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2010-06-02 15:46:10

Predictive biomarker for NSCLC The era of one-size-fits-all medicine will eventually be history; after all it is no news that drugs and treatments do not work the same for everyone. For patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a lung cancer that kills approximately 1 million people annually, the treatment currently available is basically the same for all patients, despite the fact that some patients may respond to treatment while others may not. New biological markers and prognostic...

2010-06-01 06:30:00

CALGARY, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) today announced that it has received approval from the Belgian Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP) to conduct its Phase 3 trial examining REOLYSIN in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin in patients with platinum-refractory head and neck cancers. This is the same trial that was agreed to by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Special Protocol...

2010-05-25 06:30:00

CALGARY, May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) today announced that it has opened enrollment in its Phase 3 trial examining REOLYSIN in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin in patients with platinum-refractory head and neck cancers. The Company had previously received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) process and the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products...

2010-05-21 06:30:00

CALGARY, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) announced today that abstracts covering clinical research with reovirus (REOLYSIN(R)) are available on the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) website at www.asco.org, and on the Oncolytics website at www.oncolyticsbiotech.com. The research is scheduled to be presented at the ASCO 2010 Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, June 4-8, 2010. The first abstract entitled "A phase I/II study of...

2010-05-20 17:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Results of two Phase II trials evaluating ALIMTA® (pemetrexed for injection) in combination with a platinum chemotherapy and radiation for patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) will be presented by Eli Lilly and Company at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, Ill., on June 6, 2010. The standard of care for many patients with unresectable stage...

2010-04-28 00:30:00

SEATTLE, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) (the "Company") today announced that the North Central Cancer Treatment Group ("NCCTG") plans to conduct a Phase II study of brostallicin in combination with cisplatin in patients with metastatic triple-negative breast ("mTNBC") cancer, defined by tumors lacking expression of estrogen, progesterone receptors and without over-expression of HER2. Additionally, the majority of breast cancers that are...

2010-04-23 08:00:00

TAMPA, Fla., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Moffitt Cancer Center announces steadily growing interest in the ERCC1 Analysis, the first test developed for selecting chemotherapy for Non Small Lung Cancer patients. Each year, more than 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer. The ERCC1 Analysis measures ERCC1 levels in cells to predict response to cisplatin-based chemotherapy. The correlation between ERCC1 levels and therapy response was discovered at Moffitt Cancer Center and...

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2010-04-13 07:10:25

Doctors are using a revolutionary treatment to help patients tolerate medications that they have been allergic to, according to an April 12 article by AP Medical Writer Lauran Neergaard. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine, "Desensitization is an immunologic method that allows allergic patients to receive the sensitizing drug safely." In other words, it is a controlled method in which patients are administered a small amount of a diluted-strength...

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2010-04-12 14:14:22

Ovarian cancer -- a major killer in woman -- has a new enemy, according to Austrian researchers who are hopeful a new antibody they found might step up the fight against the deadly disease. Known as AD5-10, the antibody helps weaken the resistance of cancer cells in the body's immune system, said the University of Vienna researchers whose work was published Monday. AD5-10 reduced the resistance of tumors on the protein Tumor Necrosis Factor Related Apoptosis Inducing Ligand (TRAIL). The...

2010-03-30 06:30:00

CALGARY, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) announced today that the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center (CTRC) has started patient enrolment in a U.S. Phase 2 clinical trial using intravenous administration of REOLYSIN(R) in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the lungs (SCC lung cancer). The Principal Investigator is Dr. Alain C....