Tag Archives: Cancer

Medical News Today: Could gut bacteria drive the spread of breast cancer?

New research in mice has discovered that disrupting the gut microbiome may result in more aggressive breast cancer. One factor that may drive the spread of breast cancer is the population of gut bacteria. Although the outlook of people with breast cancer has improved dramatically in recent years, predicting and preventing the spread of cancer… Read More »

We’re not far from using blood tests to detect early cancer: CEO of Silicon Valley oncology firm

Scientists aren’t far away from creating blood tests that can be used to detect the earliest stages of cancer, Guardant Health co-founder and CEO Helmy Eltoukhy said Monday. The Silicon Valley oncology company, backed by SoftBank, is working with U.K.-based AstraZeneca to develop blood tests to help identify cancer patients likely to respond well to treatment… Read More »

Why funerals and cancer have taken a backseat to landing this coveted Hamptons beach pass

While this weekend marks the official kickoff to summer craziness in the Hamptons, for those in the know, the season really begins on Feb. 1. That’s when the highly coveted, limited-quantity, $ 400, one-season-use, nonresident parking permits for the five East Hampton Village beaches go on sale, allowing access to the most sublime strips of sand,… Read More »

Puma Biotech’s new cancer drug Nerlynx suffered a terrible quarter. What gives?

Puma Biotech has only retained commercial rights to its cancer drug Nerlynx in the U.S. and Japan after a series of licensing deals. But even the remaining U.S. launch doesn’t seem to be going well.   In the first quarter, Nerlynx ginned up sales of $ 45.6 million, Puma said Thursday. That’s way below analyst expectations of… Read More »