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2014-08-04 13:00:53

Cancer Research UK Cancer Research UK scientists have found a new use for an old drug by showing that it shrinks a particular type of pancreatic cancer tumor and stops it spreading, according to research published in Gut. "It's a crucial step forward in developing new treatments for this devastating disease..." - Dr Jennifer Morton, study author The scientists, at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute and the University of Glasgow, treated mice with pancreatic cancers caused by...

2014-07-31 08:36:39

First MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System to be installed on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard CLEVELAND, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami has become the fourth U.S. customer and the first hospital on the east coast to acquire an MRI-guided radiation therapy system from ViewRay(TM) Incorporated, a privately held medical device company. The MRIdian(TM) (me-rid-i-an) system is the first and only FDA cleared system of its kind...

2014-07-28 13:22:50

Cancer Research UK Cancer Research UK scientists at Barts Cancer Institute have found that targeting a molecule in blood vessels can make cancer therapy significantly more effective, according to research published in Nature today (Sunday). The team at Barts Cancer Institute, part of Queen Mary University of London, have found that a molecule, called focal adhesion kinase (FAK), signals the body to repair itself after chemotherapy or radiotherapy, which kill cancer cells by damaging...

2014-07-24 08:33:56

ThermoDox® Continues to Demonstrate Impressive Local Response Rate in Refractory Patients LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN) announced today positive interim data from its ongoing open-label Phase 2 DIGNITY Trial of ThermoDox® in Recurrent Chest Wall Breast Cancer (RCWBC). The trial is designed to enroll 20 patients at several U.S. clinical sites and is evaluating ThermoDox in combination with mild hyperthermia. Of the 13 patients...

2014-07-11 10:56:11

Massachusetts General Hospital Circulating tumor cells captured with a microchip-based device developed at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Engineering in Medicine and the MGH Cancer Center can be cultured to establish cell lines for genetic analysis and drug testing. In the July 11 issue of Science, an MGH research team reports that the cultured cells accurately reflect a tumor's genetic mutation over time and changing susceptibility to therapeutic drugs. "We now...

2014-06-26 08:27:43

- Trial will measure investigational compound's efficacy and safety in patients with HER2-negative breast cancer, associated with BRCA 1, BRCA 2 mutations NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced the initiation of a Phase III clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of its investigational compound, veliparib (ABT-888), when added to carboplatin and paclitaxel, two chemotherapeutic medicines, in patients with advanced breast...

2014-06-24 11:18:40

Penn State A virus not known to cause disease kills triple-negative breast cancer cells and killed tumors grown from these cells in mice, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Understanding how the virus kills cancer may lead to new treatments for breast cancer. Adeno-associated virus type 2 (AAV2) infects humans but is not known to cause sickness. In prior studies, the researchers tested the virus on a variety of breast cancers that represent degrees of...

2014-06-16 12:29:10

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Biomedical, a company focused on the research and development of novel cancer therapeutics targeting cancer stem cells (CSC), today provided a summary of the clinical data presented at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 50(th) annual meeting, held from May 30 to June 3, 2014, in Chicago, IL. Clinical data were presented for BBI608 and BBI503, novel agents targeting cancer stem cells that have been developed by...

2014-06-11 09:58:29

Norris Cotton Cancer Center Dartmouth researchers have found that reducing carbohydrate intake could reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence among women whose tumor tissue is positive for the IGF-1 receptor. The study, "Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence Associated with Carbohydrate Intake and Tissue Expression of IGFI Receptor," will appear in the July issue of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. "There is a growing body of research demonstrating associations between...

2014-06-11 08:29:54

All 9 Out Of 9 Patients Who Have Reached 4 Injections Are Showing Tumor Cell Death, Tumor Shrinkage And/Or Stabilization Of Disease BETHESDA, Md., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) (NW Bio), a biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, announced today that, in the ongoing Phase I/II clinical trial of DCVax-Direct for all types of inoperable solid tumors, all 9 out of 9 patients who have...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.