Although the stock market seems to be moving up at the beginning of this year, the U.S. equities market appears more mixed, with healthcare stocks in particular appearing more volatile.

AstraZeneca announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted a supplemental New Drug Application for the use of Tagrisso (osimertinib) – a third-generation, irreversible epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor with clinical activity against central nervous system metastases – in the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors have EGFR mutations.

A scalp-cooling system helped prevent hair loss in women with breast cancer undergoing chemo, researchers said at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

The EPICUP test is a new tool that helps identify up to 87% of cases of cancer of unknown origin (CUP).