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2014-06-10 08:30:04

--Study in Nature Genetics Used PGDx Exome Analysis to Identify Previously Unknown Mutation with Potential as New Drug Target for Lethal Childhood Brain Cancer-- BALTIMORE, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Personal Genome Diagnostics Inc. (PGDx), a provider of advanced cancer genome analysis and testing services, reported that its exome analysis services played a central role in several cancer studies recently published in leading scientific journals. PGDx's exome analysis...

2014-06-05 23:01:58

Barbara and Edward Netter awarded prestigious distinction by the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Barbara Netter and her late husband Edward Netter – Greenwich residents and founders of Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) – were awarded the prestigious Distinguished Service Award by the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) on Thursday, May 22, 2014. The award – presented in Washington, DC before an audience of over...

2014-06-05 08:28:30

LONDON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta (NSE: EKTAb) and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) announced today that The Institute of Cancer Research, London, a world-leading cancer research institution, working with its clinical partner The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, will join the Elekta MR Linac Research Consortium, a group with a mission to develop an integrated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation therapy system. Uniting an advanced digital linac with an...

2014-06-04 20:22:06

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Research, and Gateway for Cancer Research Award More Than $1.2 Million in Grants MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research (RTF-CCR) and Gateway for Cancer Research have joined forces to fight one of the deadliest and hardest-to-treat cancers. The strategic collaboration has provided $1 million to facilitate...

2014-06-03 12:39:35

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physician researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, in Washington, D.C., and John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) in Hackensack, New Jersey, announce today the formation of the Regional Immunotherapy Discovery Program. The Regional Immunotherapy Discovery Program will accelerate discovery and implementation of a new immunotherapy approach, which combines the full potential of two potent strategies currently...

2014-06-03 12:27:34

Institute of Cancer Research Around a quarter of smokers who carry a defect in the BRCA2 gene will develop lung cancer at some point in their lifetime, a large-scale, international study reveals. Scientists announce a previously unknown link between lung cancer and a particular BRCA2 defect, occurring in around 2 per cent of the population, in research published in Nature Genetics today (Sunday). The defect in BRCA2 - best known for its role in breast cancer - increases the risk of...

2014-06-01 08:20:41

NEW YORK, June 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) is proud to announce the launch of a first-of-its-kind website devoted to cancer immunotherapy, also called immuno-oncology, designed specifically for cancer patients and their caregivers, TheAnswerToCancer.org. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140530/92827 "As major advances in cancer immunotherapy begin to alter the landscape of cancer treatment, patients facing a cancer diagnosis need to be aware of...

2014-05-30 16:23:24

TAMPA, Fla., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Drs. Michael J.P. Lawman and Patricia D. Lawman, founders of the Tampa-based biotech firm Morphogenesis Inc., announce the publication of "Cancer Vaccines: Methods and Protocols," the most definitive work to date in the promising field of cancer vaccines. As co-editors, the Lawmans worked for two-and-a-half years with leading cancer researchers, physicians, educators and subject matter experts from around the world to gather, catalogue and...

2014-05-29 08:30:55

Company Reported Positive Preliminary Responses in Phase I/II Trial Patients; Feuerstein Falsely Claims There Is No Positive Trial Information BETHESDA, Md., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) (NW Bio), a biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, refuted the latest blatantly false and misleading statements made by Adam Feuerstein, in an article on Tuesday, May 27....

2014-05-28 16:26:55

Educational and Awareness Raising Events Scheduled throughout the Month of June NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) is pleased to host its second annual Cancer Immunotherapy Month in June, aimed at increasing awareness of cancer immunotherapy, also known as immuno-oncology, a class of cancer treatment that mobilizes the immune system to fight the disease. Immunotherapy was named Science magazine's 2013 Breakthrough of the Year, and is anticipated once...


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