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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...

2013-12-13 09:37:18

A Phase I trial of endoxifen, an active metabolite of the cancer drug tamoxifen, indicates that the experimental drug is safe, with early evidence for anti-tumor activity, a Mayo Clinic study has found. The findings indicate that Z-endoxifen, co-developed by Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), may provide a new and better treatment for some women with estrogen positive breast cancer and, in particular, for those women who do not respond to tamoxifen and...

2013-12-09 23:21:19

Results from an ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group trial show the benefit of using the combination of docetaxel and ADT as initial treatment. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 Men suffering from highly advanced prostate cancer have new hope for longer survival times based on a recent clinical trial, the interim results of which were just announced by the National Institutes of Health. The findings suggest that physicians can immediately consider changing their clinical practice...

2013-12-03 23:25:07

The Meso Foundation congratulates Congresswomen Betty McCollum and Chellie Pingree for sending a letter to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives requesting they sign on to urge the National Cancer Institute to further mesothelioma research. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Yesterday, U.S. Congresswomen Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives asking them to join them in urging...

2013-11-19 11:57:42

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin [Cbl]) is essential for maintaining healthy bodily function but higher than normal levels (reference range 200-600 pmol/L) may indicate that a patient is at risk of developing certain cancers, according to a study published November 18 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Previous studies had suggested an association between high Cbl levels and specific cancers. To assess the association between high Cbl levels and risk of cancer of any type, Johan...


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