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2014-03-31 12:10:17

Nearly half of patients with the most common form of adult leukemia are said to have normal chromosomes but appear instead to have a distinct pattern of genetic abnormalities that could better define their prognosis and treatment, researchers report. Using microarray technology that probes millions of genes within chromosomes, researchers found the unique pattern in the leukemia cells of 22 patients diagnosed with cytogenetically normal acute myelogenous leukemia, said Dr. Ravindra Kolhe,...

2014-03-20 16:26:39

Quizartinib Phase 3 Trial Expected to Begin in Second Quarter 2014 SAN DIEGO, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambit Biosciences (NASDAQ: AMBI), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovery and development of drugs targeting unmet needs in oncology, autoimmune and inflammatory disease, today announced fourth quarter and full-year operating results for 2013. The company will host a conference call today to discuss financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2013, and to...

2014-03-06 23:22:54

Over the last decade, much knowledge has been gained regarding the genetic events that drive leukemia; the exact cell of origin, however, remains largely unknown. This study suggests that there may be subsets of cells at increased risk of developing leukemia. (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a specific type of immune cell in the bone marrow of mice responsible for an aggressive, poorly understood form of leukemia. The...

2014-02-28 08:25:51

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP), an oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to the Company's investigational drug Pracinostat for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120628/LA32362LOGO) "We are very pleased to receive this orphan drug...

2014-02-20 12:02:02

Babies who develop leukemia during the first year of life appear to inherit an unfortunate combination of genetic variations that can make the infants highly susceptible to the disease, according to a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Minnesota. The research is available online in the journal Leukemia. Doctors have long puzzled over why it is that babies just a few months old sometimes develop cancer. As infants, they have not lived...

2014-02-13 10:35:34

Cancer researchers led by stem cell scientist Dr. John Dick have discovered a pre-leukemic stem cell that may be the first step in initiating disease and also the culprit that evades therapy and triggers relapse in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The research, published online today in Nature is a significant leap in understanding the steps that a normal cell has to go through as it turns into AML, says Dr. Dick, and sets the stage to advance personalized cancer medicine by...

2014-02-10 11:13:59

Analyzing the genomes of twin 3-year-old sisters – one healthy and one with aggressive leukemia – led an international team of researchers to identify a novel molecular target that could become a way to treat recurring and deadly malignancies. Scientists in China and the United States report their findings online Feb. 9 in Nature Genetics. The study points to a molecular pathway involving a gene called SETD2, which can mutate in blood cells during a critical step as DNA is being...

2014-02-09 12:20:14

CINCINNATI, Feb. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Analyzing the genomes of twin 3-year-old sisters - one healthy and one with aggressive leukemia - led an international team of researchers to identify a novel molecular target that could become a way to treat recurring and deadly malignancies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Scientists in China and the United States report their findings online Feb. 9 in Nature Genetics. The study points to a...

2014-02-04 08:33:18

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambit Biosciences (Nasdaq: AMBI), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovery and development of drugs targeting unmet needs in oncology, autoimmune and inflammatory disease, today announced the Company's participation at the Leerink Global Healthcare Conference to be held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, February 12-13, 2014. Michael Martino, Ambit's CEO, will provide an overview of the Company and its lead drug candidate,...

2014-01-30 08:30:59

FT. MYERS, Fla., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEO), a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic and molecular testing services, announced today that it has validated and launched a series of NeoTYPE cancer profiling tests covering 22 different categories of cancer. Each of these tests is designed to investigate the most common and actionable genomic abnormalities reported for that particular tumor. The 22 categories of tumors covered in this series of...


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