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2014-03-31 10:00:45

Physicians have long suspected that chemotherapy can accelerate the aging process in patients treated for cancer. Using a test developed at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to determine molecular aging, UNC oncologists have directly measured the impact of anti-cancer chemotherapy drugs on biological aging. Researchers measured the level of p16, a protein that causes cellular aging, in the blood of 33 women over the age of 50 who had undergone chemotherapy for curable breast...

2014-03-31 09:54:57

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are developing a new predictive tool that could help patients with breast cancer and certain lung cancers decide whether follow-up treatments are likely to help. Dr. Jerry Shay, Vice Chairman and Professor of Cell Biology at UT Southwestern, led a three-year study on the effects of irradiation in a lung cancer-susceptible mouse model. When his team looked at gene expression changes in the mice, then applied them to humans with early stage cancer,...

2014-03-31 08:29:19

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kite Pharma, Inc. (Kite), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing engineered autologous T cell therapy (eACT(TM)) products for cancer, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Orphan Products Development granted orphan drug designation for the Company's lead investigational therapy, an autologous engineered T cell product that targets CD19 expression on B cell malignancies, for...

2014-03-31 08:28:39

Patients in Ontario and Atlantic Canada face significant challenges accessing oral medications due to their age, cancer type and where they live TORONTO, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - The CanCertainty Coalition - an unprecedented unification of more than 30 Canadian patient groups, physicians, and health charities today released a powerful video highlighting the significant challenges cancer patients in Ontario and Atlantic Canada face in accessing oral medications. The video's message...

2014-03-29 23:01:54

A new study finds that a drug that kills bladder cancer cells with light works even better when another compound is added. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 The Chinese developers of a light-based treatment for bladder cancer say the treatment can be improved with the addition of a second drug. Click here to read the findings, which have just been posted on the Cancer Monthly website. Doctors in the Department of Urology at Fudan University in Shanghai have concluded that the...

2014-03-27 08:34:30

BETHESDA, Md., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NWBO) ("NW Bio"), a biotechnology company developing non-toxic DCVax® personalized immune therapies for cancer, announced today that Linda Powers, CEO, will present at the 4(th) Annual "Cancer Immunotherapy: A Long-Awaited Reality" conference being held at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City on Thursday, March 27 at 2:45 pm ET. During her presentation, Ms. Powers will provide an...

2014-03-26 23:26:31

A report to the nation’s bladder cancer specialists says more of them should be taking a multidisciplinary approach to treating their patients with bladder cancer. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Researchers say treating the invasive form of bladder cancer with both surgery and chemotherapy can improve survival, especially if chemotherapy is delivered prior to surgery. Click here to see details of the new report, which has just been posted by Cancer Monthly. In a report presented at...

2014-03-26 16:25:02

TORONTO, March 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The most comprehensive review of the performance of Canada's cancer control systems reveals that some older Canadians with colon, lung or breast cancer are not receiving guideline-recommended radiation and chemotherapy at the same rate as younger patients with these cancers. This age-related disparity may be explained by a number of factors. For example, older people are more likely to have other acute and or chronic health problems, which could...

2014-03-26 11:23:23

Presentations at the 4th European Lung Cancer Conference A new era of lung cancer therapy is close to dawning, using drugs that can prevent tumor cells from evading the immune system, experts have said at the 4th European Lung Cancer Congress. For decades, scientists and doctors thought immunotherapy –treatments that harness the immune system to fight a disease-- was of marginal benefit in lung cancer, says Jean-Charles Soria, Institute Gustave Roussy in Paris, France. However a...

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2014-03-26 03:00:14

Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth College Dartmouth researchers at its Norris Cotton Cancer Center have compiled a review of the role that information gathered through genetic testing plays in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The paper entitled "Personalized Therapy for Breast Cancer" was accepted on March 17, 2014, for publication in Clinical Genetics. The paper discusses targeted therapies, new biomarkers, and the quality of commercially available testing methods....


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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