Archive for November, 2011

Health Canada Suspends Avastin’s Authorization

In the shadow of the U.S. FDA revoking its approval of Avastin for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer, the Canadian counterpart agency is following suit. According to the Toronto Sun: The agency said Avastin “has not been shown to be safe and effective” ………..Based on follow-up studies after Avastin was first authorized in Feb. […]


Does Aspirin Prevent Cancer?

As we look to pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs to fight a variety of life threatening diseases, including cancer, we may be overlooking the powerful affects of a very old drug. The simple and unglamorous aspirin which has been on the market for over a hundred years, is now believed by researchers to reduce […]


Does Turmeric (Curcumin) Prevent Cancer?

In Cancer Free 123, I included Turmeric as one of the spices that has been identified as a cancer fighter. Turmeric, also known as curcumin) is part of the ginger family. This precious spice, most often associated with India, helps to reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation is a factor that has been linked to […]


The FDA Revokes Its Approval of Avastin For The Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Genentech is Reporting that: FDA Commissioner Announces Final Decision on Avastin for Metastatic Breast Cancer South San Francisco, Calif. —  November 18, 2011 —  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner revokes approval of Avastin for treatment of metastatic breast cancer (mBC) in the United States This action concludes the FDA’s review of Avastin’s use for mBC […]