June 3, 2019 -- The American Society of Clinical Oncology--one of the biggest cancer conferences of the year--is underway in Chicago. Here's what's making news:
- Adding a newer drug to standard hormone therapy lengthens the lives of younger women with advanced breast cancer, a new trial has found.
- More American women under age 65 have been diagnosed sooner and treated earlier for ovarian cancer since the Affordable Care Act went into effect in 2010, new research shows.
- Cutting-edge prostate cancer drugs that help extend life in the toughest cases might also be useful in fighting less aggressive tumors, two new clinical trials suggest.
- Rather than making doctors beg for these drugs, if the company approves, the FDA will intercede and help the process along, the agency announced