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Advancements in the Treatment and Prevention of Various Types of Cancer


IP Blog | Dave Melin | May 29, 2017

BioBlog Weekly oncologyIn this week’s BioBlog, we look at recent advancements in cancer drugs, treatments, and ways to cut risks of getting cancer.

Brigatinib First Drug to Offer Over 1-Year Control of ALK-Positive Lung Cancer Post-Crizotinib

Promising new findings show that the drug, Brigatinib, has a 54 percent response rate in cancers that didn’t respond to Crizotinib.

Scientists Link Breast Milk to Cancer Cure

Scientists recently discovered that a substance found in breastmilk has significant tumor fighting ability.

Drink Less, Exercise More to Cut Breast Cancer Risk

New research suggests that drinking less can reduce a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, as well as other types of cancer.

Tree Nuts May Lower Risk of Colon Cancer Recurrence, Death

A new study suggests that eating two ounces of tree nuts a week significantly reduces recurrence and death of patients who were diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer.

‘This is Not the End’: Using Immunotherapy and a Genetic Glitch to Give Cancer Patients Hope

A new study suggests that a genetic glitch could give patients with advanced cancers that don’t respond to chemotherapy new hope with this type of treatment.


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