Chemotherapy, radiation and the use of radioactive follow-up tests aren’t needed for some cancers, according to two studies that add to a growing debate on ways to lessen side effects and lower patient costs.
Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy is fueling debate among the thousands of women at risk of developing breast cancer who want to know how, if and when to have their breasts removed.
Angelina Jolie, named the highest- paid actress in Hollywood by Forbes in 2011, said she had a double mastectomy after learning she has a gene mutation linked to breast cancer, the disease that killed her mother at age 56.
Deborah Bernstein, who worked at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Pequot Capital Management Inc. and Aquiline Capital Partners LLC in the 15 years since she graduated from Stanford University’s business school, has died. She was 41.
Just as Novartis AG’s best-selling medicines are losing patent protection, the company is poised to get a revenue boost from a U.S. program designed to speed life- saving therapies to patients with few treatment options.