The American Cancer Society Just Updated Their Prevention Guidelines for the First Time Since 2012

    On June 9, the American Cancer Society (ACS) issued an update to their 2012 guidelines for cancer prevention. Published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, the updated suggestions include findings from the latest research on diet, healthy eating patterns and physical activity as it links to cancer prevention. Here’s every change to […]

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Chimerix starts Phase II/III trial of heparin-derived blood cancer drug in Covid-19

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses A company developing a drug derived from the blood thinner heparin for a form of leukemia is planning to test it in patients with Covid-19 due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting properties. Durham, North Carolina-based Chimerix said […]

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Thrive’s blood test for cancer screening doubles detection rate from standard testing in new study

A test designed for early detection of cancers from a blood sample was able to more than double the number of cancers picked up through screening, including seven cancers that currently do not have any standard-of-care screening methods, according to a new study. The study, sponsored by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Thrive Earlier Detection and carried out […]

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BeiGene reports positive Phase III interim analysis for lung cancer drug

Interim results from a Phase III clinical trial have shown that patients receiving a cancer immunotherapy drug for a form of lung cancer on top of chemotherapy were more likely than those receiving chemotherapy alone to survive without their disease worsening, the company developing the drug said Monday. Beijing-based BeiGene reported an improvement in progression-free […]