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2013-09-30 14:06:50

Research institutes, regulators and the pharmaceutical industry are urged to cooperate to develop new approaches to testing cancer drugs, in order to bring the revolution in personalized medicine to patients across Europe, says the European Society for Medical Oncology. It has become clear in recent years that each patient's cancer has individual characteristics that are potentially amenable to "personalized" treatments that target those characteristics. But there is still a great deal of...

2013-09-30 13:15:10

New results from a trial of an antibody that helps the immune system to recognize and attack cancer cells have shown particularly encouraging responses in patients who are smokers or former smokers. Presenting the most up-to-date data from 85 patients with non-small cell lung cancer in a large, phase I clinical trial of an experimental drug called MPDL3280A, Professor Jean-Charles Soria told the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) today (Sunday): "This is the first study to suggest a...

2013-09-30 10:12:12

Combining traditional forms of Chinese and Western medicine could offer new hope for developing new treatments for liver, lung, colorectal cancers and osteosarcoma of the bones. Experts from Cardiff University's School of Medicine have joined forces with Peking University in China to test the health benefits of a traditional Chinese medicine. The team also set-out to examine how by combining it with more traditional methods like Chemotherapy could improve patient outcomes and...

2013-09-27 23:28:31

A new type of targeted mesothelioma therapy has yielded promising results in mice, according to a recent published study. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 In a report published on BMC Cancer and detailed on Surviving Mesothelioma, University of Vermont researchers say coating silica microparticles with a special antibody makes it possible to deliver a powerful cancer-fighting drug right at the site of mesothelioma tumors, with better results and fewer side effects than standard...

Uncommon Antidepressants Could Become Cancer Treatments
2013-09-27 14:23:35

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two antidepressants that aren’t often prescribed to patients could soon be recommended to serve a completely different purpose; ward off small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). A new bioinformatics study has found these FDA-approved medications are molecularly predisposed to treat SCLC. By investigating the biochemical foundation of these medications, researchers may be able to repurpose the drug without the lengthy and expensive process...

2013-09-24 23:00:29

A highly targeted cancer radiation therapy may offer a safe and effective treatment option for elderly pancreatic cancer patients unable to undergo surgery or combined chemotherapy and radiation therapy, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 A highly targeted cancer radiation therapy may offer a safe and effective treatment option for elderly pancreatic cancer patients unable to undergo surgery or combined chemotherapy and...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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