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2010-12-09 08:00:00

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) announced today that the final survival analysis (10-year follow-up) of the BCIRG001 study that included a Taxotere® (docetaxel) Injection Concentrate chemotherapy treatment regimen in the adjuvant breast cancer setting, as well as data from iniparib (BSI-201) pre-clinical and clinical breast cancer studies will be featured during the 33rd Annual San Antonio Breast...

2010-12-01 06:30:00

CALGARY, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) announced today the start of enrollment in a randomized Phase II ovarian cancer study. The Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) is conducting the randomized Phase II trial of weekly paclitaxel versus weekly paclitaxel with REOLYSIN((R)) in patients with persistent or recurrent ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer (GOG186H). The study is being sponsored by the Cancer Therapy...

2010-11-29 14:35:08

Scientists from Germany, UK and Italy identify a molecular switch that leads to a sustained increase of calcium in nerve cells and plays a crucial role in the formation of memory and addictive behaviors. Learning and memory formation are based on the creation of new connections between neurons in the brain. Also, behaviors such as nicotine addiction manifest themselves in long-term changes of neuronal connectivity and can "“ at least in this respect "“ be viewed as a form of...

2010-11-29 06:30:00

CALGARY, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) announced today that a paper entitled "REO-10: A Phase I Study of Intravenous Reovirus and Docetaxel in Patients with Advanced Cancer," was recently published by Comins et al in the journal Clinical Cancer Research (Clin Cancer Res 16(22):5564-5572). The paper reports final results from a combination REOLYSIN and docetaxel trial, (REO 010) designed to evaluate the anti-tumour...

2010-11-18 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncothyreon Inc. (Nasdaq: ONTY) today reported updated results from a Phase 1 clinical trial of PX-866, an irreversible small molecule phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI-3K) inhibitor, in patients with advanced solid tumors. The results were presented by Antonio Jimeno, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, Aurora, Colorado, at the 22(nd) EORTC/NCI/AACR Symposium on "Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics" in Berlin,...

2010-11-15 16:31:34

New findings released today help identify the long-term impact of the prenatal environment and early parental care on the brain. Using animals as models, researchers help explain why early inflammation and a mother's exposure to drugs such as nicotine and high doses of pain killers have lasting consequences for children "” and even future generations. Maternal drug use has been associated with increased risk for learning disabilities, behavioral problems, and mental disorders for...

2010-11-08 09:38:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients who experience gout flares can be treated safely with Colcrys® (colchicine, USP), even in the presence of co-morbid conditions that often present physicians with treatment challenges, according to a new analysis presented here at the 74th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). "Many patients with gout have other serious health conditions to consider, including cardiovascular and metabolic...

2010-11-03 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncothyreon Inc. (Nasdaq: ONTY) today announced enrollment of the first patient in a Phase 1/2 trial of PX-866 in combination with the chemotherapeutic agent docetaxel. PX-866 is a small molecule compound designed to inhibit the activity of phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI-3K), a component of an important cell survival signaling pathway. The primary objective of the Phase 1 dose-escalation portion of the trial is to determine the maximum...

2010-11-03 07:00:00

DALLAS and NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: ACCP), a biopharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary drug-delivery platforms to develop treatments in areas of oncology, cancer supportive care and diabetes, announced it has commenced a Phase 2 combination trial for its second generation DACH-platinum cancer drug, ProLindac, in platinum-sensitive ovarian-cancer patients. This trial is an open-label, Phase 2 study of...

2010-10-25 13:25:38

A popular cancer drug could be produced cheaply and sustainably using stem cells derived from trees, a study suggests A popular cancer drug could be produced cheaply and sustainably using stem cells derived from trees, a study suggests. Researchers have isolated and grown stem cells from a yew tree whose bark is a natural source of the anticancer compound paclitaxel. The development could enable the compound to be produced on a commercial scale at low cost, with no harmful by-products....


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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