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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....

2010-10-01 07:00:00

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) announced today that data from the Phase III TROPIC study, which was the basis for the June 2010 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Jevtana® (cabazitaxel) Injection, was published in the October 2, 2010 print edition of The Lancet in an article titled "Prednisone plus cabazitaxel or mitoxantrone for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer progressing...

2010-09-30 20:20:46

MIT researchers and collaborators from Tufts University have now engineered E. coli bacteria to produce large quantities of a critical compound that is a precursor to the cancer drug Taxol, originally isolated from the bark of the Pacific yew tree. The tree's bacteria can produce 1,000 times more of the precursor, known as taxadiene, than any other engineered microbial strain. The technique, described in the Oct. 1 issue of Science, could bring down the manufacturing costs of Taxol and also...

2010-09-30 11:00:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, according to surveyed European oncologists, Johnson & Johnson's abiraterone will capture greater patient share than Dendreon's Provenge, AstraZeneca's zibotentan or Bristol-Myers Squibb's ipilimumab in asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic, metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (MCRPC). According to the new...

2010-09-22 05:00:00

Randomized Phase 2 Study of Docetaxel and Prednisone With or Without OGX-011 in Patients With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer. Chi K.N., et al. JCO Sep 20, 2010: 4247-4254 BOTHELL, WA and VANCOUVER, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGXI) announced today publication of results from a randomized Phase 2 trial in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The trial results showed a survival benefit with the investigational agent OGX-011/TV1011...

2010-09-02 06:30:00

TORONTO, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) announced today that the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) intends to conduct a 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 has been approved and will be sponsored by the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program, Division of Cancer...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.