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2014-06-16 08:29:32

The Lung-MAP trial uses a multi-drug, targeted screening approach to match patients with promising new cancer treatments based on their unique tumor profiles BETHESDA, Md., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique public-private collaboration among the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, SWOG Cancer Research, Friends of Cancer Research (Friends), the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), five pharmaceutical companies (Amgen,...

2014-06-11 16:27:29

St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center receives "exceptional" score from National Cancer Institute--highest rating awarded to cancer centers MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center has been renewed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), earning the highest possible score of "exceptional." St. Jude remains the first and only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center that is devoted...

2014-06-04 15:29:19

Albert Einstein College of Medicine The study was led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI)─designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and was published online today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI). "Tests assessing metastatic risk can help doctors identify which patients should receive aggressive therapy and which patients should be spared,"...

2014-05-30 08:25:14

Retrospective Analysis Demonstrates Survival Benefits for Patients with Stable and Progressive Disease after HD IL-2 in the Modern Era Suggesting Appropriate Drug Sequencing May Improve Outcomes CHICAGO, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Laboratories Inc. announced today that analysis of data from the PROCLAIM(SM) national patient registry retrospective cohort shows improved overall survival in metastatic RCC patients treated with high-dose Proleukin(®) (aldesleukin) in the...

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2014-05-18 03:00:47

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have a potential solution for how to more effectively kill tumor cells using cancer-killing viruses. The investigators report that trapping virus-loaded stem cells in a gel and applying them to tumors significantly improved survival in mice with glioblastoma multiforme, the most common brain tumor in human adults and also the most difficult to treat. The work, led by Khalid...

2014-05-07 08:46:51

Non-invasive focused ultrasound thermal therapy reduces pain from bone metastases When cancer progresses and spreads to the bone, patients often suffer debilitating pain. Now, a new phase III clinical trial shows that non-invasive magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound treatment that heats the cancer within the bone, relieves pain and improves function for most patients when other treatment options are limited. The results were published in the Journal of the National Cancer...

2014-04-30 10:32:38

Discovery raises hope for new methods to prevent the spread of HIV Researchers have discovered a new class of proteins capable of blocking the HIV virus from penetrating T-cells, raising hope that the proteins could be adapted for use in gels or sexual lubricants to provide a potent barrier against HIV infection. The proteins, called cnidarins, were found in a feathery coral collected in waters off Australia's northern coast. Researchers zeroed in on the proteins after screening...

2014-04-29 23:08:14

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) applauds Congress for its bipartisan support for prioritizing National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for Fiscal Year 2015 and its efforts to increase federal funding for cancer research. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 As Congress works to map their federal spending for Fiscal Year 2015, advocacy organizations and members of Congress alike have been announcing their funding priorities for next year. The Mesothelioma...

2014-04-18 23:03:46

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center has opened the Irving Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, a state-of-the-art facility for comprehensive bone marrow transplant (BMT) care. The new unit features 18 inpatient rooms, a high-tech nurses station for individual patient monitoring, and a specialized airflow system to help protect patients with weakened immune systems. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Irving Bone Marrow Transplant Unit Opens at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.