Conor Killmurray

Oncologist With Terminal Cancer Gifted Tickets to Super Bowl, Indiana Pacers Guard Caris LeVert Undergoes Surgery for Kidney Cancer, and More

January 29, 2021

From a urologist with a terminal cancer diagnosis receiving tickets to the 2021 Super Bowl to see his favorite quarterback Tom Brady compete for a seventh championship, to Indiana Pacers guard Caris LeVert undergoing surgery for renal cell carcinoma, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

FDA Approves Cabometyx-Opdivo For Metastatic RCC Treatment

January 22, 2021

After a fast-track designation, the Food and Drug Administration approved the combination of Cabometyx and Opdivo in the firstline setting for patients with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

Counseling, Targeted Interventions Needed to Improve Health-Related Quality of Life in Young Colon Cancer Survivors

January 17, 2021

The researchers concluded that the overall low health-related quality of life scores for young CRC survivors in the categories of social and functional well-being should be targeted by appropriate methods, which could include counseling and quality of life interventions.

Keytruda and Chemotherapy Combination Broadens Number of Treatable Patients with TNBC

January 08, 2021

In an interview with CURE®, lead study investigator of the Keynote 355 trial, Dr. Hope S Rugo, discusses the results of the study that led to the FDA approval of the combination therapy and what further data means for certain patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.

Leukemia Survivor Organizes Essential Blood Drives, Kindergarten Teacher Teaches Her Students During Chemo Sessions Through Zoom, and More

January 08, 2021

From one leukemia survivor organizing essential blood drives for patients with cancer as COVID-19 delays hit, to a kindergarten teacher handling a recurrence of ovarian cancer by continuing to teach her students through Zoom, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Ohio Law Eliminates ‘Fail First’ Insurance Provision for Patients with Stage 4 Cancer, COVID-19 Becomes the Third Leading Cause of Death Behind Cancer, and More

December 25, 2020

From the Ohio state legislature tackling the “fail first” provision insurances put in place to keep patients with advanced cancer on generic drugs that are less effective to COVID-19 becoming the third leading cause of death in the United States behind cancer, here’s what happened in the cancer landscape this week.

Black Patients With Cancer at Higher Risk for COVID-19 Infections, Indianapolis Colts Player Looks to Play Again After Successful Cancer Surgery, and More

December 18, 2020

From a new study showing data that patients with cancer, especially Black patients with cancer, are at a higher risk for COVID-19 than non-cancer patients to NFL punter Rigoberto Sanchez making a speedy recovery after surgery for cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Understanding New Treatment Options for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma

December 15, 2020

The complexity of multiple myeloma can make it difficult to treat, but with complexity comes more avenues for researchers to explore what treatments work best. Recently, CURE® spoke with an expert from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on what patients can expect to see from the clinical setting.

Side Effects from Oral Paclitaxel Plus Encequidar May Be Mitigated with Anti-Nausea Medications, Loperamide

December 11, 2020

An increase in gastrointestinal side effects were found with the more effective combination of oral paclitaxel and encequidar; however, new safety evaluations demonstrated that various antiemetics can help treat these effects in patients with metastatic breast cancer.

‘Aquaman’ Star Jason Momoa Gifts Trident to Child With Cancer, Habitual Chili Pepper Consumption Associated With Lower Cancer Mortality Rates, and More

December 11, 2020

From actor Jason Momoa gifting a trident to a young fan of the superhero movie “Aquaman” who is receiving treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, to data demonstrating the regular consumption of chili peppers is associated with lower cancer mortality rates, here’s everything happening in the cancer landscape this week.

NCI Research Project Identifies Genomic Mutations That Helped 'Exceptional Responders', 15-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Dies of COVID-19, and More

November 27, 2020

From the National Cancer Institute releasing promising research data into the genomic mutations that helped “exceptional responders” survive on treatment when others didn’t, to a 15-year-old Kentucky cancer survivor dying from COVID-19, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Mindy Kaling to Raise Pancreatic Cancer Awareness, Al Roker Announces Successful Prostate Cancer Surgery, and More

November 20, 2020

From actress Mindy Kaling announcing a partnership with PanCaN to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer after losing her mother to the disease, to Al Roker sharing successful prostate cancer surgery news, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Keytruda-Chemotherapy Combination for TNBC

November 13, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the combination of Keytruda (pembrolizumab) with chemotherapy for patients with locally recurrent unresectable or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer who have a PD-L1 expression.

Blood Cancer Drug Fails to Improve Survival Rates in Patients With COVID-19, Baltimore Orioles Player Trey Mancini is Cancer Free, and More

November 13, 2020

From AstraZeneca announcing that it’s blood cancer drug Calquence is not effective for patients with COVID-19 to a street artist using a lab pipette to create a painting representing cancer out of 50,000 dots of paint, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.