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2014-03-20 08:28:57

BETHLEHEM, Pa., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Saladax Biomedical, Inc. announced today that Saladax Biomedical Laboratories is offering a simple blood test for the personalization and optimization of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) dosing to help oncologists improve treatment outcomes and minimize the drug's toxic side effects. The test is called My5-FU(TM). 5-FU is a chemotherapy drug commonly used in the treatment of many different cancer types, including colorectal, head & neck and breast...

2014-01-18 12:20:20

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics' (Nasdaq: NKTR) presented favorable data today from a Phase 1 study of etirinotecan pegol (EP, NKTR-102) in combination with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/Leucovorin (LV) in patients with advanced cancer. NKTR-102 is the first long-acting topoisomerase I-inhibitor designed to concentrate in tumor tissue, provide sustained tumor suppression throughout the entire chemotherapy cycle, and to reduce the peak exposures that are associated...

Tripping Up Trypsinization With CD Cell Cultures
2013-04-11 05:37:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) have discovered a method which they claim will lead to safer, more accurate laboratory testing of novel drugs on humans. While cells occurring normally in a person´s body are capable of exchanging vital information with one another, cells isolated for research purposes lose their ability to communicate, the investigators explain. However, because of this, those...

A Traffic Cop For Stopping Cancer Cells?
2013-01-15 05:53:23

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the Fox Chase Cancer Center recently discovered a novel method of improving cancer drugs, where they could block a specific pathway in the cell and provide an easier way for drugs to eliminate tumors. According to the American Cancer Society, cancer occurs when there is uncontrolled growth and expansion of abnormal cells. It is caused by external factors (such as chemicals, infectious organisms, radiation, and...

2012-02-03 19:00:09

Study conducted in mice treated with Toca 511 and 5-FC Tocagen Inc. today announced the publication of data showing the company's investigational treatment for high grade glioma eradicates brain tumors and provides a dramatic survival benefit in mouse models of glioblastoma. Almost all mice receiving the top dose of Toca 511 followed by 5-FC were still alive at 180 days, which was the termination date for the experiment, whereas all control mice died by day 43. The article was published...


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