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Lynparza stalls pancreatic cancer in patients with BRCA mutations: study

CHICAGO (Reuters) – AstraZeneca and Merck & Co’s Lynparza helped patients with advanced pancreatic cancer who carry BRCA gene mutations go nearly twice as long without their disease worsening than those who received a placebo, according to data from a late-stage clinical trial presented on Sunday. BRCA mutations are typically linked with breast and ovarian… Read More »

Novel Therapeutic Approach Effective At Reducing Pressure For Heart Failure Patients

LAS VEGAS  – Results from a first-in-man proof of concept study found occlusion of the superior vena cava (SVC) rapidly and effectively reduces pressure and volume in the heart. This is the first study targeting the SVC as a therapeutic area for heart failure patients to reduce cardiac filling pressures without reducing cardiac output or… Read More »