Tag Archives: Cancer

“Blood test finds 50 types of cancer” – we’ve been down this path before

Shoddy, incomplete, fawning news coverage of screening tests is one of the most clearly established problems in health news coverage – something HealthNewsReview.org has revealed countless times over the past 15 years. A public relations news release 22 days ago – from “a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early” – touted study… Read More »

How Genetics Affects Risk of Cancer and Other Women’s Diseases

How Genetics Affects Risk of Cancer and Other Women’s Diseases How Genetics Affects Risk of Cancer and Other Women’s Diseases : Today, Cancer is the world’s second-leading cause of death. However, because of advancements in cancer detection, therapy, and prevention, survival rates for many types of cancer are improving. Cancer is a broad term for a… Read More »

With ‘evolved’ treatment landscape, Merck pulls Keytruda’s FDA nod in third-line stomach cancer

Two months after a key FDA panel voted down Merck’s conditional nod for Keytruda as a third-line treatment for certain stomach cancer patients, the company says it’s pulling the plug on the indication.  Following consultation with the FDA, Merck on Thursday said it will voluntarily withdraw its U.S. accelerated approval for Keytruda as a third-line… Read More »