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2013-01-22 12:27:50

ST. HELIER, Jersey, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Novocure Limited announced today that Novocure's NovoTTF(TM) Therapy has been added to the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Central Nervous System Cancers. The new NCCN Guidelines® indicate that physicians consider using NovoTTF Therapy as a new option, in addition to surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, for patients with glioblastoma brain tumors that recur or progress after initial treatment. The...

2013-01-17 13:25:44

Medical researchers at the University of Alberta tested the DNA of more than 300 women in Alberta and discovered a 'genetic marker' method to help accurately profile which women were more apt to have their breast cancer return years later. Sambasivarao Damaraju, a professor with the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, and at the Cross Cancer Institute just published his team's findings in the peer-reviewed journal, PLoS One. Using a simple blood test, Damaraju and his team, which included...

2013-01-17 08:26:51

RARITAN, N.J., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Veridex, LLC today announced an agreement with LabCorp Clinical Trials that makes the CELLSEARCH(®) circulating tumor cell (CTC) test available for researchers conducting clinical trials in China. This marks the first clinical reference laboratory in China that offers CTC testing and comes on the heels of China's State Food & Drug Administration approval of CELLSEARCH(®) as an in vitro diagnostic to manage patients with metastatic...

2013-01-15 08:24:26

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: AEMD), today released the following note authored by its Chairman and CEO, Jim Joyce. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090325/LA88762LOGO-b) In 2012, researchers published the discovery that small particles known as exosomes are secreted by tumors to seed the creation and spread of cancer metastases. These same tumor-secreted exosomes have also been implicated in death of immune cells necessary to combat...

2013-01-10 14:03:20

Spin and bias exist in a high proportion of published studies of the outcomes and adverse side-effects of phase III clinical trials of breast cancer treatments, according to new research published in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology today (Thursday). In the first study to investigate how accurately outcomes and side-effects are reported in breast cancer trials, researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada) found that in a third of all...

2013-01-09 09:53:52

Patients with non-small-cell lung cancer survive longer if they are taking beta-blockers while receiving radiotherapy, according to a study of 722 patients published in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology today (Wednesday). Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, USA) reviewed the progress and outcomes of patients who had received radiotherapy as their main or first line of treatment for cancer (known as "definitive radiotherapy" i.e. radiotherapy that...

2013-01-02 08:23:21

BOSTON, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dune Medical Devices, Inc., announced today that its breakthrough intra-operative tissue assessment tool for early-stage breast cancer surgery, the MarginProbe System, has received Premarket Approval (PMA) by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The technology significantly improves surgeons' ability to intra-operatively identify "cancer on the margin" and significantly reduce pathologically positive margins following a patient's initial...

Milk Protein Found In Breast Cells Triggers Aggressive Cancer
2012-12-28 12:38:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Health advocates for years have told us that milk does the body good. Health experts have also been keen on promoting the positive effects breastfed milk has on childhood development. But now, milk is getting a bad rap--particularly, a certain protein found in breast milk is the problem. Scientists have recently discovered that this protein, called ELF5, which is found in all breast cells and is responsible for milk production, is...

Expensive Proton Beam Therapy No Better Than Traditional Treatment For Prostate Cancer
2012-12-28 11:30:22

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has found that an expensive prostate cancer radiation treatment provided no long-term benefit over traditional radiation. The treatment, known as proton beam therapy, uses atomic particles to treat cancer and is said to target tumors more precisely than traditional methods. However the method has been found to produce no fewer side effects than much...

2012-12-27 08:24:38

RARITAN, N.J., Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Veridex, LLC today announced that new Category I Current Procedural Technology (CPT) codes for circulating tumor cell (CTC) testing will go into effect in the United States on January 1, 2013. CPT codes are assigned by the American Medical Association (AMA) to medical, surgical, and diagnostic services to communicate uniform information about medical services and procedures among physicians, patients, payers and others for administrative,...