Health News

Advanced Melanoma may Soon Meet its Match
Melanoma, or the cancerous transformation of a mole, can be treated when caught early. Unfortunately, not all melanomas are visible, and those appearing underneath a fingernail or inside the mouth may escape notice until it's too late.
Making Alzheimer's a Better Memory
Could this dream come true? A medication that's currently approved for one disease could make Alzheimer's disease nothing more than a nightmarish memory.
Metastatic Melanoma Rx Increases Life Expectancy
Metastatic melanoma has a recently approved treatment option - Zelboraf ( vemurafenib ). That's the good news. The even better news is that recent research has discovered this medication extends the lives of patients taking it.
Roche’s Zelboraf Receives EU Approval for Treatment of Skin Cancer
Roche today announced that the European Commission has approved Zelboraf ( vemurafenib ) as a monotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with BRAF V600 mutation-positive unresectable or metastatic melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer.
Chemo That's Head and Neck Over Cancer
Doctors are always trying to find a competitive edge on any cancer, and finding new uses for current drugs is a common practice.
FDA Approves Advanced Basal Cell Cancer Drug
Roche announced that Erivedge ( vismodegib ) capsule was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for adults with a type of skin cancer, called basal cell carcinoma (BCC), that has spread to other parts of the body or that has come back after surgery or that their healthcare provider decides cannot be treated with surgery or radiation.
You've Come a Long Way Baby - Now Stop
It's common knowledge that smoking cigarettes can cause lung cancer. But it turns out that smokers may have to worry about more than just their lungs, especially women.
Converting Cancer Cells into Tumor Killers
Prescription creams containing a compound known as i miquimod , such as Aldara , are known and approved to effectively treat some skin cancers, particularly basal cell carcinoma. New studies suggest this compound may be even more useful.
Melanoma Drug Side Effect Is Serious
Zelboraf ( vemurafenib ) was hailed as a huge breakthrough in the treatment of metastatic melanoma, the most lethal form of skin cancer. Now, serious side effects are popping up.
18-Wheeler Cancer Cells
Cancer is visualized using all sorts of imaging technologies. It can be felt by patients themselves. Even dogs are known to sniff out cancer. Now, scientists are developing yet another way to detect cancer - before it develops into tumors.