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2013-06-03 12:30:21

Penn Medicine study shows drug stops tumor growth and provides the first effective treatment for thyroid cancer patients who progress following standard therapies The kidney and liver cancer drug sorafenib holds metastatic thyroid cancer at bay for nearly twice as long as a placebo, according to results of a randomized phase III trial, which will be presented today by a researcher from the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in a...

2013-06-03 10:48:37

Results of a randomized phase III clinical trial conducted by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) determined that adding bevacizumab to initial treatment for glioblastoma (GBM) did not improve patient overall survival or progression-free survival. Results were reported June 2 during the plenary session of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2013 Annual Meeting. GBM is the most common primary malignant brain tumor in adults and, despite treatment advances in recent years, the...

2013-06-02 23:17:39

The Pancreas Cancer Research Team (PCRT) is the world´s only program dedicated to rapidly translating research discoveries into new treatments and supportive care for patients with pancreas cancer. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (PRWEB) June 01, 2013 Ten years after its founding, the Pancreatic Cancer Research Team (PCRT) is announcing the positive results of a large Phase III clinical trial involving more than 800 patients. PCRT is celebrating its 10th anniversary of accelerating new and effective...

2013-06-02 23:01:09

To optimize the digital journal experience for cancer physicians, the peer-reviewed journal The Oncologist® has released its newest mobile app. Durham, NC (PRWEB) June 02, 2013 To optimize the digital journal experience for cancer physicians, the peer-reviewed journal The Oncologist® has released its newest mobile app. The fully renewed app is officially launched at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, May 30-June 4. This new app has...

2013-06-02 23:00:29

Additional Data Released at ASCO Annual Meeting Shows More Promising Results for Immunotherapy as a Treatment Option in Melanoma Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 02, 2013 Some of the most promising results ever seen in melanoma clinical trials were announced today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago. The drugs work by manipulating the immune system to increase anti-tumor immunity. Specifically, they target the program death-1 (PD-1) receptor pathway which...


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