Tag Archives: cancer

Cancer Patients Are Getting Robotic Surgery. There’s No Evidence It’s Better.

Robotic surgery was never approved for mastectomy or any other cancer-related treatment, but that has hardly deterred doctors in the operating suite. The equipment is widely used to operate on patients with various malignancies, from breast cancer to prostate cancer. Yet there have long been questions about how well doctors are trained on the machines,… Read More »

Quebec warns of cancer risk to women with textured breast implants

MONTREAL — The Quebec Health Department wants the thousands of women in the province who have received textured breast implants since 1995 to be warned of a potential cancer risk. The government has asked the province’s hospitals and clinics to contact all patients who received that specific type of implant in the last 24 years… Read More »

AstraZeneca, Merck's Lynparza posts pancreatic cancer win in another PARP-class first

AstraZeneca and Merck’s Lynparza has already led its class into two disease areas, and now it’s looking to make it three. Tuesday, the companies said their PARP inhibitor had topped placebo at staving off progression of tough-to-treat pancreatic cancer in patients with germline BRCA-mutated forms of the disease. The phase 3 study, dubbed POLO, examined Lynparza in… Read More »