Exciting Frontier Beckons For Cancer Treatment

Exciting Frontier Beckons For Cancer Treatment

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created a new ‘breakthrough’ designation for cancer drugs, so that any that are deemed to be successful can effectively be fast-tracked through the trial process and brought to market quicker. Many respected physicians in...
9 Facts About Lung Cancer

9 Facts About Lung Cancer

1) Lung cancer is the biggest killer of all the cancers. 2) Several hundred thousand people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year.  (219,440 new cases in 2009) 3) The most common cause of lung cancer is cigarette smoking. 4) Women tend to respond better to...
Tarceva: Drug Efficacy, Side Effects

Tarceva: Drug Efficacy, Side Effects

Tarceva, generic erlotinib, is a new treatment for non-small cell lung cancer that works by targeting the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR).  It doesn’t work that great and can cost up to $50,000 a year.  As such, its class of medications has been reserved for...