Tag Archives: Cancer

Medicine recalled over cancer fears | News – www.ekathimerini.com

The National Organization for Medicine (EOF) has ordered the recall of certain batches of the medicine Lucidel, which is used to treat hypertension, after tests indicated that it could have carcinogenic repercussions. The announcement concerns 150-gram packets of Lucidel with the batch number 181247 and the expiry date 06/2020, as well as 300 gr packets… Read More »

Merck's Keytruda slashes death risk by 31% in esophageal cancer victory

Back in November, Merck & Co. said its immuno-oncology star, Keytruda, had topped chemo at lengthening the lives of some esophageal cancer patients. Monday, it showed that the win was a sizable one. The drug reduced the risk of death by 31% in previously treated patients with esophageal or esophagogastric junction carcinoma whose tumors expressed… Read More »

Long-term statin use protects against prostate cancer death

Statins and other drugs that lessen cardiovascular disease risk by lowering blood lipids rank among the world’s most prescribed medications. And for the men who take them, accumulating evidence has for years pointed to another added benefit: a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Now researchers are reporting that long-term statin use (more than 10… Read More »