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Cancer Costs Is Spiraling Out Of Control
2011-09-26 11:41:15

   Researchers say that the cost of treating cancer is spiraling out of control and becoming unaffordable in many developed countries. The international team of researchers say there is a "culture of excess" with insufficient evidence about the "value" of new treatments and technologies. "The cancer community needs to take responsibility and not accept a sub-standard evidence base and an ethos of very small benefit at whatever cost," said a report commissioned by the Lancet...

2011-08-10 07:46:00

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (OTC.BB: NWBO) reminded markets, in response to recent investor concerns about Dendreon's Provenge immune therapy, that NWBT's DCVax® immune therapies for a broad range of cancers (including prostate, brain, ovarian and others) hold the promise, based on available data to date, of being cost effective and priced below other immune therapies while still providing substantial profit margins for the...

2011-08-05 15:45:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dendreon Corporation (Nasdaq: DNDN) today announced that management will present at the Canaccord Genuity Growth Conference in Boston, MA on August 10 at 5:00 PM EDT. The presentations will be webcast live and available for replay from Dendreon's website, www.dendreon.com. If you are unable to listen to the live webcasts, they will be archived on the site following the presentation. To access the replay, go to the Investor Relations section of the...

2011-08-03 15:01:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dendreon Corporation (Nasdaq: DNDN) today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. Net revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 was $49.6 million compared to $2.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. This included a $1.9 million reserve for estimated rebates and chargebacks associated with either Medicaid patients or other pricing discounts offered pursuant to mandatory federal and state government programs. Gross...

2011-07-18 08:15:00

ALLENDALE, N.J., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Progenitor Cell Therapy (PCT), an internationally recognized cell therapy services and development company, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of NeoStem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NBS), an international biopharmaceutical company with operations in the U.S. and China, announced today that two existing clinical stage biopharmaceutical corporate clients have chosen to expand their development activities with PCT. One client will be moving into a final stage...

2011-07-11 08:00:00

WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (www.generex.com) (OTCBB: GNBT) announced today the publication of studies conducted at the Mayo Clinic using the Antigen Express proprietary Ii-Key technology. Antigen Express, Inc., the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, has used this technology platform in the development of self-potentiating immunotherapeutic vaccines for cancer. AE37, an Ii-Key HER-2 hybrid, is currently the subject of a...

2011-07-08 07:30:00

SEATTLE, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dendreon Corporation (Nasdaq: DNDN) today announced that management will host a conference call on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. ET to review the second quarter 2011 financial results. Access to the discussion may be obtained as follows: Time: 4:30 PM ET / 1:30 PM PT Date: August 3, 2011 1-877-548-9590 (domestic) or Dial-in: +1-720-545-0037 (international); conference pass code:...

2011-06-30 15:47:00

SEATTLE, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dendreon Corporation (Nasdaq: DNDN) today announced significant milestones that support broad availability for on-label use of PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T), the first autologous cellular immunotherapy for the treatment of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castrate resistant (hormone refractory) prostate cancer (mCRPC). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Los Angeles immunotherapy manufacturing...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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