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2014-08-04 08:27:33

- Results from Phase I program in glioblastoma multiforme presented at ASCO earlier this year NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) today announced the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have granted orphan drug designation to AbbVie's investigational compound ABT-414, an anti-epidermal growth factor receptor antibody drug conjugate, which is being evaluated for safety and efficacy in patients with...

2014-07-25 23:03:27

Brian Olson Discusses Diagnosis, Importance of Patient Resources and Support Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 There are 700,000 people in the U.S. living with a brain tumor, and 500 diagnosed each day. Though when someone hears the words, “you have a brain tumor,” they often feel alone, confused and are unsure of the next step and where to turn. The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is helping people figure out that next step by providing and pursuing the answers patients so...

2014-07-08 08:32:31

("Leading Edge" Gamma Knife Treatment, led by Christopher Duma, M.D., FACS and his team of researchers, offers hope to patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme) NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A study on the effects of an aggressive and strategic treatment called "Leading Edge" radiosurgery offers hope to patients diagnosed with life-threatening brain cancer. The study identifies the pathways of invasion of malignant glioma cells and provides a map in which a...

2014-06-27 12:26:56

HOUSTON, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Burzynski Research Institute, Inc. (BRI) announced today that it will present data on two of the Company's clinical-stage product candidates, Antineoplaston A10 injections (Atengenal(®)) and Antineoplaston AS2-1 injections (Astugenal(®)), at the 16(th) International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology held in Singapore from June 28, 2014 to July 2, 2014. Abstracts and presentations are now available to the public in an online supplement...

2014-06-17 23:06:04

Neurosurgeon Peter Nakaji has published four academic papers with colleagues, each discussing technology and the intraoperative diagnosis of brain tumors. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Acclaimed neurosurgeon Peter Nakaji has joined with several of his colleagues to publish four academic papers discussing methods of diagnosing tumors in the human brain. These methods would allow for the diagnosis of tumors either in the operating room during brain surgery or shortly thereafter....

2014-05-30 08:24:56

- Results from Phase I study of investigational oncology compound ABT-414 in patients with recurrent or unresectable glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive type of brain cancer NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) released preliminary results from an ongoing Phase I study with ABT-414, an anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) monoclonal antibody drug conjugate, in combination with temozolomide, which showed four objective responses, including one...

2014-04-09 12:31:14

Three molecularly defined clusters could alter practice; 1 closely resembles deadly glioblastoma Comprehensive genomic analysis of low-grade brain tumors sorts them into three categories, one of which has the molecular hallmarks and shortened survival of glioblastoma multiforme, the most lethal of brain tumors, researchers reported at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2014. "The immediate clinical implication is that a group of patients with tumors previously...

2014-02-04 11:57:02

Largest-ever study of 20-year survival among pediatric low-grade glioma patients highlights radiation's association with higher mortality The first comprehensive, large-scale cohort study of the long-term survival of children treated for low-grade gliomas, the most common pediatric brain tumor, finds that almost 90 percent are alive 20 years later and that few die from the tumor as adults. However, children who received radiation as part of their treatment had significantly lower long-term...

2014-02-04 11:02:59

Presence of IDH1 mutation determines best treatment for malignant astrocytomas Astrocytomas are the most common malignant brain tumors. While most patients' tumors prove to be quite aggressive, outcomes overall can vary widely, with some patients surviving for many years. Now a new study has found that malignant astrocytoma patients whose tumors carry a specific genetic mutation benefit greatly from surgical removal of the largest possible amount of tumor. Preliminary results of the study...

2013-12-16 18:14:37

Rates of programmed cell death higher in mice treated with experimental drug than in untreated animals with same cancer An experimental drug that targets macrophages, a type of immune cells, in the microenvironment surrounding the lethal brain tumor glioblastoma multiforme decreased the cancer's growth and extended survival of laboratory mice with the cancer, scientists will report on Tuesday Dec. 17, at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) annual meeting in New Orleans. The...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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