News tagged with metastatic cancer

Tracking breast cancer cells on the move

Breast cancer cells frequently move from their primary site and invade bone, decreasing a patient's chance of survival. This process of metastasis is complex, and factors both within the breast cancer cells and within the ...

dateJun 14, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Bristol-Myers pitches its cancer medicine pipeline

(AP) -- Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. executives said Monday they have more than a half-dozen drugs in testing against different cancers and could get important data on them and possibly a couple of approvals this year.

dateJun 06, 2011 in Cancer
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FDA approves new drug for advanced melanoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the use of ipilimumab for the treatment of previously treated metastatic melanoma. It is the first drug approved for metastatic, or advanced, melanoma is more than a decade.

dateMar 25, 2011 in Cancer
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FDA clears first melanoma drug to extend life

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved a breakthrough cancer medication from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. that researchers have heralded as the first drug to prolong the lives of patients with melanoma.

dateMar 25, 2011 in Medications
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