Ana is a molecular biologist with a passion for discovery and communication. As a science writer, she looks for connecting the public, in particular patients and healthcare providers, with clear and quality information about the latest medical advances. Ana holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in infectious diseases, epigenetics, and gene expression.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a Phase 2b clinical trial to evaluate the effects of combining SUBA-Itraconazole, an oral anti-fungal medication with anti-cancer properties, with ... Read more
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommends extending the use of Janssen’s Erleada (apalutamide), in combination with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), to treat men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate ... Read more
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has given $1 million to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai‘s urology department to support research into prostate cancer. Together with an earlier foundation ... Read more
The oral ovarian cancer treatment Zejula (niraparib) has been given Breakthrough Therapy status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of men with metastatic castration-resistant ... Read more
African American men recently diagnosed with prostate cancer are being recruited across the U.S. for the largest-ever prostate cancer study in this ethnic group. The study is a joint effort ... Read more
Progenics Pharmaceuticals has entered a collaboration with Veteran Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) to support the development of new machine learning tools aimed at improving detection of ... Read more
Ccheck, a new test for early cancer detection under development by Anixa Biosciences, was able to identify patients with aggressive prostate cancer, and helped decide who should be recommended ... Read more