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Phase 3 DECISION Trial of Nexavar (sorafenib) Meets Primary Endpoint
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that a Phase 3 trial of Nexavar® (sorafenib) tablets in patients with locally advanced or metastatic radioactive iodine-refractory (RAI) differentiated thyroid cancer has met its primary endpoint of a statistically significant improvement of progression-free survival.
Cancer Wounds WTC Workers
When the World Trade Centers evaporated on 9/11, clouds of toxic chemicals were left in their wake. Researchers wanted to know the impact of these clouds on the health of rescue workers.
FDA Approves New Rx For Rare Cancer
A new drug to treat advanced thyroid cancer that has spread to other areas of the body has been approved. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Cometriq ( cabozantinib ) to treat medullary thyroid cancer.
FDA approves Cometriq to treat rare type of thyroid cancer
The US Food and Drug Administration today approved Cometriq ( cabozantinib ) to treat medullary thyroid cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastasized).
What To Expect With Thyroid Cancer
Not all cancers are life threatening. That is, people with some forms of cancer will generally have a normal life expectancy. The most common types of thyroid cancers usually don’t affect a patient’s lifespan.
New Cancer Management Guidelines Published
Every year, nearly 56,500 Americans are diagnosed with thyroid cancer. About 2 percent of those cases are a rare but fierce type called anaplastic thyroid cancer.
Which Cancer Scan is Best?
With cancer, catching its growth early is always best. Accurate diagnostic tools like scans can mean the difference between catching or missing cancer and whether or not the cancer has spread.
Whoa Now: Only Cut the Cancer
Better safe than sorry is a great motto, but it may not apply to removal of extra, non-cancerous lymph nodes in thyroid cancer surgery. Research suggests leaving the healthy ones intact.
Another Try At Reducing Thyroid Removals
Italian scientists used a super microscope to find a particular protein that may be associated with thyroid cancer. They found it, but is it really an accurate indicator for cancer?
Can Vitamin E Prevent Cancer?
The rare disorder called Cowden Syndrome causes tumor-like growths all over the body. People with the condition are at risk of developing breast and thyroid cancers, among others. Research is making strides in changing those odds.