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2014-01-24 11:25:34

Results on test of Idelalisib suggest CLL may be treated without toxic chemotherapy Use of a twice-daily pill could turn a deadly blood cancer into a highly treatable disease, according to scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College who led a multinational research team. Their findings on the therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), reported in the Jan. 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest that patients may be able to avoid having to take debilitating...

2014-01-17 23:03:13

In response to an article published by CBS Philly, Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, elaborates on a new, cap-like device that helps treat brain cancer. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, responds to an article published by CBS Philly on January 14, 2014 which reports on a new device worn by a brain cancer patient that can help treat...

2014-01-16 14:22:49

University of Leicester researchers deploy 'precision medicine' to successfully target advanced form of leukaemia with skin cancer drug A team of scientists from the University of Leicester has demonstrated a novel treatment for Hairy Cell Leukaemia (HCL), a rare type of blood cancer, using a drug administered to combat skin cancer. The research, which is published today (Thursday 16 January) in the New England Journal of Medicine, indicates Vemurafenib, a BRAF inhibitor that has been...

2014-01-16 08:27:06

Enables physicians and patients to proactively avoid toxicities from treatments unlikely to provide benefit SAN FRANCISCO, Jan.16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Castle Biosciences today announced that study results of a proprietary predictive test for esophageal cancer demonstrated strong accuracy and specificity in identifying patients who are likely to have tumors that are extremely resistant to standard pre-surgical treatment of chemotherapy and radiation. Data from this second...

2014-01-16 04:20:52

New collaboration aims to push cancer diagnostics to the next level SINGAPORE, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A collaboration between National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and Clearbridge BioMedics, in partnership with the Pathology Department at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) has resulted in the establishment of the region's first Circulating Tumour Cell Centre of Research Excellence (CTC CoRE). This new Centre facilitates the use of circulating tumour cells (CTCs)[1] in...

2014-01-13 08:27:08

Agreement represents continued movement forward in the development of a potential new treatment for rare cancers TORONTO and BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concordia Healthcare Corp. ("Concordia" TSX:CXR) announced today that its subsidiary Pinnacle Biologics, Inc. ("Pinnacle"), a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in rare diseases, has reached an agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the "FDA") under a special protocol...

2013-12-27 12:22:29

Non-profit provides tens of millions in grants since founding by Barbara and Edward Netter in 2001 STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the potential of gene and cell therapy in fighting cancers grows and oncologists across the nation explore the burgeoning science, doctors have uncovered a stunning development - cancers can be treated using patients' own cells as a weapon, and can eliminate the harrowing, often debilitating effects of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. (Photo:...

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...

Science Magazine Compiles Top Ten Breakthroughs Of 2013
2013-12-20 06:01:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online At the end of each year, Science combs through the scientific breakthroughs of the past year and compiles a top ten list. This year, the list includes major breakthroughs in solar cell technologies, genome-editing techniques and vaccine design strategies, to name a few. But the number one breakthrough came in the form of cancer immunotherapy. 2013 saw a striking change in the cancer research community in the form of a strategy that...


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