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2010-09-07 20:38:00

SAN MARINO, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation, a leader in the emerging field of targeted genetic medicine, reports the publication of a landmark paper in clinical oncology. Following up on its advanced U.S. Phase I/II clinical trials of Rexin-G in chemo-resistant metastatic pancreatic cancer (Molecular Therapy, 2010, 18: 435-441), which gained both Orphan Drug and FDA Fast Track Status, this new paper documents the molecular mechanisms-of-action of Rexin-G...

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2010-03-25 14:35:24

EPFL study reveals importance of relation between the lymphatic system and tumors A new mechanism explaining how tumors escape the body's natural immune surveillance has recently been discovered at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique F©d©rale de Lausanne) in Switzerland. The study shows how tumors can create a tolerant microenviroment and avoid attack by the immune system by mimicking key features of lymph nodes. The discovery, published in Science and in Science Express, online March 25,...

2009-10-29 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer is not strictly a "human" condition. As the No. 1 disease-related killer of dogs and cats, cancer claims millions of pets each year. This November, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, will seek to increase awareness about the prevalence, detection and treatment of pet cancer during its fifth annual Pet Cancer Awareness Month. To raise funds for pet cancer research, VPI has...

2009-07-10 08:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. and UPPSALA, Sweden, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and Oasmia Pharmaceutical have announced a multi-year agreement to market one of the first cancer medications for dogs. The chemotherapeutic agent, called Paccal(R) Vet (micellar paclitaxel), represents the first generation of treatments of its kind and is currently being studied to treat Grade II and Grade III canine mast cell tumors where curative surgery cannot be performed. Under the terms of...

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2009-06-03 14:35:00

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Pfizer Inc's Palladia, a cancer treatment drug designed for dogs. The announcement on Wednesday makes Palladia the first FDA-approved cancer therapy for dogs. Previous attempts at fighting cancer in dogs relied on drugs designed for humans, said Bernadette Dunham, director of FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine. "This cancer drug approval for dogs is an important step forward for veterinary medicine," Dunham said in a statement. "Today's...

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2009-06-03 09:32:53

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug developed specifically for the treatment of cancer in dogs. The FDA said Palladia (toceranib phosphate) has been approved to treat canine cutaneous mast cell tumors, a type of cancer responsible for about 1 of 5 cases of canine skin tumors. All cancer drugs currently used in veterinary medicine originally were developed for use in humans and are not approved for use in animals, the federal agency said. Cancer treatments used in...

2007-05-18 06:00:37

By Patnaik, Mrinal M; Rindos, Michelle; Kouides, Peter A; Tefferi, Ayalew; Pardanani, Animesh Context.-Systemic mastocytosis is characterized by abnormal growth and accumulation of neoplastic mast cells in various organs. The clinical presentation is varied and may include skin rash, symptoms related to release of mast cell mediators, and/or organopathy from involvement of bone, liver, spleen, bowel, or bone marrow. Objective.-To concisely review pathogenesis, disease classification,...

2005-08-25 11:37:15

RICHMOND, Va. (Aug. 24, 2005) "“ Virginia Commonwealth University immunologists studying mast cells, known to play a central role in asthma and allergic disease, have identified a hormone-like molecule that can kill these cells by programming them to die in studies with mice. The findings move researchers another step closer to understanding the life cycle of mast cells, and may help researchers develop new treatments for allergy and inflammatory responses in arthritis, multiple...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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