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2014-06-03 15:54:17

Rice University Animal tests show Rice-developed technology effective against aggressive cancer The first preclinical study of a new Rice University-developed anti-cancer technology found that a novel combination of existing clinical treatments can instantaneously detect and kill only cancer cells -- often by blowing them apart -- without harming surrounding normal organs. The research, which is available online this week Nature Medicine, reports that Rice's "quadrapeutics" technology...

2014-06-03 12:39:35

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physician researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, in Washington, D.C., and John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) in Hackensack, New Jersey, announce today the formation of the Regional Immunotherapy Discovery Program. The Regional Immunotherapy Discovery Program will accelerate discovery and implementation of a new immunotherapy approach, which combines the full potential of two potent strategies currently...

2014-06-03 11:48:40

University of Colorado Denver At the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers reported results of a Phase I trial of OMP-54F28 (FZD8-Fc), an investigational drug candidate discovered by OncoMed Pharmaceuticals targeting cancer stem cells (CSCs). The drug was generally well tolerated, and several of the 26 patients with advanced solid tumors experienced stable disease for greater than six months. Three trials...

2014-06-02 16:26:24

OAKLAND, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with specific HER2+ breast cancer tumors have a low risk of the cancer recurring five years after diagnosis, even without chemotherapy or treatment with a common antibody, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Researchers reviewed 16,975 cases of breast cancer diagnosed in Kaiser Permanente patients between 2000 and 2006....

Miniature Artificial Lung In The Making
2014-05-29 16:07:40

Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB What medications can be used to treat lung cancer, and how effective are they? Until now, drug companies have had to rely on animal testing to find out. But in the future, a new 3D model lung is set to achieve more precise results and ultimately minimize – or even completely replace – animal testing. From June 23-26, researchers will be presenting their new model at the BIO International Convention in San Diego,...

2014-05-29 10:42:58

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Oncologists now have a new understanding of the toxicity levels of specific chemotherapy regimens used for women with early stage breast cancer, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The retrospective study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, used large population-based data to compare the risk of hospitalization for six common chemotherapy regimens. Reasons for hospitalization included...

2014-05-28 16:26:44

-- Pediatric Patients Aged 1 Month to Less Than 17 Years Now Have A New Option to Help Prevent Acute Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting -- WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. and LUGANO, Switzerland, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. and Helsinn Group today announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of ALOXI(®) (palonosetron HCl) injection for the prevention of acute nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of emetogenic cancer chemotherapy, including highly...

2014-05-28 12:30:26

Surveyed U.S. Payers Are Most Receptive to Therapies Offering a Median Overall Survival Benefit over Current Therapies, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, in addition to an improvement in median overall survival (MOS), delayed disease progression is one of the greatest unmet needs in the first-line treatment of chemotherapy-naive metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). In this...

2014-05-28 08:51:16

University of Zurich DNA damage repair is highly complex. UZH researchers have now discovered another piece in the puzzle for the removal of extremely dangerous DNA lesions. Faithful and efficient repair of so-called crosslinks requires a collaboration between a specific signalling and repair protein. As crosslink-inducing agents are used in chemotherapy, the new insights are also important for the development of better anti-cancer treatment strategies. Environmental influences such as...

2014-05-28 08:33:09

LIVINGSTON, N.J., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Silverstrom Group is proud to announce the first winner of the Smiles for Life Award in partnership with the American Cancer Society. Inspired to donate their medical expertise to help others, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom's philanthropic award bestows a cosmetic dental makeover worth $25,000 to a cancer survivor in the New Jersey/New York area. After a long selection process, the dentists chose Betty Wetterauw of...


Latest chemotherapy Reference Libraries

Intravenous Therapy
2013-04-30 13:16:16

Intravenous therapy, commonly known as IV therapy, is known as the administration of a liquid substance directly into a vein. It is also known as drip therapy, because most often the liquid is suspended above the IV site by an infusion pump, and runs through a drip chamber, which prevents air from entering the line. IVs are the preferred method of drug administration in hospital settings because they are the fastest known route of getting medication to the body. Intravenous therapy can also...

Antiviral Chemistry & Chemotherapy
2012-04-25 09:59:26

Antiviral Chemistry & Chemotherapy is a peer-reviewed academic journal published bi-monthly by International Medical Press in London since 1997. When founded in January 1990, it was published by Blackwell Science. The current editor-in-chief is Hugh J. Field of University of Cambridge, UK. The journal publishes primary papers and reviews on all aspects of the preclinical development of antiviral agents, including their chemical synthesis, biochemistry, pharmacology, mode of action and...

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