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2014-05-20 08:31:42

CALGARY, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC) (NASDAQ:ONCY) today announced that an abstract detailing early results from translational study looking at the intravenous administration of REOLYSIN(®) to patients with primary or metastatic brain tumors is now available on the ASCO Annual Meeting abstract website at http://abstracts.asco.org. The conference is being held from May 30(th) to June 3(rd), 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. "Treatment...

2014-05-19 08:28:02

A registry of 457 recurrent glioblastoma patients shows that patients treated commercially with NovoTTF Therapy in 2012 and 2013 achieved the longest median overall survival yet shown in non-experimental use for patients with recurrent glioblastoma NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novocure, a commercial stage oncology company, announced today that an analysis of the efficacy and safety data from its U.S. patient registry will be published as part of the 50(th) meeting of the...

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2014-05-18 03:00:47

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have a potential solution for how to more effectively kill tumor cells using cancer-killing viruses. The investigators report that trapping virus-loaded stem cells in a gel and applying them to tumors significantly improved survival in mice with glioblastoma multiforme, the most common brain tumor in human adults and also the most difficult to treat. The work, led by Khalid...

2014-05-16 12:20:36

UC Health News Just because you can’t see something doesn’t mean it’s not there. Brain tumors are an extremely serious example of this and are not only difficult to treat—both adult and pediatric patients have a five-year survival rate of only 30 percent—but also have even been difficult to image, which could provide important information for deciding next steps in the treatment process. However, Cincinnati Cancer Center research studies published in an April online issue...

2014-05-16 08:26:16

30mg/m2 dose cohort had been completed; enrollment of 40mg/m2 cohort has been initiated VANCOUVER, British Columbia and MENLO PARK, Calif., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: DMPI) ("DelMar") is pleased to provide an update on the company's ongoing Phase I/II clinical trial for VAL-083 in recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). DelMar has completed enrollment of VAL-083 dose Cohort 6 and advanced to Cohort 7. DelMar most recently presented...

2014-05-15 23:13:19

May is brain tumor awareness month. ANS in Morristown discusses Next-Generation Treatments, Community Awareness and their program Partnership of Hope. Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Brain tumors are the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in children and young adults ages 15- 34. For over 50 years, Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS) has maintained their core value that the needs of their patients come first. This means constantly striving toward the application of...

2014-05-15 23:01:53

Advances in Neuroblastoma Research Association Recognizes Physician-Investigator's Progress Against a Challenging Childhood Cancer Philadelphia, Pa (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The Advances in Neuroblastoma Research Association (ANRA) is conferring its highest honor on pediatric oncologist Garrett M. Brodeur, M.D., of the Cancer Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Brodeur will receive the ANRA Lifetime Achievement Award tomorrow at the association’s international...

2014-05-15 08:32:30

First Case Study Announced While Broader Data Being Collected; Evidence Indicates Substantial Tumor Necrosis and Initial Tumor Regression BETHESDA, Md., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) (NW Bio), a biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, today provided an initial patient case study, showing signs of tumor necrosis (tumor death) and initial tumor regression, from the Company's ongoing...

2014-05-14 20:23:34

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and MENLO PARK, Calif., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: DMPI) ("DelMar") today announced that the Company will present an abstract entitled, "Phase I/II study of dianhydrogalactitol (VAL-083) in patients with recurrent malignant glioblastoma multiforme (GBM)," at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), which is being held May 30th to June 3rd at the McCormick Place Convention Center in...

2014-05-13 08:33:29

Patients with five to 10 metastatic brain tumors who receive Gamma Knife radiosurgery live as long as those with two to four tumors post-therapy NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Japanese multi-institutional study(1) of 1,194 patients, has found that individuals with five to 10 tumors treated with Gamma Knife® stereotactic radiosurgery alone (no whole brain radiation therapy) fared as well as a group with two to four tumors who received this radiosurgery-only treatment. The...


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