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Trial shows antihypertension drug may improve pancreatic cancer outcomes

 Locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) — a tumor that, while still confined to the pancreas, involves major abdominal blood vessels — is one of the worst forms of an already deadly tumor, as it cannot be removed surgically. Now a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center clinical trial of a treatment protocol combining intensive chemotherapy and radiation… Read More »

Cancer: Breakthrough treatments to target drug resistance

The world’s first drugs designed to stop cancer cells becoming resistant to treatment could be available within the next decade, scientists have said. A £75m investment to develop the drugs has been announced by the Institute for Cancer Research (ICR). Chief executive Prof Paul Workman said cancer’s ability to adapt to drugs is the biggest… Read More »

Thank you, Jardiance: Diabetes drug sales ease Boehringer’s patent-loss pain

As sales of its blockbuster asthma and COPD drug Spiriva flagged in 2018, Boehringer Ingelheim needed a boost from its other products. Turns out diabetes was the key. The German drugmaker reported an impressive 52.5% increase in sales from its partnership with Eli Lilly on the Jardiance family of SGLT2 diabetes drugs, including Synjardi and… Read More »