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2014-01-16 08:27:06

Enables physicians and patients to proactively avoid toxicities from treatments unlikely to provide benefit SAN FRANCISCO, Jan.16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Castle Biosciences today announced that study results of a proprietary predictive test for esophageal cancer demonstrated strong accuracy and specificity in identifying patients who are likely to have tumors that are extremely resistant to standard pre-surgical treatment of chemotherapy and radiation. Data from this second...

2013-12-11 12:02:49

Results from the initial analysis of event-free and overall survival for patients enrolled in the randomized, phase III Neoadjuvant Lapatinib and/or Trastuzumab Treatment Optimization (NeoALTTO) trial are to be presented here at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 10–14. "NeoALTTO is a randomized, phase III clinical trial evaluating whether a combination of two HER2-targeted therapies, trastuzumab and lapatinib, given with standard paclitaxel chemotherapy before...

2010-04-21 06:46:45

In research published this week in PLoS Medicine, Jörg Kleeff from Technische Universität Mnchen, and colleagues suggest that patients with apparently locally non-resectable tumors should be included in neoadjuvant protocols. The authors systematically reviewed studies concerning the effects of neoadjuvant therapy on tumor response, toxicity, resection, and survival percentages in pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related...


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.