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2012-04-10 09:10:30

A randomized controlled trial involving patients with persistent clinically significant diabetic macular edema (swelling of the retina) suggests the greater efficacy of bevacizumab compared with macular laser therapy that was previously demonstrated at 12 months was maintained through 24 months, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Ophthalmology, a JAMA Network publication. Modified Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) macular laser therapy (MLT) has...

More Fake Cancer Drugs Make Their Way To America
2012-04-04 11:27:07

Another batch of counterfeit Avastin, a cancer fighting drug, has been discovered in the United States. The new batch of counterfeit drugs discovered in the US was purchased in Turkey and shipped through Britain, officials said on Wednesday. Though the business in between Turkey and the US is different this time around, this shipping pattern closely resembles an earlier episode. The fake version of the Roche Genentech drug was first discovered in February and was received by as many as 19...

2012-04-03 09:04:18

A combination of nab-paclitaxel and carboplatin for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer may be a promising option for patients ineligible for treatment with bevacizumab, according to data presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2012, held here March 31 - April 4. "The combination of carboplatin and nab-paclitaxel demonstrates promising efficacy with tolerable toxicity in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) ineligible for therapy with bevacizumab," said Gregory A....

2012-03-07 10:55:44

In a small study that included 25 patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (a genetic disorder that leads to abnormalities of blood vessels) and severe liver involvement with this disease, patients who received the drug bevacizumab had improved cardiac output and a reduction in the duration and number of episodes of nose bleeds, a potentially life-threatening complication for patients with this disorder, according to a study in the March 7 issue of JAMA. Hereditary hemorrhagic...

Counterfeit Cancer Drug Circulating Throughout The US
2012-02-15 13:28:34

Roche Genentech is warning doctors and patients that counterfeit vials of its cancer drug Avastin have been distributed in the U.S. The fake drugs do not contain the key ingredient in Avastin, which is used to help treat cancers of the colon, lung, kidney and brain. A spokeswoman for Roche Genentech said the counterfeit drug has been distributed to health care facilities in the U.S., but it´s unclear how many vials are in circulation in the U.S. The company said it is working...

2012-02-14 15:28:52

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified a subtype of ovarian cancer able to build its own blood vessels, suggesting that such tumors might be especially susceptible to "anti-angiogenic" drugs that block blood vessel formation. In a study published in the online journal PloS ONE, the investigators estimate that the subtype may account for a third of all serous ovarian cancers, a common cancer of the surface of the ovaries. The discovery of the subtype, made by analyzing...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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