What You Should Know: – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. and Volpara Solutions announced the extension of their partnership to provide mammography facilities and clinicians with breast imaging solutions designed to improve image quality, streamline workflow and accurately assess a patient’s breast density. – Building… Read More »Fujifilm & Volpara Partner to Help Clinicians Determine Patient Breast Density
Given the role that oxidant free radicals are thought to play in aging and disease, one reason fruits and vegetables may be so good for us is that they contain antioxidant compounds. As you can see at 0:20 in my video Benefits of Marjoram for… Read More »How to Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) with Diet
What You Should Know: – Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance (PHDA) announce a collaboration to produce more accurate machine learning models for breast cancer screening and depression. – In work funded through the PHDA-AWS collaboration, a research team led by… Read More »AWS, PHDA Collaborate to Develop Breast Cancer Screening and Depression Machine Learning Models
“Nearly 20% of cancer cases arising worldwide can be linked to infectious agents, including viruses.” Seven viruses are now conclusively tied to human cancers, and, as new viruses enter into human populations, the incidence and causes of cancer will likely change accordingly. The foundation of… Read More »The Role of Meat and Dairy Viruses in Cancer
Screening women for breast cancer in their 40s rather than their 50s could save lives, say the authors of a new Lancet Oncology study, although that finding has been challenged by other experts. Lowering the age that women start to routinely get mammograms was associated… Read More »UK medical journals spar over breast cancer screening study
The reason egg consumption is associated with elevated cancer risk may be the TMAO, considered the “smoking gun” of microbiome-disease interactions. “We are walking communities comprised not only of a Homo sapiens host, but also of trillions of symbiotic commensal microorganisms within the gut and… Read More »What Explains the Egg-Cancer Connection
Samsung Bioepis Launches Ontruzant (trastuzumab, biosimilar) for Early and Metastatic HER2-Overexpressing Breast Cancer in Brazil
Shots: The company launches its first oncology treatment Ontruzant (trastuzumab), a biosimilar referencing Herceptin in Brazil. The biosimilar has received ANVISA’s approval for the treatment of metastatic HER2-overexpressing BC, early HER2-overexpressing BC, and advanced gastric cancer Ontruzant is being supplied to SUS through a PDP… Read More »Samsung Bioepis Launches Ontruzant (trastuzumab, biosimilar) for Early and Metastatic HER2-Overexpressing Breast Cancer in Brazil
Shaving before applying underarm antiperspirants can increase aluminum absorption. Could this explain the greater number of tumors and the disproportionate incidence of breast cancer in the upper outer quadrant of the breast near the armpit? A famous case report called “The Mortician’s Mystery,” published in… Read More »Armpit Shaving and Breast Cancer
Roche Receives the US FDA’s Approval for VENTANA HER2 Dual ISH Test as CDx to Identify Breast Cancer
Shots: The US FDA has approved the new VENTANA HER2 Dual ISH DNA Probe Cocktail assay to detect HER2 biomarker in BC and as a CDx for Herceptin (trastuzumab) therapy. The assay was launched as a CE IVD in Apr’2019 The assay is designed to… Read More »Roche Receives the US FDA’s Approval for VENTANA HER2 Dual ISH Test as CDx to Identify Breast Cancer
Henlius and Accord’s Zercepac (trastuzumab, biosimilar) Receive the EMA Approval for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer and Gastric Cancer
Shots: The approval is based on comparative quality studies, clinical studies including preclinical data and resulted in bio-similarity, comparable efficacy and safety of Zercepac (HLX02) vs Herceptin Zercepac is developed under NMPA and EMA biosimilar guidelines and has been evaluated with the reference trastuzumab including… Read More »Henlius and Accord’s Zercepac (trastuzumab, biosimilar) Receive the EMA Approval for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer and Gastric Cancer
Shots: The US FDA has granted 510 (k) clearance to HealthMammo for boosting early detection of breast cancer in mammograms The tool utilizes the AI to prioritize and identify suspicious mammograms and is automatically sent to Zebra’s platform, where it gets processed and analyzed for… Read More »Zebra Medical Receives the US FDA’s Approval for its HealthMammo Mammography Tool
The companies will share development and commercialization of DS-1062 in solid tumors. They already have a similar deal in place, the $6.9 billion agreement signed last year for another ADC, the HER2-positive breast cancer drug Enhertu.
AstraZeneca has begun a new agreement with Daiichi Sankyo to develop and market an antibody to treat cancer, worth up to $6 billion. The deal covers DS-1062, Daiichi Sankyo’s proprietary antibody-drug conjugate targeting trophoblast cell-surface antigen 2 (TROP2). AZ and Daiichi are already collaborating on… Read More »AstraZeneca inks $6bn cancer drug deal with Daiichi Sankyo
Daiichi Sankyo Signs a Research Agreement Gustave Roussy for DS-1062 and Patritumab Deruxtecan to Treat Lung and Breast Cancer
Shots: Gustave Roussy to receive funding and support from Daiichi Sankyo for integrative research program including clinical, translational, and preclinical studies for DS-1062 and patritumab deruxtecan in lung and breast cancer respectively The research program includes two P-II studies evaluating the efficacy, safety, and markers… Read More »Daiichi Sankyo Signs a Research Agreement Gustave Roussy for DS-1062 and Patritumab Deruxtecan to Treat Lung and Breast Cancer
The vast majority of breast cancers start out hormone-dependent, where estradiol, the primary human estrogen, “plays a crucial role in their breast cancer development and progression.” That’s one of the reasons why soy food consumption appears so protective against breast cancer: Soy phytoestrogens, like genistein,… Read More »What Does Drinking Soy Milk Do to Hormone Levels?
Do BPA-free plastics such as Tritan, have human hormone-disrupting effects? And what about BPS and BPF? Recent human studies indicate that exposure to the plastics chemical BPA may be associated with infertility, miscarriage, premature delivery, reduced male sexual function, polycystic ovaries, altered thyroid and immune… Read More »Are the BPA-Free Plastics Like Tritan Safe?
“Endometriosis is a major cause of disability and compromised quality of life in women and teenage girls.” It “is a chronic disease which is under-diagnosed, under-reported, and under-researched…[and for patients, it] can be a nightmare of misinformation, myths, taboos, lack of diagnosis, and problematic hit-and-miss… Read More »How to Treat Endometriosis with Diet
Five studies have been performed on breast cancer survival and soy foods involving more than 10,000 breast cancer patients, and together they found that those who eat more soy live longer and have a lower risk of the cancer coming back. What about women who… Read More »What to Eat and Avoid for Women with BRCA Gene Mutations