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2014-02-11 12:24:33

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Five years after having proton therapy for early- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer, 99 percent of men are living cancer-free and with excellent quality of life, according to a University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute study published today. Three-quarters of those with high-risk prostate cancer are also disease-free. The study, published in today's online edition of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology...

Smoking Bad Not Only For Lungs, But Also For Breasts: Study
2014-02-10 13:19:11

[ Watch the Video: Smoking Can Also Give You Breast Cancer ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cigarette smoking has frequently been linked to cancers of the respiratory system, but a new study has found that smoking can also greatly increase the risk of a certain breast cancer in women. According to a study recently published in the journal Cancer, young women who smoke a pack per day for a decade or longer have a much greater risk of having the most common kind of...

2014-02-05 20:26:50

ViewRay System Expands Treatment Options for Cancer Patients CLEVELAND, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The ViewRay(TM) system, the world's first and only MRI-guided radiation therapy system, is being used to treat patients at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. The ViewRay system provides a patented combination of simultaneous radiation therapy delivery and continuous magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the...

2014-02-03 08:27:37

SEATTLE AND BOULDER, CO, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncothyreon Inc. (NASDAQ: ONTY) and Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) today announced the initiation of a Phase 1b trial of ONT-380 (ARRY-380) in combination with Xeloda® (capecitabine) and/or Herceptin® (trastuzumab) in patients with metastatic HER2+ breast cancer. ONT-380 is an orally active, reversible and selective small-molecule HER2 inhibitor invented by Array and being developed by Oncothyreon in collaboration with...

2014-01-15 14:37:11

Among patients who had undergone curative surgery for primary colorectal cancer, the screening methods of computed tomography and carcinoembryonic antigen each provided an improved rate of surgical treatment of cancer recurrence compared with minimal follow-up, although there was no advantage in combining these tests, according to a study in the January 15 issue of JAMA. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, with 1.24 million cases reported to the International...

2014-01-15 08:28:21

Trial Will Compare Investigational Compound's Efficacy and Safety as an Addition to Standard Treatment NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced the initiation of a Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of its investigational compound, veliparib (ABT-888) when added to carboplatin, a chemotherapy, in women with early-stage, triple-negative breast cancer. The three-arm trial will compare the addition of veliparib plus...

2014-01-14 08:29:36

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) announced today that the Independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) created to provide safety oversight for the Company's pivotal clinical study for etirinotecan pegol (NKTR-102) has recommended continuation of the BEACON phase 3 trial, based upon the completion of a planned interim efficacy analysis in accordance with the DMC charter. The BEACON trial is evaluating NKTR-102 versus an agent of physician's...

2014-01-06 08:27:53

WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (www.generex.com) (OTCBB:GNBT) today announced the database lock for the primary efficacy analysis of its ongoing AE37 breast cancer vaccine trial. The drug is a novel immunotherapeutic cancer vaccine being developed by the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Antigen Express, Inc. (www.antigenexpress.com). A previously released positive interim analysis showed a strong trend toward reduced...

2013-12-27 10:36:56

Patients with tongue cancer who started their treatment with a course of chemotherapy fared significantly worse than patients who received surgery first, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. This is contrary to protocols for larynx cancer, in which a single dose of chemotherapy helps determine which patients fare better with chemotherapy and radiation and which patients should elect for surgery. In larynx cancer, this...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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