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2014-07-28 23:05:11

National Brain Tumor Society connects biotech company to researchers’ technology. Hershey, PA & Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. (ITI) has entered into collaboration agreements with two researchers to further develop potential treatments for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and deadly malignant brain tumor, in combination with their patented vaccine platform, LAMP-vax. The agreements, recently executed by ITI and Duke University, are based...

2014-07-28 23:01:12

Discovery Accepted into NCI Drug Development Program for Clinical Trials Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 An estimated 68,000 women and men in the U.S. die each year from metastatic breast and prostate cancers – an aggressive form of the disease that occurs when the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the lungs, liver, bones, or brain. Now researchers at Drexel University College of Medicine have developed a compound directed at a target they identified that...

2014-07-28 16:27:12

FLINT, Mich., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, announced today that it has been selected as a provider of Zydelig(®) tablets. Zydelig was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on July 23, 2014 for the treatment of three B-cell blood cancers. "We are pleased to partner with Gilead and be included in the limited panel of distribution for Zydelig," said Gary Kadlec, R.Ph, President of Diplomat. "Our expertise in...

2014-07-28 13:22:50

Cancer Research UK Cancer Research UK scientists at Barts Cancer Institute have found that targeting a molecule in blood vessels can make cancer therapy significantly more effective, according to research published in Nature today (Sunday). The team at Barts Cancer Institute, part of Queen Mary University of London, have found that a molecule, called focal adhesion kinase (FAK), signals the body to repair itself after chemotherapy or radiotherapy, which kill cancer cells by damaging...

2014-07-28 12:28:51

Approval based on Phase 3 RESONATE data with statistically significant improvements in progression-free and overall survival HORSHAM, Pa., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for IMBRUVICA(®) (ibrutinib) capsules for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who have received at least one prior therapy.[1] The FDA also approved IMBRUVICA for CLL patients with del...

2014-07-28 10:35:17

Brigham and Women's Hospital Researchers demonstrate novel approach in cervical cancer prevention A study published online in the International Journal of Cancer earlier this month describes a novel approach to preventing cervical cancer based on findings showing successful reduction in the risk of cervical cancer after removal of a discrete population of cells in the cervix. The findings come from a study that looked at squamocolumnar junction cells, or SCJ cells. These cells...

2014-07-28 10:24:49

ACR Anxiety regarding inconclusive cancer screening test results among some patients is real and is only natural. However, as evidenced by Gareen et al, published July 25 in Cancer, the incidence and effects of anxiety associated with false positive or other results of computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening exams are far less than claimed by some in the medical community. “Unsubstantiated claims of systemic and harmful patient anxiety should now be put to rest and not...

2014-07-28 08:29:13

Latest Data Sweep from a 285 Patient Subgroup Shows An Impressive 57% Improvement in Overall Survival LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN) today announced updated results from its retrospective analysis of the Company's 701-patient HEAT Study of ThermoDox®, Celsion's proprietary heat-activated liposomal encapsulation of doxorubicin, in combination with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in primary liver cancer, also known as...

2014-07-28 00:21:20

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study finds that few adult survivors of childhood cancer follow a heart-healthy lifestyle that protects against heart disease, diabetes and other health problems MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study found that 73 percent of adult survivors of childhood cancer more than doubled their risk of developing metabolic syndrome and related health problems by failing to follow a...

2014-07-26 23:01:54

The Firm is investigating power morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine sarcomas and other cancers due to uterine morcellation. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 As morcellator lawsuits (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) continue to be filed in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that more doctors and patients are calling on federal health regulators to ban uterine morcellation. According to a report from The Chicago...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'