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2014-09-29 08:31:43

Expansion of Collaboration Enables Identification of Optimal Patient Profiles and Combination Strategies for APTO-253 SAN DIEGO, CA AND TORONTO, ON; PORTLAND, OR AND WHITE PLAINS, NY, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Aptose Biosciences Inc. (TSX: APS), a clinical-stage company developing new therapeutics and molecular diagnostics that target the underlying mechanisms of cancer, the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and The Leukemia &...

2014-09-22 23:10:40

New survey conducted by CML-IQ highlights need for CML awareness and increased resources for patients. Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Today has been designated World CML Day to broaden understanding of chronic myelogenous leukemia, a form of blood cancer that affects approximately 5,000 Canadians. In most cases, CML is caused by a mutation affecting chromosomes 22 and 9. So that date – 22/9 – has become a powerful symbol as the worldwide community unites to raise...

2014-09-22 08:29:14

FDA Submission Reinforces Commitment to Addressing Significant Unmet Needs for Patients With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, an Aggressive Cancer With Limited Treatment Options THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval for its investigational bispecific T cell engager (BiTE(®)) antibody construct, blinatumomab. The BLA is...

2014-09-12 23:05:19

North Texas Indoor Trampoline Park to Help Raise Money During the 2014-2015 School Year Frisco, Texas (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Leukemia, the most common cancer in children under the age of 20 years old, affects about 4,103 school aged children every year in the US alone. For youth and their families, the diagnosis can be both mentally and financially crushing. In an effort to decrease these hardships and incentivize students to raise money for the cause, Urban Air Trampoline Park is...

2014-09-10 12:24:59

Thousands to Walk to Raise Funds for Blood Cancer Research SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Northern California Chapter will be kicking off its 2014 Light The Night(®) Walk campaign with the San Francisco Walk on September 23, 2014 at 5 p.m. PT at AT&T Park. The Light The Night Walk is a powerful and unique fundraising campaign from LLS, which brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer...

2014-09-03 12:26:23

Leukemia Cup Regatta to Take Place September 20-21 at The San Francisco Yacht Club SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Greater Bay Area Chapter will be hosting its ninth annual Leukemia Cup Regatta on September 20-21, 2014 at The San Francisco Yacht Club (SFYC) in Belvedere, Calif. The event will begin with the VIP Dinner on September 20 with special guest speaker Wendy Schmidt, president of the Schmidt Family Foundation...

2014-08-28 08:27:53

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and OncoPep have entered a partnership to advance an experimental cancer vaccine to treat patients with smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM), an asymptomatic stage of myeloma. The partnership is through LLS's Therapy Acceleration Program® (TAP), through which LLS forges collaborations with biotechnology companies to help bring therapies to patients faster. OncoPep is developing a...

2014-08-27 08:27:52

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to Raise $300,000 during September, Blood Cancer Awareness Month WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every three minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed. More than 1.1 million Americans are living with, or in remission from, these diseases. Certain forms of these diseases are the most common types of cancer in children and adolescents younger than 20 years. Almost 150,000 Americans will be diagnosed with these cancers this year. There are few,...

2014-08-06 16:28:52

Participants to Produce Strategic Roadmap for Accelerating Lymphoma Treatment Advances WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional organization dedicated to the causes and treatments of blood disorders, will hold its first ASH Meeting on Lymphoma Biology, a meeting focused on furthering the treatment of lymphoma, August 10-13 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. More than 350 lymphoma experts from around the...

2014-07-28 12:28:51

Approval based on Phase 3 RESONATE data with statistically significant improvements in progression-free and overall survival HORSHAM, Pa., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for IMBRUVICA(®) (ibrutinib) capsules for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who have received at least one prior therapy.[1] The FDA also approved IMBRUVICA for CLL patients with del...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'