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2011-02-02 08:42:00

INDIANAPOLIS and PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) announced today that they have stopped enrollment in one of their two global Phase III studies evaluating necitumumab, an investigational anti-cancer agent, as a first-line treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20031219/LLYLOGO ) The randomized, multi-center, open-label Phase III trial,...

2011-01-11 14:54:24

The new nanoparticle, which delivers the drug in a form activated when it reaches its target, also treats tumors more effectively than the unadorned drug in mice. Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have shown that they can deliver the cancer drug cisplatin much more effectively and safely in a form that has been encapsulated in a nanoparticle targeted to prostate tumor cells and is activated once it reaches its target. Using the new particles, the researchers were able to...

2010-12-09 17:55:31

When it comes to health care blue lights, are usually most useful on the top of ambulances but now new research led by the University of Warwick has found a way to use blue light to activate what could be a highly potent platinum-based cancer treatment. Research led by the University of Warwick, along with researchers from Ninewells Hospital Dundee, and the University of Edinburgh, have found a new light-activated platinum-based compound that is up to 80 times more powerful than other...

2010-11-09 11:27:50

Shutting down enzyme that controls DNA repair could boost effects of traditional chemo drugs Suppressing cancer cells' ability to replicate damaged DNA could dramatically enhance the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs such as cisplatin, according to a new pair of papers from MIT biologists. In studies of mice, the researchers found that slowing down a specific system for tolerating DNA damage not only prolonged survival but also prevented relapsed tumors from becoming resistant to...

2010-10-19 16:14:10

Curcumin, the major component in the spice turmeric, when combined with the drug Cisplatin enhances the chemotherapy's suppression of head and neck cancer cell growth, researchers with UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center have found. A naturally occurring spice widely used in South Asian and Middle Eastern cooking, Turmeric has long been known to have medicinal properties, attributed to its anti-inflammatory effects. Previous studies have shown it can suppress the growth of certain cancers, said Dr....

2010-10-12 13:57:10

Adding topotecan to carboplatin plus paclitaxel, the standard treatment for ovarian cancer, does not improve progression-free survival in patients and leads to greater toxicity, according to a study published online October 11 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Cisplatin plus paclitaxel, and carboplatin plus paclitaxel, are the most widely accepted first-line regimens for advanced epithelial ovarian cancer. Still, most women relapse and die from their disease. One possible...

2010-10-11 06:30:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today that its global Phase III trial evaluating ALIMTA® (pemetrexed for injection) in combination with cisplatin in patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell cancer of the head and neck (SCCHN) did not meet its primary endpoint for overall survival. Data were presented for the first time today at the 35th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)....

2010-10-04 13:30:11

Research reported in the October issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine  (JNM) shows that a molecular imaging technique may prove useful in early assessment of treatment response for cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer. "One of the most promising aspects of molecular imaging is its potential capacity to measure therapy effects long before changes in the tumor size and shape are detected," said Marijke De Saint-Hubert, medical scientist in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the...

2010-08-09 07:58:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, August 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study conducted in the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Tel Aviv University (TAU) elucidates the way in which toxic, yet essential, copper ions enter human cells. As a chemotherapy drug presumably enters the cells in a similar manner, the results of this study pave the way for the development of improved chemotherapeutic drugs. The groundbreaking work was published in the leading American scientific journal PNAS...

2010-07-14 12:56:00

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ANX) announces the following Webcast: LHA Life Sciences & Med Tech Day 2010 What: Presentation When: July 20, 2010 @ 10:00 AM Eastern http://www.investorcalendar.com/ Where: ClientPage.asp?ID=160318 Live over the Internet --Simply log on to the How: web at the address above. Contact:...


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