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2012-01-18 13:33:17

New research into the treatment, prognosis and early detection of gastrointestinal cancers was released today in advance of the ninth annual Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium being held January 19-21, 2012, at The Moscone West Building in San Francisco, Calif. Four important studies were highlighted today in a live presscast: 1)Biomarkers Promising for Detecting Barrett's Esophagus Patients at High Risk for Esophageal Cancer: Newly found biomarkers could eventually improve early...

2011-11-30 10:45:17

Combination treatment with octreotide shows improved results in tumors associated with carcinoid syndrome Combination treatment with everolimus, an inhibitor of the mammalian target rapamycin (mTOR), and octreotide has shown to improve progression-free survival for patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors and a history of carcinoid syndrome, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Results of the international, randomized, placebo-controlled...

2011-11-17 10:20:06

A recent report in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that a new treatment may be on the horizon for neuroendocrine prostate cancers, the most lethal subtype of this disease. Mark Rubin, M.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, said although fewer than 2 percent of men with prostate cancer present with neuroendocrine prostate cancer, the more common prostate adenocarcinoma can also evolve into...

2011-11-17 10:18:10

Weill Cornell physician-scientists say this vulnerability can be attacked by a targeted drug already in clinical trials to treat other types of cancers An international team of researchers led by clinicians at Weill Cornell Medical College have discovered a genetic Achilles' heel in an aggressive type of prostate cancer -- a vulnerability they say can be attacked by a targeted drug that is already in clinical trials to treat other types of cancers. In today's issue of Cancer Discovery,...

2011-10-14 13:25:00

CCAN sees an urgent need to generate publicity and financial support used in the fight to cure neuroendocrine cancers, such as the Neuroendocrine Islet Cell Cancer of the pancreas that claimed the life of Apple founder Steve Jobs. North Bellmore, New York (PRWEB) October 14, 2011 The Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network, a non-profit patient advocacy group that provides support for cancer patients, has announced their 3rd Annual Zebra Walk and 8th Annual Gala. These are key events for...


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