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2014-04-09 23:29:35

Cancers of the liver are increasing in incidence faster than any other cancer in the U.S. and other western countries, and are a leading cause of cancer death worldwide. CanLiv - The Hepatobiliary Cancers Foundation will bring together researchers, cancer doctors, patient advocates, and industry partners to collaboratively develop better treatment for liver cancer patients at its 4th Annual Research Symposium, May 9, 2014 at ASCO Conference Center in Alexandria, VA. Alexandria, VA...

2014-03-26 08:28:35

Supplemental approval will expand PDT with Photofrin® treatments in specific lung and esophageal cancers TORONTO AND BANNOCKBURN, IL, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Concordia Healthcare Corp. (Concordia or the Company) (TSX:CXR) (OTCQX: CHEHF) announced today that its subsidiary Pinnacle Biologics, Inc. (Pinnacle), a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in rare diseases, was granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) premarket supplemental...

2014-01-13 08:27:08

Agreement represents continued movement forward in the development of a potential new treatment for rare cancers TORONTO and BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concordia Healthcare Corp. ("Concordia" TSX:CXR) announced today that its subsidiary Pinnacle Biologics, Inc. ("Pinnacle"), a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in rare diseases, has reached an agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the "FDA") under a special protocol...

2013-11-04 10:40:59

A team of scientists from the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, Fundeni Clinical Institute (Romania) and Koen Kaen University (Thailand), have made a seminal breakthrough in understanding the molecular basis of bile duct cancer or cholangiocarcinoma, a rare but highly lethal form of liver cancer. The team, led by Professors Teh Bin Tean, Patrick Tan, Steve Rozen, Irinel Popescu and Vajaraphongsa Bhudhisawasdi, used advanced DNA sequencing...

2013-10-09 12:49:29

Among patients with pancreatic cancer who had surgery for removal of the cancer, treatment with the drug gemcitabine for 6 months resulted in increased overall survival as well as disease-free survival, compared with observation alone, according to a study in the October 9 issue of JAMA. "Pancreatic cancer is a disease with a poor prognosis, mainly because of the inability to detect the tumor at an early stage, its high potential for early dissemination, and its relatively poor sensitivity...

2013-10-01 08:30:03

LONDON, October 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NHS revision of Clinical Policy Commissioning Statement on SIRT will allow patients in England with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) who may benefit from SIR-Spheres(R) microspheres to get treatment in specialist NHS centres NHS England has issued an interim Clinical Commissioning Policy Statement that updates its policy on Selective...

2013-04-26 10:38:19

New data from two clinical trials presented today at the International Liver Congress 2013 demonstrate substantial improvements in the detection of both hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CC) using diagnostic urine tests. HCC is common throughout the world and most often develops as a late complication of chronic viral hepatitis or cirrhosis of any cause. The overall survival rate of HCC is poor and so screening for HCC offers the best hope for early detection,...

2012-06-27 17:31:18

Comprehensive strategy includes more accurate CT scan analysis, complex surgical technique Investigators at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, have reported on a new approach to treating previously inoperable complex pancreatic adenocarcinoma that has significantly increased long-term survival for some patients. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is one of the most devastating forms of pancreatic cancer with survival rates of only 5 percent at five years. Surgical removal...

2012-06-19 22:07:38

Combining a new targeted therapy with standard chemotherapy may help defeat pancreatic cancer, according to results presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Pancreatic Cancer: Progress and Challenges conference, held here June 18-21. "We believe that GDC-0449 has the potential to change the approach to treating pancreatic cancer," said Edward J. Kim, M.D., Ph.D., a medical oncologist at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, Mich....

2012-06-11 20:33:41

Research finds major changes in treatment planning after neuroendocine cancer patients undergo molecular imaging with a specialized imaging probe A method of molecular imaging that pinpoints hormonally active tissues in the body could change the course of treatment for a remarkable number of neuroendocrine cancer patients, say researchers at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 59th Annual Meeting. An investigation of a molecular imaging method used to evaluate neuroendocrine patients...


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Chinese Liver Fluke, Clonorchis sinensis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Chinese liver fluke (Clonorchis sinensis) is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It can be found in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Japan, and China and is present in nearly 30,000,000 humans today. It is thought to be one of the world’s most pervading parasites. The Chinese liver fluke requires two intermediate, or secondary, hosts and one definitive, or main, host to successfully complete its lifecycle. The first intermediate host is typically...

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