Mother With Stage-Four Cancer Finds Hope in New Treatment Called a 'Basket Trial'
Four years after her stage four cancer diagnosis, Ivette Giancola was faced with dwindling options. The mother had gone through two rounds of chemotherapy to treat her relatively rare stage 4 neuroendocrine cancer. But the disease was "acting up" and no longer was responding to treatment, according
Woman's Bid to End Prescription Drug Sales on eBay
Almost everything is for sale on the internet auction site eBay, sometimes including powerful and potentially dangerous prescription drugs . Nancy White, a Tennessee-based IT manager, said she has filed hundreds of reports with eBay customer service over the past four years complaining about
New Drug Shows Promise In Treating Melanoma
Dr. Kevin Kim says vemurafenib showed a high percentage of tumor shrinkage.
New Drug Promising Against Deadly Melanoma
Vemurafenib May Help Some Patients for Whom Other Drugs Have Failed, Researchers Say
New Melanoma Drug Approved
There's been a promising breakthrough in treating one of the deadliest forms of cancer the FDA has approved a new drug to treat melanoma disease. There is expected to claim the lives of nearly 9000. Americans this year alone. Dermatologist doctor Doris Day and us here with more on this treatment
FDA Approves Skin Cancer Drug Zelboraf
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the second late-stage melanoma drug this year, adding the drug to the treatment arsenal for patients with one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer. The drug, known as Zelboraf, could offer hope for patients with metastatic melanoma that cannot
Revolutionary New Drug Targets Deadly Skin Cancer
In September 2009, doctors told Taylor Chance she had melanoma -- a dangerous form of skin cancer that would kill her in six months. But nearly two years later, Chance, a 67-year-old who lives in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is still alive thanks to an experimental drug called Vemurafenib, which
New Cancer Drugs Raise Hope of Survival
After melanoma had spread to his organs and fears that he would be dead in months increased, Corky Corcoran decided to try an experimental drug called Vemurafenib. Now, Corcoran said, the drug has changed his life. "This drug, if it continues to work as it has been working is fantastic," he said.
Melanoma Drug Boosts Recurrence-Free Survival
Pegylated inteferon cut risk 15% but did not reduce overall mortality rates.
Health Highlights: April 8, 2008
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of HealthDay: FDA Reports More Deaths Related to Tainted Heparin The U.S. Food and Drug Administration now says 62 deaths are associated with use of tainted batches of the blood thinner heparin, more than triple