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2013-11-13 08:28:56

Trisenox(®) is now available in Canada MONTREAL, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Health Canada has recently approved Trisenox® (arsenic trioxide) for relapsed or refractory acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). This was made possible by a decision from Health Canada's Therapeutic Products Directorate to remove a prior regulatory prohibition on arsenic containing drug therapies for use in humans and by granting priority review. Trisenox® has been available since 2000 for the treatment...

2012-09-19 23:03:16

Concerning levels of known human carcinogen found in tests of more than 200 samples Yonkers, NY (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 Here is a link to an infographic that highlights key findings from Consumer Reports' investigation: [https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6922431/arsenic-big-04.jpg In Consumer Reports´ tests of more than 60 rice and rice products, inorganic arsenic, a known human carcinogen, was found in most of the name brand and other rice product samples. Levels varied, but were...

2012-09-19 02:24:51

Concerning levels of known human carcinogen found in tests of more than 200 samples YONKERS, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Consumer Reports' tests of more than 60 rice and rice products, inorganic arsenic, a known human carcinogen, was found in most of the name brand and other rice product samples. Levels varied, but were significant in some samples. While there are federal limits for arsenic in drinking water, there aren't many standards for arsenic in food....

2012-06-29 11:52:22

Millions of people worldwide are exposed to arsenic from contaminated water, and we are all exposed to arsenic via the food we eat. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Nutrition Journal has demonstrated that people who ate more dietary vitamin B12 and animal protein had lower levels of arsenic (measured by deposition in toenails). Total dietary fat, animal fat, vegetable fat and saturated fat were also all associated with lower levels of arsenic, while omega 3 fatty...

2010-12-23 02:10:08

The drug is already FDA-approved for one kind of cancer. Researchers say immediate clinical applications to treat other cancers is possible Researchers at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of Georgetown University Medical Center, have found that an arsenic-based agent already FDA-approved for a type of leukemia may be helpful in another hard-to-treat cancer, Ewing's Sarcoma (ES). The research, based on animal studies, also suggests the drug might be beneficial in...

2010-07-15 15:43:15

New technology targets cancer prevalent in young women You can teach an old drug new chemotherapy tricks. Northwestern University researchers took a drug therapy proven for blood cancers but ineffective against solid tumors, packaged it with nanotechnology and got it to combat an aggressive type of breast cancer prevalent in young women, particularly young African-American women. That drug is arsenic trioxide, long part of the arsenal of ancient Chinese medicine and recently adopted by...

2009-08-31 00:45:50

Researchers in Austria say they found wide variations in how people absorb arsenic into their bodies. Study leader Kevin Francesconi of the University of Graz in Austria finds the ability to eliminate arsenic from the body ranging from study participants who eliminated 95 percent of the ingested arsenic to others who eliminated as little as 4 percent. The study, published in Chemical Research in Toxicology, points out standards in many parts of the world -- including areas of the United...

2008-08-04 09:00:15

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZIOP) announced today the publication of results from a pre-clinical study of darinaparsin (ZIO-101) in the July 17, 2008 on line advance publication issue of Leukemia, a Nature publication. The article, titled "A novel arsenical has antitumor activity toward As(2)O(3)-resistant and MRP(1)/ABCC(1)- overexpressing cell lines," was led by Wilson Miller, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Medicine and Oncology, McGill University-Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Canada....