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AstraZeneca says Tagrisso shown to slow lung cancer spreading to brain

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – AstraZeneca’s top-selling drug Tagrisso has been shown to slow the spread of a certain type of lung cancer to the brain when diagnosed at an early stage, the British drugmaker said on Saturday. A study with patients diagnosed early enough for the lung tumor to be surgically removed, and who have a […]

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Immunomedics drug Trodelvy extends survival in breast cancer patients

Immunomedics Inc.’s cancer drug Trodelvy, which received accelerated U.S. regulatory approval in April 2020, extended survival time in previously treated patients with an advanced form of breast cancer in a clinical trial.

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Bristol Myers’ Opdivo with Exelixis drug cuts kidney cancer death risk: study

Bristol Myers’ Opdivo with Exelixis drug cuts kidney cancer death risk: study NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bristol Myers Squibb Co’s cancer immunotherapy Opdivo in combination with Exelixis Inc’s Cabometyx reduced the risk of death by 40% in previously untreated patients with advanced kidney cancer, according to data from a late-stage study to be presented on […]

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T cell shortage linked to severe Covid-19 in elderly; antiseptic spray may limit virus spread

A lower supply of a certain type of immune cell in older people that is critical to fighting foreign invaders may help explain their vulnerability to severe Covid-19, scientists say. An antiseptic nasal spray containing povidone-iodine may help curb transmission of the new coronavirus, preliminary research suggests.

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ESMO: Merck and AstraZeneca’s 5-Year Lynparza Data in Ovarian Cancer and More

AstraZeneca and Merck announced positive five-year follow-up data from the Phase III SOLO-1 trial which demonstrated a long-term progression-free survival benefit of Lynparza as a first-line maintenance treatment in patients with newly diagnosed, advanced BRCA-mutated ovarian cancer who were in complete or partial response to platinum-based chemotherapy.

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Genentech Drug Benefits Patients with Covid-19-Associated Pneumonia, Study Shows

A rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Genentech proved to be effective in benefitting patients who have Covid-19-associated pneumonia, according to new late-stage clinical trial data.