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2014-05-05 23:01:21

Award Encourages Young Investigators to Take Risks in Search of a Cure Cold Spring Harbor, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance is honoring Lloyd Trotman, Associate Professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). Trotman will receive one of six prizes for Young Investigators in Cancer Research, which seeks to fuel innovative scientific discoveries in the search for a cure for cancer. A member of the CSHL faculty since 2007, Trotman has focused on...

2014-05-05 08:29:46

SAN DIEGO, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP), an oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer, announced today that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase Ib clinical study of its investigational mitochondrial inhibitor drug candidate ME-344 in combination with Hycamtin(®) (topotecan) in patients with solid tumors, including small cell lung and ovarian cancers. The open-label study is expected to enroll up to 64...

2014-05-05 08:29:42

$2.437 Million, Two-Year Grant Fuels the Sohn Collaborative for Pediatric Cancer Research to Understand and Fight Pediatric Leukemia and Neuroblastoma by Sequencing Genes of 'Outlier' Tumors NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York Genome Center (NYGC) and The Sohn Conference Foundation announced today the launch of The Sohn Collaborative for Pediatric Cancer Research, a multi-institutional effort with the goal of fighting two devastating childhood cancers:...

2014-05-04 20:21:32

Alliance of Australian and U.S. researchers and children's cancer advocates focused on developing drugs as potential treatments for neuroblastoma, the most common solid form of childhood cancer SYDNEY and COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers and children's cancer advocates in Australia and the U.S. have formed a unique research and development alliance to facilitate development of treatments for children fighting neuroblastoma, the most common and fatal form of...

2014-05-02 23:08:31

May is brain tumor awareness month; the leading cause of cancer-related death in children is, unfortunately, one of the least-funded areas of cancer research. Jack's Angels Foundation supports pediatric brain tumor research for DIPG, the most lethal brain tumor, with its 2nd Annual "Art for Jack" event, May 20, 2014 in Acton, CA. Santa Clarita, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month; the leading cause of cancer-related death in children remains one of...

2014-05-01 23:02:45

Mahan Rykiel Associates (MRA), the design firm for The Children’s Inn at NIH’s Play Park was recognized with an Honor award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Mahan Rykiel Associates (MRA), the design firm for The Children’s Inn at NIH’s Play Park was recognized with an Honor award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The Baltimore based landscape architecture, urban...

2014-04-30 23:09:08

Pet Cancer Awareness Month (PCAM) begins May 1. Throughout the month of May the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) will provide news and information to help educate dog owners about the cutting-edge research and improved treatment options in the field of canine cancer. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Pet Cancer Awareness Month begins tomorrow, and throughout the month of May the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) will provide news and information to help educate dog owners about the...

2014-04-30 16:29:50

Grant Earmarked for Trial Drug Aimed at Treatment of Anal Cancer LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Farrah Fawcett Foundation (FFF) has presented a $50,000 grant to the Brown University Oncology Research Group (BrUOG) for "BrUOG 276: A Phase II Evaluation of ADXS11-001, Mitomycin, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and IMRT for Anal Cancer," it was announced by Alana Stewart, President of The FFF. The grant will allow for the continued coordination and management of this novel...

2014-04-29 12:33:55

SALT LAKE CITY, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two internationally known scholars, one in the field of cancer prevention and the other in the field of molecular biology, will join Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah as early as September 1. Cornelia Ulrich, Ph.D., currently serving as a director of the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) and department head at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, Germany, will assume a...

2014-04-28 08:31:47

HACKENSACK, N.J., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a study published in Clinical Cancer Research demonstrate that oncologists were able to accurately predict which therapies patients would respond to by using a combination of next-generation sequencing and drug sensitivity testing in mouse avatars (Champions TumorGrafts®) developed by Champions Oncology (OTC: CSBR). The paper, titled "Integrated Next Generation Sequencing and Avatar Mouse Models for Personalized Cancer...


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