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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...

2013-12-14 23:03:17

In response to an article published by Yotta Fire, Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on a study that looks into a new and effective method of delivering chemotherapy drugs directly to brain cancer patients. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 14, 2013 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, responds to an article published by Yotta Fire on December 4th that discusses a new...

2013-12-12 10:58:07

In a new study, women with relatively small, HER2-positive breast tumors who received a combination of lower-intensity chemotherapy and a targeted therapy following surgery or radiation therapy were very unlikely to have the cancer recur within a few years of treatment, investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other research centers will report at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The findings offer, for the first time, a set of standard treatment guidelines for...

2013-12-11 12:07:24

Combining the chemotherapy drugs docetaxel and carboplatin with the HER2-targeted therapy trastuzumab was identified to be an ideal postsurgery treatment option for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer, regardless of tumor size and whether or not disease has spread to the lymph nodes, according to results from the BETH study presented here at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 10-14. "Worldwide, anthracyclines such as doxorubicin [Adriamycin] and epirubicin have...

2013-12-11 12:05:10

Women with HER2-positive breast cancer who had the highest levels of immune cells in their tumors gained the most benefit from presurgery treatment with chemotherapy and trastuzumab, according to results presented here at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 10-14. "We have previously shown that high levels of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes [immune cells in a tumor] are predictive of response to trastuzumab and chemotherapy administered after surgery for early-stage,...


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