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2014-02-25 12:27:33

Seeking Innovation Ideas to Improve Patient Quality of Life CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, a medical device incubator and online resource for people passionate about healthcare innovation, is conducting a worldwide innovation search for ideas to improve stoma management and the quality of life for patients following a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy procedure. The search aligns with National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March as ostomy...

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2014-02-24 04:58:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online High-dose supplementation with both the trace element selenium and vitamin E can increase the risk of prostate cancer in some men, according to a new multi-center study appearing in Friday’s edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study, which was led by Dr. Alan Kristal of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, found that vitamin E could heighten the risk in men with low baseline selenium levels, while...

2014-02-03 23:02:17

Ibrutinib, a small molecule inhibitor of Bruton’s tyrosine kinase, will be investigated in combination with rituximab by the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group in its latest clinical trial, E1912. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN) announced today that it has activated E1912, a randomized phase III clinical trial to evaluate the ability of the combination of ibrutinib and rituximab to prolong progression-free survival in previously...

2014-02-03 08:20:14

Cadillac is Host Sponsor for dinner to raise money for chemotherapy unit renovation DETROIT, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Motors Foundation is donating $400,000 to support cancer research conducted by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. The grant celebrates Karmanos' 32(nd) Annual Dinner and brings to nearly $7.3 million the combined contributions from the GM Foundation and GM over the last 17 years. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140203/DE57300 )...

2014-01-31 23:24:23

OriGene Technologies, Inc. (“OriGene”), one of the industry leaders in producing genome wide products for research and diagnostic applications, has been awarded a contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to develop high affinity anti-peptide antibodies for SISCAPA assays. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Stable Isotope Standards and Capture by Anti-Peptide Antibodies (SISCAPA), an approach developed by Dr. Leigh Anderson, is a novel technology that can achieve high...

2014-01-30 23:04:31

The Meso Foundation commends nineteen Members of the House of Representatives, led by Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME), for sending a letter to the Director of the National Cancer Institute urging him to further progress in mesothelioma research. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 On January 10, 2014, nineteen Members of the United State House of Representatives sent a letter to the Director of the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Harold Varmus, urging him to focus on...

2014-01-22 23:04:38

Allegheny Health Network and Johns Hopkins Medicine announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to seek to establish a formal affiliation between Allegheny and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, for clinical collaborations, medical education, and a broad range of cancer research initiatives. Pittsburgh, PA/Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Allegheny Health Network and Johns Hopkins...

2014-01-09 23:01:40

Blinatumomab, the first BiTE® antibody to be developed for the treatment of cancer, is being investigated by the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group in its latest trial, E1910. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN) announced today that it has activated E1910, a randomized phase III clinical trial comparing overall survival after treatment with blinatumomab in combination with chemotherapy vs. chemotherapy alone in adults aged 35 to...

2014-01-07 10:42:10

Using a nomogram that incorporates age, Gleason score, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level at diagnosis, individual risks that a screen-detected prostate cancer has been overdiagnosed can be estimated, according to a new study published January 6 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The authors used a standard definition of overdiagnosis to refer to a cancer that would not have become symptomatic or clinically identifiable if it had not been detected by screening....

2013-12-17 11:27:33

The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, covering the period 1975–2010, showed death rates for lung cancer, which accounts for more than one in four cancer deaths, dropping at a faster pace than in previous years. The recent larger drop in lung cancer deaths is likely the result of decreased cigarette smoking prevalence over many years, and is now being reflected in mortality trends.  The lung cancer death rate decline, as well as declines in colorectal, breast, and...