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2013-08-06 04:20:03

Singapore, Aug 6, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - A team of scientists led by Associate Professor Zeng Qi(1) from A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have discovered a new biomarker which will help physicians predict how well cancer patients respond to cancer drugs. Having the means to identify patients who are most likely to benefit from currently available cancer drugs not only reduces substantially the healthcare cost for the patient, it could mean saving precious lives by...

2013-06-27 23:20:05

BioPlus selected as a specialty pharmacy for the new Tarceva network; now authorized to dispense this oncology medication. Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 The medication Tarceva® (erlotinib) from Genentech and Astellas Pharma US, Inc. will no longer be distributed through retail pharmacies, effective July 1, 2013. Tarceva will be supplied through BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy (BioPlus) and other select specialty pharmacies. Tarceva is a once daily oral non-chemotherapy...

2013-06-19 19:41:42

Signal tells MCM7 to launch DNA replication; pathway reduces breast cancer patient survival Researchers have discovered and mapped the signaling network between two previously unconnected proteins, exposing a link that, if broken, could cut off cancer cell growth at its starting point. A team led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported the tie between epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), a well-known cancer drug target, and MCM7, a protein vital...

2013-06-03 10:54:17

A subset of colorectal cancers responds to anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (anti-EGFR) therapies, but develops resistance within months. Among cancers that develop resistance to anti-EGFR therapy, some showed overexpression of a gene called MET, according to a study published in the June issue of Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Preliminary data published in this study showed human tumors with MET amplification, grown in mice, responded to MET...


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