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2010-10-18 07:40:00

The first research from the Breakthrough Generations Study could lead to a test to predict a woman's reproductive lifespan. The findings, published October 17 in Human Molecular Genetics, could have considerable impact on women in the UK and other western countries, where many start having children at a later age. Early menopause affects one in 20 UK women. The study from scientists at the University of Exeter Peninsula Medical School and The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), funded by The...

2010-07-29 06:30:00

CALGARY, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) ("Oncolytics" or the "Company") today announced its financial results and operational highlights for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. "We have recently passed a number of key milestones in our clinical program, most notably the opening of enrollment in our Phase 3 head and neck cancer study, the expansion of the study to other jurisdictions internationally, and the reporting of positive results from an...

2010-05-18 12:00:00

CALGARY, AB, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) announced today that a paper entitled "Two-Stage Phase I Dose-Escalation Study of Intratumoural Reovirus Type 3 Dearing and Palliative Radiotherapy in Patients with Advanced Cancers," has been published in the online version of the journal Clinical Cancer Research. The paper covers final results from a Phase Ia/Ib U.K. clinical trial (REO 006) investigating the intratumoural delivery of...

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2010-01-07 08:20:10

Mutations in the genome regulation machinery identified in clear cell renal cell carcinoma In a new study, scientists have searched for mutations in the gene regions of more than 100 kidney cancer samples, the largest number of samples from a single tumor type to be sequenced to date. Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is the most common type of kidney cancer, with 102,000 deaths worldwide each year. It is noteworthy because its pathology "“ all the visible clues to its nature...

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2009-12-17 08:55:00

Geneticists have recently finished analyzing the genomes of two different types of cancer cells, giving them the first complete genetic map of the devastating disease and marking a milestone in the history of cancer research. Working with melanoma and lung cancer cells, scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the United Kingdom were able to detect all genetic changes in the two rogue cells.  Because cancer cells are more or less normal human body cells that have undergone...

2009-12-16 07:00:00

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- IronKey, maker of the world's most secure flash drives, today announced that it is providing The Royal Marsden Hospital with its secure, managed USB flash drives to protect data in transit. The Royal Marsden encourages its staff to avoid carrying data on portable devices unless absolutely necessary. To avoid any ambiguity when they do, its policy states that it must be on an IronKey. The Royal Marsden is committed to promoting excellence in...

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2009-04-08 11:10:00

Deadly malignant melanoma has become the most common type of cancer among women in their 20s in the UK, according to the Cancer Research United Kingdom. The report estimates that 340 women under the age of 30 are diagnosed with malignant melanoma "“ the deadliest form of skin cancer "“ each year in the UK. That is nearly twice the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer. Skin cancer dethroned cervical cancer as the most common form of cancer in woman under 30. Melanoma is now...

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2009-04-07 07:45:29

New research from Britain finds that as much as 70 percent of melanoma cases may be spurred by a genetic mutation that causes cells to become cancerous after too much sun exposure.  The study, released Monday, could lead to improved treatments for melanoma, the most lethal form of skin cancer.  The disease is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of pigment-producing skin cells known as melanocytes. Scientists at Britain's Institute of Cancer Research found that the BRAF gene...

2008-10-23 15:00:28

CALGARY, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY) today announced that an abstract entitled "Phase I Trial of Oncolytic Reovirus (REOLYSIN(R)) in Combination with Carboplatin/Paclitaxel in Patients with Advanced Solid Cancers" will be available in the November/December issue of the Journal of Immunotherapy, the official journal of the International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer (iSBTc). The principal investigator for the trial is Dr. Kevin...

2008-10-14 06:00:36

By Christopher Mackie The grant is part of a GBP 50 million nationwide programme that will see funding given for imaging technology research undertaken in five UK universities. The money will be provided by Cancer Research UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), with research assistance coming from the Medical Research Council and the National Institute for Health. The investment will allow St Andrews researchers to carry out a five-year programme of...


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