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Researchers Discover Biomarker Leading To Cancer Drug Resistance
2014-04-21 07:52:12

redOrbit staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have located a biomarker that they believe could help explain why many of the medications used to treat lung, breast and pancreatic cancers also promote drug resistance and ultimately cause tumors to form in patients. Writing in the April 20 online edition of Nature Cell Biology, the study authors report the discovery of a molecule known as CD61 that is...

2014-04-16 14:11:59

A University of Texas at Arlington physicist working to create a luminescent nanoparticle to use in security-related radiation detection may have instead happened upon an advance in photodynamic cancer therapy. Wei Chen, professor of physics and co-director of UT Arlington's Center for Security Advances Via Applied Nanotechnology, was testing a copper-cysteamine complex created in his lab when he discovered unexplained decreases in its luminescence, or light emitting power, over a...

2014-04-11 13:01:17

Significant new data presented today at the International Liver Congress™ 2014 indicate that liver cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)) may be treated by adoptive T-cell therapy. This new therapeutic approach in the treatment of HCC could be very important as without treatment the 5 year survival rate is just 5%. Globally, HCC accounts for 746,000 deaths, and in the UK alone is responsible for over 4,000 deaths per year. Glypican-3 (GPC3) is a tumor associated antigen expressed in...

2014-04-10 12:10:29

Preventing lung cancers from metastasizing to other parts of the body could provide benefit for patients against the leading cause of cancer death Two cell surface receptors might be responsible for the most common form of lung cancer spreading to other parts of the body, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The hepatocyte growth factor receptor (HGFR/MET) and fibroblast growth factor-inducible 14 (FN14) are proteins associated with the...

2014-04-10 08:28:33

DUBLIN, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qxfqmk/drug_delivery_in) has announced the addition of a new report "Drug Delivery in Cancer - Technologies, Markets and Companies" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qxfqmk/drug_delivery_in ] to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Drug delivery remains a challenge in management of cancer. Approximately 12.5...

2014-04-08 13:04:46

Trial identifies breast cancer patients likely to benefit from experimental drug In an innovative clinical trial led by UC San Francisco, the experimental drug neratinib along with standard chemotherapy was found to be a beneficial treatment for some women with newly diagnosed, high-risk breast cancer. Additionally, researchers learned that an algorithm used in the adaptive, randomized trial known as I-SPY 2 was highly effective at predicting the success of the treatment regimen in the...

2014-04-08 12:32:28

Champions TumorGrafts(TM) Provide Accurate Predictions of Treatments' Efficacy in 81 Percent of Evaluated Patients with Advanced Sarcoma HACKENSACK, N.J., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data published in Cancer show the use of personalized patient-derived xenografts, or mouse avatars, accurately predicted treatment efficacy in all evaluated patients with advanced sarcoma. The results support the predictive capabilities of Champions TumorGrafts®, developed by Champions Oncology (OTC:...

2014-04-08 12:31:44

Metronomic algorithms for targeted therapy to improve value of response and "failed drugs" for "resistant women's cancers" NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following will be presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research, San Diego. Dr Howard Bruckner will present accumulating evidence describing a novel successful treatment for patients with resistant ovarian cancer. Low dose chemotherapy as cores, selected drug combinations,...

2014-04-07 16:25:44

Largest-ever gift to the Hutch promises to save lives by broadening the application of immunotherapy to lung, ovarian, pancreatic and colon cancers SEATTLE, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists striving for new cancer cures -- and the patients who stand to benefit from them -- got an enormous boost today when the Bezos family committed $20 million to support the development of novel cancer immunotherapies. It is the largest single...

2014-04-07 08:29:57

PRINCETON, N.J., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat serious inflammatory diseases where there remains an unmet medical need, as well as developing several biodefense vaccines and therapeutics, announced today that the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded Soligenix a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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