FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 -- A newer type of cancer treatment may offer the chance of longer survival, but the drugs could also trigger new side effects, such as vision problems.
New research reports on three cases of a potentially vision-threatening eye condition called uveal effusion that patients developed after taking cancer immunotherapy. Immunotherapy uses a person's own immune system to fight cancer.
MONDAY, April 16, 2018 -- Drugs designed to trigger a patient's immune system may help boost survival for those battling lung cancer, two new studies found.
The first study found that when the immunotherapy drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) was combined with standard chemotherapy, the chance that a patient would die within the next 11 months plummeted by more than 50 percent, compared with being treated with chemo alone.
THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 -- Ovarian cancer can be tough to beat, particularly if it returns after initial treatment, but new research offers a glimmer of hope.
One study found that a new targeted "immunotherapy" to treat ovarian cancer that has come back looked promising in a small, early trial. Meanwhile, a second team of researchers discovered what appears to be a marker for patients who will do better after treatment overall.