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2008-10-12 18:00:07

A GRANDMOTHER with terminal cancer who faced moving to Scotland to get life-saving drugs free on the NHS has won her battle with health bosses in England to fund the medication that is keeping her alive. The landmark ruling means that other cancer sufferers in the area that may benefit from the drug will now be given Tarceva on the NHS. Carol Rummels, from Stoke Lodge, in Bristol, was given just two months to live after being diagnosed with brain and lung cancer last summer but after...

2008-10-08 09:00:51

CORONA, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that investigators presented clinical pharmacokinetic data on oxybutynin chloride topical gel (OTG), its investigational therapy for overactive bladder (OAB). Previously, the efficacy and safety of OTG were demonstrated in a Phase 3 multi-center, double blind, placebo-controlled study. The study showed that daily treatment of a 1g dose of OTG for 12...

2008-10-06 09:00:09

Genentech and OSI Pharmaceuticals have announced that a randomized Phase III study evaluating Avastin in combination with Tarceva in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer whose disease had progressed following platinum-based chemotherapy did not meet its primary endpoint of improving overall survival compared to Tarceva in combination with placebo. However, there was clear evidence of clinical activity with improvements in the secondary endpoints of progression-free survival and...

2008-10-06 03:00:07

Genentech, Inc. (NYSE:DNA) and OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:OSIP) today announced that a randomized Phase III study (BeTa Lung) evaluating Avastin(R) (bevacizumab) in combination with Tarceva(R) (erlotinib) in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease had progressed following platinum-based chemotherapy did not meet its primary endpoint of improving overall survival compared to Tarceva in combination with placebo. However, there was clear evidence of...

2008-07-08 09:01:10

By Barry Nelson A FATHER-OF-THREE who was trying to raise [pounds]20,000 to buy a new cancer drug has died at home surrounded by family. Colin Glease, 45, from Dipton, near Stanley, County Durham, died on Saturday from advanced pancreatic cancer. Since he was diagnosed with cancer a year ago, Mr Glease endured repeated bouts of chemotherapy at hospital in Durham City. His hopes were raised recently when he was enrolled on an experimental drug trial, but he failed to respond to...

2008-07-07 09:00:16

* Alocrest(tm) Phase 1 Data Demonstrates Potential for Improved Safety and Efficacy Compared to Conventional Vinorelbine * Menadione Topical Lotion Restores Kinase Activity and Does Not Inhibit the Anti-Tumor Effect of Erlotinib (Tarceva(r)) in Preclinical Models SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 7, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Hana Biosciences (Nasdaq:HNAB), a biopharmaceutical company focused on strengthening the foundation of cancer care, presented data for two of the...

2006-06-05 13:15:42

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A mid-stage trial suggests that a combination of cancer drugs Avastin and Tarceva can prolong survival in patients with advanced lung cancer, compared with chemotherapy alone, drug makers Genentech Inc. and OSI Pharmaceuticals said on Monday Avastin, made by Genentech, is the first cancer drug designed to work by cutting off blood supply to tumors. Tarceva, a product of Genentech and OSI, is an oral drug designed to target the human epidermal growth factor...

2005-12-13 17:47:26

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Higher blood levels of the anti-HIV drug efavirenz confer an increased risk of mental problems, Spanish researchers report. Patients with blood levels above 2.74 micrograms/milliliter were at more than five-fold greater risk of central nervous system side effects than other patients, Dr. Felix Gutierrez of the Hospital General Universitario de Elche in Alicante and colleagues report. New research suggests as many as half of patients on long-term efavirenz...

2005-07-13 14:30:00

(Toronto "“ July 13, 2005) "“ An international clinical trial led by Canadian researchers has demonstrated that a drug called erlotinib increases survival in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer who typically have no other treatment options. The trial, funded by the Canadian Cancer Society and published in tomorrow's issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, involved 731 patients at centres in North and South America, Europe, Israel, New Zealand, Asia and South...

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2005-02-10 09:15:00

Natural pesticide appears to prevent tumor development HealthDayNews -- There's more good news from the garden: A compound in carrots may be a potent cancer fighter, reducing malignancies in rats by a third, a European study claims. "One of the natural pesticides in carrots is responsible for the cancer-preventing effect of carrots," said lead researcher Kirsten Brandt, a senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, in England. "We now have identified a compound which seems to...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.