help patients to receive treatment, improving their survival rates.
A new study has found that using chemotherapy drug cisplatin in younger children is associated with hearing loss later in their lives. The study, published in the journal Cancer, also found that the drug causes hearing loss to an extent where children need hearing aids.
Kathy Griffin has recently shared an update on her health after undergoing lung cancer surgery. She said it is hard to focus on things when you experience breathlessness, coughing, pain, and extreme fatigue. In August, Griffin revealed that she was diagnosed with stage 1 lung cancer despite being a non-smoker.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the Fast Track designation for an experimental drug STRO-002, a folate receptor α–targeting antibody-drug conjugate, for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer. It is particularly for patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.
A new study has found that using statins could help improve overall survival rates in patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). The study also found that statin use could improve survival in women with early-stage of TNBC.

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