Tag: Cancer

NovoTTF-100L

NovoCure Announces Release of Next Generation Chemo Treatment for Mesothelioma

NovoCure, a British oncology company specializing in state-of-the-art cancer therapies, has announced approval of its NovoTTF-100L, a non-invasive treatment for mesothelioma, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Thursday.

/ May 24, 2019
Painkiller NSAID Risk

Another Blood Pressure Medication Recalled for Cancer-Causing Ingredient

A San Diego-based pharmaceutical manufacturer announced on Friday that it was recalling 8 lots of Irbesartan blood pressure medication after tests confirmed that it contained trace amounts of a cancer-causing material.

/ January 21, 2019
Lawsuit for Blood Clot Filter Side Effects

More Blood Pressure Drugs Recalled for Cancer Risk

Teva Pharmaceuticals is recalling a pair of drugs used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in a growing saga related to prescription medicines contaminated with a substance that has been linked to cancer.

/ November 30, 2018
IVC Filter Lawsuit

More Blood Pressure Drugs Recalled for Cancer Risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the recall of a 3rd hypertension medication over concerns it may be contaminated with a substance that has been linked to an increased risk for the Big C.

/ November 13, 2018
Study Links Textured Breast Implants and 400X Risk of Cancer

Study Links Textured Breast Implants and 400X Risk of Cancer

Silicone breast implants with a textured shell are associated with a 400-fold increased risk of a rare cancer compared to smooth silicone breast implants, according to a study in JAMA Oncology.

/ January 19, 2018
Judge Upholds $110 Million Baby Powder Cancer Verdict

Judge Upholds $110 Million Baby Powder Cancer Verdict

A judge in Missouri has upheld a $110 million jury verdict in favor of a woman who was diagnosed with cancer after using baby powder, after finding that Johnson & Johnson had a substantial link to Missouri.

/ December 5, 2017
Sugar Cubes

New Research Suggests Sugar May Increase Cancer Risk

A biologic mechanism in yeast cells may prove key to understanding the relationship between sugar and cancerous tumors, a new study out of Belgium has found.

/ November 27, 2017
Waycross Looks for Answers in Childhood Cancer Outbreak

Waycross Looks for Answers in Childhood Cancer Outbreak

After 4 children in Waycross, Georgia, were diagnosed with sarcoma cancers within a 2-month period in 2015, people wanted to know if the cancers were caused by decades of toxic pollution in the environment.

/ November 6, 2017
Roundup

Roundup to be Banned in France for Cancer Risk

France will phase out the agricultural use of Monsanto's Roundup (glyphosate) weed-killer by 2022 due to fears that it may cause cancer.

/ September 28, 2017
Australia Reports 56 Cases of Breast Implant Cancer

Australia Reports 56 Cases of Breast Implant Cancer

Health officials in Australia reported 56 cases of Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) in woman with breast implants, including 3 deaths since 2007.

/ September 15, 2017