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Keytruda continues its lung cancer land grab with another FDA nod

Solo therapy with Merck & Co.’s Keytruda is already approved in previously untreated non-small cell lung cancer patients with high levels of the PD-L1 biomarker. Now, thanks to a new FDA green light, it’s allowed in patients with low PD-L1 levels, too. But will doctors actually use it that way? Keytruda’s new approval—as a first-line treatment for… Read More »

Another Study Says HPV Shot Cuts Cervical Cancer

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scotland is already seeing a payoff for vaccinating adolescent girls for human papillomavirus (HPV). Since the vaccine became routine about a decade ago, cervical cancer cases in young Scottish women have plummeted, a new study reports. HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. Vaccination protects… Read More »

Scotland’s HPV vaccine linked to ‘near elimination’ of cervical cancer

Vaccinating girls aged 12 and 13 in Scotland has created substantial herd protectionMedia for Medical/Getty By New Scientist staff and Press Association The routine vaccination of schoolgirls against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in Scotland has led to a dramatic reduction in cervical cancer in later life. Some forms of the sexually-transmitted HPV are linked to cervical… Read More »