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2013-03-08 00:58:14

Study is first to report frequency of heart failure among breast cancer patients African-American women who survive breast cancer are more likely to develop heart failure than other women who have beaten the disease, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session. All told, these women have a 1.4-fold greater risk for heart failure compared to their white counterparts, though the likelihood of dying after developing heart...

2013-03-08 00:29:59

A University of Central Florida chemist has come up with a unique way to kill certain cancer cells — give them acid reflux. Chemistry professor Kevin Belfield used a special salt to make cancer cells more acidic — similar to the way greasy foods cause acid reflux in some people. He used a light-activated, acid-generating molecule to make the cells more acidic when exposed to specific wavelengths of light, which in turn kills the bad cells. The surrounding healthy cells stay...

2013-03-05 10:52:52

King Mithridates understood that poison is only as good as the dosage taken. Each day, he ingested small quantities of poison in order to become immunize and escape his court's plotters. Oncologists run up against the same principle when fighting cancer. Sometimes, a small dose of chemotherapy may induce dangerous resistance mechanisms in malignant cells, resulting in relapse. Now, EPFL research published in the journal PLOS ONE reports a tool that could simply and accurately determine the...

2013-03-04 08:27:55

HAYWARD, Calif., March 4th, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD) announced today that they have entered into an agreement with The Johns Hopkins University on behalf of its Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins to use ACD's proprietary RNAscope® technology platform to validate novel biomarkers and drug targets for cancer immunotherapy. Cancer immunotherapy, which aims to mobilize a patient's immune system to fight cancer, has been gaining...

Reshaping Chemo Drugs Helps Them Target And Attack Cancer Cells
2013-02-28 11:10:10

Watch the video "Chemotherapy Drugs Getting Better at Targeting Cancer Cells" redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Changing the shape of chemotherapy drug nanoparticles to make them rod-shaped rather than spherical can enhance their effectiveness in targeting and treating breast cancer cells by as much as 10,000-fold, according to new research from bioengineers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). As part of the research, a team led by Samir...

2013-02-28 08:31:39

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCQB: AEMD), today released the following note authored by its Chairman and CEO, Jim Joyce. I recently attended a healthcare related event that featured a panel discussion comprised of life science bankers and venture capitalists. While members of this panel often had differing viewpoints, they did mutually agree they were interested in emerging therapeutic candidates that provided more than one "shot on goal," meaning the...

2013-02-26 16:22:53

First Study Ever to Analyze 25 years of Data after Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Patients ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The March 2013 issue of The Journal of Urology, the official journal of The American Urological Association, includes a study conducted by four physicians from Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia (RCOG), a Vantage Oncology affiliate. This study, 25 Year Disease Free Survival Rate after Irradiation of Prostate Cancer Calculated with the Prostate...

2013-02-26 08:28:10

Thought-Leaders to Steer Development of the Company's ImmunoPulse Program SAN DIEGO, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoSec Medical Inc. (OTCBB: ONCS), a company developing its advanced-stage ImmunoPulse DNA-based immunotherapy and NeoPulse therapy to treat solid tumor cancers, announced the formation of a Melanoma Advisory Board (MAB) for the company's metastatic melanoma program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120905/LA68078LOGO) Bringing together a group of...

New Drug To Treat Breast Cancer Approved By US Regulatory Agency
2013-02-23 06:52:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a brand new type of breast cancer medication this week that targets tumor cells while sparing healthy surrounding tissues. In U.S. women, breast cancer is the second most deadly form of cancer and is expected to kill more than 39,000 Americans this year alone, the National Cancer Institute reports. Kadcyla, from Roche, is a combination of a powerful chemotherapy drug, the...

2013-02-21 23:00:18

Gilda's Club in Grand Rapids, Mich. to host Dr. Brian Lane on March 5, 2013. Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 Patient Advocates for Advanced Cancer Treatments (PAACT) has announced that Dr. Brian Lane will discuss the changes and challenges that prostate cancer patients face in treatment and in daily life. His presentation on "Prostate Cancer Treatment: Weighing the Options Before, During and After" will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at the Gilda's Club, in Grand...