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2013-06-11 15:04:44

Research compares standard treatment and addition of targeted therapy with radiolabeled antibodies that track and kill lymphoma cancer cells A new patient protocol for aggressive and recurrent lymphoma that combines intensive chemotherapy and radioimmunotherapy (RIT) may become the most powerful cancer-killing therapy available, with the hope that patients´ lymphoma can be eradicated as they prepare for bone marrow transplant, say researchers at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society...

2013-06-10 23:20:20

IndUS will develop and commercialize APS intellectual property to treat oral mucositis, a significant unmet medical need for cancer patients. Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 Applied Protein Sciences (APS), a privately held biotech company founded in 2007 in Mountain View, CA, announces that it has been acquired by IndUS Pharmaceuticals (IndUS), a privately held Boston based pharmaceutical company. The acquisition gives IndUS the ability to extend its pipeline to include preclinical...

Using Substances From African Medicinal Plants To Stop Tumor Growth
2013-06-10 11:24:22

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Experiments using benzophenones derived from plants originating in Cameroon produce evidence that these may be effective against multi-drug resistant cancers African medicinal plants contain chemicals that may be able to stop the spread of cancer cells. This is the conclusion of researchers following laboratory experiments conducted at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). The plant materials will now undergo further analysis in order to...

First Dual-action Compound Destroys Cancer Cells And Stops Them From Spreading
2013-06-06 19:52:41

American Chemical Society Scientists are reporting development and successful lab tests on the first potential drug to pack a lethal one-two punch against melanoma skin cancer cells. Hit number one destroys cells in the main tumor, and the second hit blocks the spread of the cancer to other sites in the body, according to their report in the journal ACS Chemical Biology. Nathan Luedtke and colleagues explain that the spread of melanoma and other forms of cancer beyond the original...

2013-06-03 12:26:51

Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center report that a new drug in preliminary tests has shown promising results with very manageable side effects for treating patients with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The results were presented at the 2013 meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology today in Chicago by Dr. Antoni Ribas, professor of medicine in the UCLA division of hematology-oncology, who led the research. Following Ribas' presentation, the...


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