Tag Archives: cancer

Pfizer, Merck KGaA's Bavencio takes a hit with second ovarian cancer failure

Back in November, Pfizer and Merck KGaA reported that immuno-oncology drug Bavencio had failed a late-stage ovarian cancer trial. And now the companies can make it two. Friday, the partners said they’d scrapped a phase 3 study examining Bavencio in combination with and/or after chemo in previously untreated patients after the drug showed it couldn’t… Read More »

This 8-year-old cancer patient can probably run a marathon faster than you

He hasn’t quite crossed the cancer finish line — but in November, 8-year-old Nate Viands blasted through the NCR Marathon in Baltimore in just three hours and 32 minutes. “He just took off,” says his father, Scott Viands — an ultrarunner who accompanied Nate during that 26.2-mile race — in a story published Thursday in… Read More »