Tag Archives: Cancer

Merck’s cancer meds keep churning amid COVID-19, but vaccines stumble

Earlier this year, Merck warned investors that the COVID-19 pandemic would take a multbillion-dollar bite out of its revenue expectations for 2020. And in the second quarter, that prediction took shape. The pandemic hurt Merck’s pharmaceutical sales by about $ 1.5 billion from April to June, the drugmaker reported, despite continued growth for its cancer medicines. Sales… Read More »

Veg And Fruit For Colorectal Cancer Differs By Site Of Origin

According to a study, how vegetable and fruit consumption impacts colorectal cancer differs by site of origin. The study revealed that within the distal and proximal colon, consumption of brassica vegetables (cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower) were linked to reduced risk of these cancers. A reduced distal colon cancer risk was linked to higher… Read More »

Common hypertension medications may reduce colorectal cancer risk

Research Highlights: People who take angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-i) or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) for conditions such as high blood pressure were less likely to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer after having a normal colonoscopy. This is the first study to show potential benefits on colorectal cancer development from these commonly prescribed hypertension… Read More »

Coronavirus could cause 35,000 extra UK cancer deaths, experts warn

Delays to cancer diagnosis and treatment due to coronavirus could cause thousands of excess deaths in the UK within a year, research suggests. Scientists suggest there could be at least 7,000 additional deaths – but in a worst case scenario that number could be as high as 35,000. There are concerns routine screenings, urgent referrals… Read More »