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FDA grants fast track designation to AST-008 for skin cancer indications

The FDA granted fast track designation to cavrotolimod for two skin cancer indications, according to the agent’s manufacturer.
One designation applies to use of cavrotolimod (AST-008, Exicure) in combination with anti-PD-1 therapy for treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma refractory to prior anti-PD-1 blockade.
The other applies to use of the agent in combination with anti-PD-1 or anti-PD-L1 therapy for treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma refractory to prior anti-PD-1/PD-L1 blockade.

New discovery in breast cancer treatment

Researchers have found new evidence about the positive role of androgens in breast cancer treatment with immediate implications for women with estrogen receptor-driven metastatic disease.

Experts unconvinced by Lord Sumption’s lockdown ethics

Critics of retired supreme court justice say QALYs measure not intended for public health debate

Seven years before Lord Sumption found himself at the centre of a media storm over his apparent suggestion that the life of a woman with stage 4 cancer was “less valuable”, the former supreme court justice wrote a judgment that seemed to take a very different view.

In 2014, addressing the Tony Nicklinson case in a decision which upheld a ban on doctors helping patients to end their lives, he called the sanctity of life a “fundamental moral value”.

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Hospitals in England told to keep performing urgent cancer surgery

NHS bosses say urgent cancer treatment should have same priority of care as Covid patientsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNHS bosses have instructed hospitals to keep performing urgent cancer surgery despite Covid pressures, after a growing number…

Synthesis of potent antibiotic follows unusual chemical pathway

Images of a protein involved in creating a potent antibiotic reveal the unusual first steps of the antibiotic’s synthesis. The improved understanding of the chemistry behind this process could allow researchers to adapt this and similar compounds for use…


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