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2014-01-16 08:27:06

Enables physicians and patients to proactively avoid toxicities from treatments unlikely to provide benefit SAN FRANCISCO, Jan.16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Castle Biosciences today announced that study results of a proprietary predictive test for esophageal cancer demonstrated strong accuracy and specificity in identifying patients who are likely to have tumors that are extremely resistant to standard pre-surgical treatment of chemotherapy and radiation. Data from this second...

2008-10-08 09:00:50

Castle Biosciences, a cancer diagnostics company, has signed an option agreement for a brain cancer test with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The brain cancer test is a molecular diagnostic test developed and validated at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to prospectively demonstrate responsiveness to treatment for glioblastoma multiforme, the most common form of primary brain cancer. This diagnostic test, developed and validated at MD Anderson Cancer...

2008-10-07 09:00:55

Castle Biosciences, a recently formed, rapidly growing, biomarker based cancer diagnostics company, has signed an option agreement for a license agreement with The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. "In September we announced our intention to build a molecular diagnostics company that would passionately focus on serving patients with underserved orphan cancers with the intent to provide oncologists with diagnostic information that assists them in adjusting treatment plans...

2008-09-26 12:00:35

Castle Biosciences announces the appointment of Derek Maetzold as President and CEO. Maetzold states, "It is an honor to take on this role at Castle Biosciences. We have made great progress in taking our business from plan to launch in a manner that is consistent with our vision. That is, to build a company that can serve oncologists treating patients with underserved orphan cancers. It is our goal to provide oncologists with diagnostic information that assists their decision making so...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'