More medical news from Wall Street Journal
Mammograms Most Beneficial for Women 50 to 74, Panel Says
Wall Street Journal : April 20, 2015, 7:52 am
Mammograms are more beneficial for women 50 to 74 than for younger women, a federal panel said.
Bristol-Myers Drug Combination Shows Promise
Wall Street Journal : April 20, 2015, 5:25 am
A combination of Bristol-Myers’s Opdivo and Yervoy was significantly more effective in stifling tumors in melanoma patients in a study than using just one of the treatments alone.
Merck Drug Shows Improved Odds for Melanoma Patients
Wall Street Journal : April 19, 2015, 4:47 am
Merck’s new cancer drug Keytruda improved the survival odds of patients with the skin cancer melanoma compared with Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Yervoy, in the first head-to-head study of a new wave of drugs that harness the body’s immune system to destroy tumors.
UnitedHealth Raises Full-Year Guidance
Wall Street Journal : April 16, 2015, 5:41 am
UnitedHealth Group raised its full-year guidance due to a stronger-than-expected 13% revenue increase in the latest quarter, as it continued to benefit from customer growth.
Study Sparks Debate About Genomic Cancer Treatment
Wall Street Journal : April 15, 2015, 6:09 am
A new study has triggered a dispute about the accuracy of genomic tests that increasingly are used to match cancer patients with drugs that attack their tumors.