September 10, 2017 at 9:13 pm

Cancer Drug Opdivo Found Effective for Gastric Cancer

The revolutionary cancer drug Opdivo is now proven effective for gastric (stomach) cancer and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare will shortly approve it as such, it was bared September 8.

February 8, 2017 at 11:48 pm

Keytruda and Opdivo to Vie Head On in Japan

The Ministry of Welfare disclosed February 8 at the meeting of the Central Social Insurance Medical Council the market price of Keytruda, a cancer drug developed by the US pharmaceutical firm Merck & Co. at 39,099 yen per day or 14 million yen per year.

November 30, 2016 at 8:57 am

AI for Cancer Treatment

The National Cancer Center announced November 29 that a project is underway to employ AI to develop the best cancer treatment.

November 23, 2016 at 8:08 pm

Super Cancer Drug Down-Priced 50%

The Welfare-Labor Minister's advisory body, the Central Social Insurance Medical Council, agreed to bring down the price of the revolutionary cancer drug Opdivo by 50%, effective February, next year.

March 8, 2016 at 8:12 am

One Ten Millionth Chance of Finding Cancer Cell

Welcome to another episode on what's happening in/on/to Japan. I'm your navigator, Nathan Shiga.

February 17, 2016 at 2:33 am

Ken Watanabe Now in Hospital for Cancer

I'm Nathan Shiga and had something else to write to you about today but switched at the last-minute to a more disturbing but somewhat reassuring news of our dear Ken Watanabe.

February 11, 2016 at 9:18 am

Coffee Checks Liver Cancer: Honestly?

Today, it's about coffee and cancer and a recent report on how effective is one to the other - coffee to cancer naturally.