Archived News Headlines

We have been archiving all OBR daily news stories since March 2008. Use the box below to search our archives for specific articles and content. Please note: we do not "host" news articles on our website. When a media source removes an article from their website the link becomes inactive, and you will only be able to see the date, title, first sentence and media source that published the article.

MD Anderson to Pay $4.3 Million Penalty For Data Breach

(Houston Chronicle) June 20, 2018 - A federal judge imposed a $4.3 million fine against the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for failing to secure health records which led to the possible compromise of health records of 35,000 people, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service announced Monday.

Do Frequent Follow-Up Tests Benefit Colorectal Cancer Survivors?

(NCI/Cancer Currents Blog) June 20, 2018 - Undergoing follow-up testing for cancer recurrence more than once a year may not benefit people who have been treated for colorectal cancer, results from two new studies show.

Real-World Economic Outcomes for Patients Treated for Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

(Journal of Clinical Pathways) June 22, 2018 - A new study compared all-cause health care costs and health resource utilization associated with first targeted therapies for advanced renal cell carcinoma.

Research Shows That Diet Can Lower Risk Of Recurrence In Stage III Colon Cancer

(Dana-Farber) June 21, 2018 - New research led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators suggests that patients treated for non-metastatic colon cancer may sharply reduce the risk that the disease will return by following a diet low in carbohydrates and other foods that raise insulin levels.

Alexo Therapeutics Changes Name to ALX Oncology

(Chicago Business Journal) June 22, 2018 - Alexo Therapeutics, a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company developing therapies to block the CD47 myeloid checkpoint mechanism, today announced the change of the Company’s name to ALX Oncology.

Higher Body Fat Linked To Lower Breast Cancer Risk In Younger Women

(UNC Lineberger CCC) June 21, 2018 - While obesity has been shown to increase breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, a large-scale study co-led by a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher found the opposite was true for premenopausal women: higher body fat was linked to lower breast cancer risk.

Lilly Completes Acquisition of ARMO BioSciences

(Lilly) June 22, 2018 - Eli Lilly and Company today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of ARMO BioSciences, Inc.

Handheld Device May Accurately Detect Heart Dysfunction in Childhood Cancer Survivors Treated With Chemotherapy

(AACR) June 21, 2018 - A wireless device designed for detection of heart dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors treated with anthracycline chemotherapy was accurate and displayed a low false-negative rate as compared to cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging, according to results published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Head of New U.S. Corporate Health Plan Cites Surgery As Biggest Cost

(Reuters) June 21, 2018 - Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon who was named this week to head the company being formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to trim employee healthcare costs, on Thursday cited surgery as the single biggest U.S. healthcare cost and said there are ways to both cut costs and improve patient care.

Naturally-Derived Cancer Drugs Provide Clues As To How Microbiome May Cause Chemotherapy Resistance

(Forbes) June 21, 2018 - Scientists have discovered a new way in which bacteria residing in the human gut may be able to contribute to chemotherapy resistance.