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Health News Archive - June 05, 2010

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A new study of spinal fractures and spinal cord injuries associated with mountain biking suggests the sport may be just as risky as diving, football and cheerleading.

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A Swedish study found that men with low IQs are more likely to attempt suicide, and researchers on Friday described the findings as the first link between intellectual performance and suicide.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced positive results from several new analyses of two Phase 3 trials studying denosumab compared with Zometa® (zoledronic acid), the current standard of care, for the treatment of bone metastases in patients with advanced breast cancer ("136 study") and solid tumors or multiple myeloma ("244 study").

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced detailed results from a Phase 3, head-to-head trial which compared the efficacy and safety of denosumab versus Zometa® (zoledronic acid) in 1,901 patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer and bone metastases.

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- New data to be presented tomorrow at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, IL, show that the addition of Zometa® (zoledronic acid) to first-line chemotherapy significantly improved overall survival for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients by 16% (P=0.0118) and progression-free survival by 12% (P=0.0179) compared with oral clodronate plus first-line chemotherapy(1).

CHICAGO, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from the first phase III clinical trial of NovoCure's NovoTTF device for treatment of patients with recurrent glioblastoma (GBM) were presented today as a late breaking abstract during the Neuro-Oncology session at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago.

CHICAGO, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit presented data showing that by combining two treatment agents in the care of multiple myeloma patients, doctors can use higher dosages of chemotherapy before autologous stem cell transplant while alleviating painful and debilitating side effects like severe oral mucositis (mouth ulcers).

PARIS, June 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - One-Year Phase II Data Presented at the 2010 ACTRIMS Meeting Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) reported today new one-year data from a Phase II study with teriflunomide, a novel oral disease modifier being investigated for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS). Study results demonstrated an improvement in outcomes, with a consistent safety profile with the data from a previous Phase II monotherapy study, in patients treated with interferon beta (IFN-[BETA]) - a standard therapy in RMS - and receiving teriflunomide 7mg or 14mg, compared with patients treated with IFN-[BETA] and receiving oral placebo. The findings were the subject of the leading oral presentation at the American Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis meeting (ACTRIMS) in San Antonio, TX, USA.

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