Cancer

U.S. Food & Drug Administration News: FDA approves first treatment for advanced form of the second most common skin cancer

SILVER SPRING, MD – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Libtayo (cemiplimab-rwlc) injection for intravenous use for the treatment of patients with metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) or locally advanced CSCC who are not candidates for curative surgery or curative radiation.  This is the first FDA approval of a drug specifically for … Continue reading U.S. Food & Drug Administration News: FDA approves first treatment for advanced form of the second most common skin cancer

Florida News: Governor Rick Scott, Since 2014, We Have Invested More Than $300 Million in Cancer Centers

TAMPA, FL – Thursday, Florida Governor Rick Scott highlighted more than $300 million invested in Florida’s cancer centers since 2014 while at Moffitt Cancer Center.  In 2014, Governor Scott proposed and secured funding for Florida’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Program to increase the number of NCI designated cancer centers and create a premier … Continue reading Florida News: Governor Rick Scott, Since 2014, We Have Invested More Than $300 Million in Cancer Centers

New York News: Woman, VEDOUTIE HOOBRAJ Sentenced For Defrauding Donors Of Over $50,000 By Misrepresenting That She Had Terminal Cancer

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that VEDOUTIE HOOBRAJ, a/k/a “Shivonie Deokaran,” was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for wire fraud in connection with her scheme to defraud donors by falsely claiming that she had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and … Continue reading New York News: Woman, VEDOUTIE HOOBRAJ Sentenced For Defrauding Donors Of Over $50,000 By Misrepresenting That She Had Terminal Cancer

In a milestone year, gene therapy finds a place in medicine

HOWARD/December 28, 2017  (AP)(STL.News) —After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull off the biblical-sounding feat of helping the blind to see were approved by U.S. regulators, establishing gene manipulation as a new mode of … Continue reading In a milestone year, gene therapy finds a place in medicine

Matt Damon’s father dies of cancer at 74; had blood disease

BOSTON /December 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Matt Damon‘s father has died in Massachusetts at age 74 after a long battle with cancer. Damon publicist Jennifer Allen says Kent Damon died on Dec. 14. She said Saturday he died of complications from multiple myeloma, a rare blood disease that affects bone marrow. Kent Damon’s condition had … Continue reading Matt Damon’s father dies of cancer at 74; had blood disease

Pope denounces ‘cancer’ of cliques, ambition in Vatican

VATICAN CITY /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Pope Francis has once again used a Christmas greeting to dress down Vatican colleagues, denouncing the “cancer” of cliques and how bureaucrats can become “corrupted” by ambition and vanity. “Reforming Rome is like cleaning the Egyptian sphinxes with a toothbrush,” Francis told cardinals, bishops and priests who work … Continue reading Pope denounces ‘cancer’ of cliques, ambition in Vatican

Biden consoles daughter of ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain

WASHINGTON/December 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Former Vice President Joe Biden consoled the daughter of ailing Sen. John McCain after she began crying while discussing her father’s cancer on ABC’s “The View.” McCain, an Arizona Republican, is battling the same aggressive type of brain cancer that killed Biden’s son Beau in 2015. Biden is promoting a new … Continue reading Biden consoles daughter of ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain