Tag Archives: Cancer

Lynparza (olaparib) Approved in the US as a First-Line Maintenance Treatment of Germline BRCA-Mutated Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Print this page 30 December 2019 — AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., US (Merck: known as MSD outside the US and Canada) today announced that Lynparza® (olaparib) has been approved in the US for the maintenance treatment of adult patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline BRCA-mutated (gBRCAm) metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma whose… Read More »

AstraZeneca, Daiichi notch blockbuster FDA nod for breast cancer med Enhertu

For metastatic breast cancer patients who try and fail on multiple treatments, finding options to manage disease is a difficult proposition. AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo hoped their antibody-drug conjugate could help that tough-to-treat population––and the FDA agreed to give it a shot despite a shaky safety profile.  The FDA approved AstraZeneca and Daiichi’s Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) on Friday as… Read More »

Vaping flavored Juul pods damages lung cell DNA, raising cancer risks

Juul pod flavors like creme brulee, menthol and mint blamed for getting teens hooked on vaping raise risks for lung injuries and cancer by damaging DNA, study suggests Sweet e-cigarette liquid flavors have been blamed for getting teenagers addicted to vaping  But little is known about how the chemicals in these flavors may affect the… Read More »