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2012-05-29 09:06:40

The fight against cancer is not won in a single battle: Long after a cancer has been beaten into remission, it can return. The reason for this is under debate, and much is unclear. New research led by Weizmann Institute scientists shows that, at least for one type of blood cancer, the source of cancer recurrence is in a set of cells that do not proliferate as quickly as regular cancer cells, and thus able to survive chemotherapy. The findings, which appeared today in the journal Blood, have...

2011-04-05 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Telik, Inc. (Nasdaq: TELK) today presented data at the 102nd American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida on a group of second generation analogs of ezatiostat, the most clinically advanced product in development at Telik. Ezatiostat is the first inhibitor of glutathione-S-transferase P1-1 (GST P-1), a validated enzyme target in Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), to successfully complete a Phase 2 clinical...

2011-02-16 08:12:22

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Heart failure is a common, costly, disabling, and potentially deadly condition that affects nearly 10 percent of adults over the age of 65 . . . and adding cancer to the equation decreases survival rates monumentally.  However, scientists at Queen's University Belfast have made a significant breakthrough that could help reduce heart failure in cancer patients around the world. Scientists at Queen's Centre for Vision and Vascular Science have discovered that the role...

2010-09-26 16:00:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), the world leader in generic injectable pharmaceuticals, today announced that it has received Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approval for its biosimilar filgrastim product, Nivestim(TM). Nivestim has been approved for a range of indications, including the prevention of febrile neutropenia (FN) and reduction in duration of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia (CIN). Neutropenia is the most...

2010-06-10 08:45:00

LEAMINGTON SPA, United Kingdom, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hospira announced today that the EC has approved Nivestim(TM) (filgrastim) for the prevention of FN, the most serious haematological toxicity that occurs as a result of cancer chemotherapy(1). Nivestim now has marketing authorisation in all EU member states. Nivestim is expected to reduce the cost of neutropenia treatment. Dr Cornelius Waller, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Freiburg University Medical...

2010-03-10 12:13:34

Multicenter trial led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators may change neutropenia treatment for all childhood cancer patients For patients like 10-year-old Sabrina Jo Spence, new research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators meant fewer injections to combat the drop in white blood cells following her recent chemotherapy. "Cool," Sabrina told Sheri Spunt, M.D., an associate member of the St. Jude Department of Oncology, after hearing the news and...

2009-09-10 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning actresses Edie Falco and Cynthia Nixon appear in a new Stand Up To Cancer(TM) (SU2C) public service campaign to educate cancer patients and their loved ones about the increased risk of infection during cancer treatment and the importance of learning how to manage one's risk. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/amgen/39907/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090910/NY73333 ) Often...

2008-07-28 12:01:07

Neose Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq GM:NTEC) today announced that a GlycoPEG-GCSF Phase I clinical abstract submitted by the Company's collaborative partner, BioGeneriX AG, has been accepted for a poster presentation at the IXth World Conference on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. The International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology is hosting this Annual Scientific Meeting in Quebec City, Canada from July 27-August 1, 2008. The abstract is entitled "GlycoPEGylated G-CSF XM22...


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