José is a science news writer with a PhD in Neuroscience from Universidade of Porto, in Portugal. He has also studied Biochemistry at Universidade do Porto and was a postdoctoral associate at Weill Cornell Medicine, in New York, and at The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. His work has ranged from the association of central cardiovascular and pain control to the neurobiological basis of hypertension, and the molecular pathways driving Alzheimer’s disease.
A combination of Zejula (niraparib) and Keytruda (pembrolizumab) reduced tumor size in one out of four difficult-to-treat ovarian cancer patients, Tesaro‘s Phase 1/2 trial revealed. The 25% response rate seen in ... Read more
Genetic testing as part of routine cancer care, an approach called mainstreamed genetic testing, or MGT, is a feasible way to test BRCA mutations in ovarian cancer patients, a new U.K. study ... Read more
A Phase 2a trial testing Innovation Pharmaceuticals’ p53 modulator Kevetrin as a treatment for late-stage ovarian cancer has been completed, the company announced. The study showed positive anti-cancer results, supporting the development of an ... Read more
Daily sessions of bright light exposure improve sleep quality in fatigued cancer survivors, researchers found. The study, “The Effect of Systematic Light Exposure on Sleep in a Mixed Group of ... Read more
All newly diagnosed ovarian cancer patients enrolled in the OVATION Phase 1b trial (NCT02480374) to date benefited from the addition of GEN-1 to standard of care, according to Celsion, the drug’s developer. ... Read more