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2012-11-15 12:27:35

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Del Mar Pharmaceuticals (BC) Ltd. ("DelMar Pharma") today announced that the Company will present two scientific posters at the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) 17(th) Annual Scientific Meeting, which is being held in Washington, DC November 15-18, 2012. On Friday November 16(th), DelMar will present a poster entitled, "VAL-083, Novel N7 Alkylating Agent, Surpasses Temozolomide Activity and Inhibits Cancer Stem Cells Providing a...

2012-11-08 04:22:53

TUEBINGEN, Germany, November 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- immatics biotechnologies GmbH, a biopharmaceutical company developing rationally designed therapeutic vaccines that are active against cancer, announced today that it has completed patient recruitment into the pivotal phase 3 trial evaluating its lead cancer vaccine IMA901 for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The trial has completed patient inclusion and it is expected that around 345 patients will be randomized across 10 countries...

2012-11-06 04:20:49

HEIDELBERG, Germany, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Apogenix, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel protein therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases, today announced that its lead product, Apocept(TM) (APG101), has been selected by Elsevier Business Intelligence and Windhover Conferences as one of oncology's "Top 10 Projects To Watch." This announcement is in conjunction with the "Therapeutic Area Partnerships" conference event taking place in...

New Discovery May Help Doctors Slow Progression And Recurrence Of Brain Cancer
2012-10-22 20:57:41

Scientists have long believed that glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most aggressive type of primary brain tumor, begins in glial cells that make up supportive tissue in the brain or in neural stem cells. In a paper published October 18 in Science Express, however, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found that the tumors can originate from other types of differentiated cells in the nervous system, including cortical neurons. GBM is one of the most devastating...

2012-10-10 15:23:41

Describes how VISIUS(®) Surgical Theatre adds value in brain tumor management WINNIPEG, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS) (TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") is announcing that the effective impact of high field strength intraoperative MRI (iMRI) for brain tumor management was the focus of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) honored guest lecture. Dr. Ralph G. Dacey Jr., the current Henry G. and Edith R. Schwartz professor and chairman of the...

2012-09-27 14:14:56

In what could be a breakthrough in the treatment of deadly brain tumors, a team of researchers from Barrow Neurological Institute and Arizona State University has discovered that the immune system reacts differently to different types of brain tissue, shedding light on why cancerous brain tumors are so difficult to treat. The large, two-part study, led by Barrow research fellow Sergiy Kushchayev, MD under the guidance of Dr. Mark Preul, Director of Neurosurgery Research, was published in...

2012-09-12 23:04:39

Cell phone radiation exposure may have caused Sheryl Crow´s benign brain tumor, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 Cell phone radiation is suspected to be the cause of rock star Sheryl Crow´s benign brain tumor, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.* According to the Huffington Post, during an interview on the new talk show Katie, Crow relayed her “theory that it´s possible that [the benign tumor she was diagnosed with late last year] is...

2012-09-12 15:06:04

A new study from USC researchers is the first to show that controlled fasting improves the effectiveness of radiation therapy in cancer treatments, extending life expectancy in mice with aggressive brain tumors. Prior work by USC professor of gerontology and biological sciences Valter Longo, corresponding author on the study and director of the Longevity Institute at the USC Davis School of Gerontology, has shown that short-term fasting protects healthy cells while leaving cancer cells...

2012-09-08 23:00:42

Following a report of 8-month-old Matthew Erickson, who developed brain cancer while in his mother´s womb, and his hopeful road to recovery through an aggressive chemotherapy treatment, Voices Against Brain Cancer releases a statement. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 On September 7, 2012, nonprofit organization, Voices Against Brain Cancer, released a statement in response to 8-month-old Matthew Erickson´s exceptional battle against brain cancer: an optimistic and touching...

2012-09-07 23:01:50

Following a recent study suggesting a link between allergies and a reduced risk of brain cancer, the nonprofit organization Voices Against Brain Cancer releases a statement. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 06, 2012 On September 6, 2012, nonprofit organization, Voices Against Brain Cancer, responded to a recent study suggesting a link between allergies and a reduced risk of brain cancer, a development that many scientists have long suspected but have only recently gained more ground through an...