Tag Archives: Cancer

FDA Approves Balversa (erdafitinib) for the Treatment of Metastatic Bladder Cancer

FDA Approves Balversa (erdafitinib) for the Treatment of Metastatic Bladder Cancer Print this page April 12, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Balversa (erdafitinib), a treatment for adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic bladder cancer that has a type of susceptible genetic alteration known as FGFR3 or… Read More »

Truth or Myth? Report Claims AirPods and Other Wireless Headphones Cause Cancer

An article that went viral suggests Apple AirPods and other wireless headphones could be increasing people’s risk for cancer. A recent story in Harper’s Bazaar looks into the claims.  The original article by Markham Heid was published on the blogging platform Medium. It questioned the safety of the array of Bluetooth devices that infiltrate our daily lives. The article has since been covered by news… Read More »

It’s time to change the face of lung cancer

“Please don’t tell my family,” Mary (identifying information changed) immediately asked me after I disclosed the results of her lymph node biopsy and diagnosis of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. At the time, I was a first-year oncology fellow. Initially, I thought it was a normal reaction (an example of my lack of experience). I… Read More »

Monsanto's Roundup was likely the cause of a second man's cancer, jury says

It’s the second time in eight months that a jury has reached that verdict. But Edwin Hardeman’s case against Monsanto is the first to be tried in federal court. And thousands of similar cases are still pending at the federal or state level. “We are very pleased that the jury unanimously held that the Roundup… Read More »