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2014-04-09 12:31:10

VAL-083 therapy is well tolerated to date; dose limiting toxicity has not been reached after fifth cohort (20mg/m2) VANCOUVER, British Columbia and MENLO PARK, Calif., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: DMPI) ("DelMar") today announced an update on its ongoing Phase I/II clinical trial with VAL-083 in the treatment of refractory glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). The company's new data are being presented in a poster entitled, "A Phase I/II Study of VAL-083 in...

2014-04-09 12:31:14

Three molecularly defined clusters could alter practice; 1 closely resembles deadly glioblastoma Comprehensive genomic analysis of low-grade brain tumors sorts them into three categories, one of which has the molecular hallmarks and shortened survival of glioblastoma multiforme, the most lethal of brain tumors, researchers reported at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2014. "The immediate clinical implication is that a group of patients with tumors previously...

2014-04-07 16:05:15

Researchers studying a rare, always fatal brain tumor in children have found several molecular alterations that drive the cancer, according to a new study from scientists at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and McGill University. The findings identify potential new targets for drug treatments. The new research could help physicians choose targeted agents with a better chance of combating pediatric high-grade astrocytomas, which are extremely difficult to...

2014-03-19 23:22:34

Cancer patients with secondary brain tumors need information on diagnosis/treatment. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 As more effective cancer diagnostics and treatments are developed, and as larger numbers of cancer patients live longer, an increasing number are being diagnosed with metastatic brain tumors. To provide these patients and families with information on their diagnosis and treatment options, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is hosting a free webinar,...

2014-03-11 08:29:44

Intravenous Delivery Is An Important Advancement in the Development of Toca 511, Creates Opportunity For Use In Additional Cancer Indications SAN DIEGO, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tocagen Inc. today announced that the first patient has been dosed in its clinical trial investigating the intravenous administration of selective cancer therapy Toca 511 & Toca FC, in patients with recurrent high grade glioma (HGG) including glioblastoma multiforme (GBM, Grade 4 HGG), the most...

2014-03-10 08:30:14

DCVax-L Is First Product of Its Kind to Receive Hospital Exemption from German Regulator BETHESDA, Md., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) (NW Bio), a biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, announced today that it has received approval from the Paul Ehrlich Institute ("PEI"- the FDA of Germany) of a "Hospital Exemption" early access program under Section 4b of the German Drug Law. Under this...

New Imaging System Lights Up Tumors Using Scorpion Venom Protein And Laser
2014-02-26 10:42:27

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Cedars-Sinai animal study may lead to human trial of experimental, compact intraoperative device to aid removal of malignant brain tumors Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Neurosurgery have developed a unique, compact, relatively inexpensive imaging device to "light up" malignant brain tumors and other cancers. The experimental system consists of a special camera designed and developed at Cedars-Sinai...

2014-02-26 08:28:38

Interim clinical data to be presented at American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting on April 9, 2014 VANCOUVER, British Columbia and MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: DMPI) ("DelMar" and "DelMar Pharma") provided an update on the company's ongoing Phase I/II clinical trial for VAL-083 in recurrent glioblastoma (GBM). DelMar has completed enrollment of VAL-083 dose Cohort 5 and advanced to Cohort 6. DelMar...

2014-02-04 11:57:02

Largest-ever study of 20-year survival among pediatric low-grade glioma patients highlights radiation's association with higher mortality The first comprehensive, large-scale cohort study of the long-term survival of children treated for low-grade gliomas, the most common pediatric brain tumor, finds that almost 90 percent are alive 20 years later and that few die from the tumor as adults. However, children who received radiation as part of their treatment had significantly lower long-term...

2014-02-04 11:02:59

Presence of IDH1 mutation determines best treatment for malignant astrocytomas Astrocytomas are the most common malignant brain tumors. While most patients' tumors prove to be quite aggressive, outcomes overall can vary widely, with some patients surviving for many years. Now a new study has found that malignant astrocytoma patients whose tumors carry a specific genetic mutation benefit greatly from surgical removal of the largest possible amount of tumor. Preliminary results of the study...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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