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2014-03-31 23:25:26

New research report “NSCLC Therapeutics in Asia-Pacific Markets to 2019 - Personalized Therapies Focus on Untapped Segment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma to Expand Treatment Pool” worked out by GBI Research is now available at MarketPublishers.com. According to the study, the APAC NSCLC market is predicted to post a 6.3% CAGR to amount to USD 2.9 billion by 2019. London, UK (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 As for 2012, the non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) market in the APAC region was evaluated...

2014-03-31 23:24:01

Mediaplanet’s campaign sheds light on advancements in treatment and technology of cancer care in the 21st century, providing a special focus on breast cancer awareness and advocacy. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 “Innovations in Cancer Care”, a cross-platform awareness campaign produced by Mediaplanet, launches today as a 12-page print publication within the San Francisco Chronicle and as a site distributed across a network of online platforms. The campaign will reach over...

2014-03-31 23:01:36

During the first week of April, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) will observe Asbestos Awareness Week while raising awareness of the deep damage inflicted by asbestos’ use and the overdue need for life-saving treatments and a cure for those who have already developed, or who will develop, mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer known to be caused by exposure to asbestos. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 During the first week of April, the Mesothelioma...

2014-03-31 12:10:17

Nearly half of patients with the most common form of adult leukemia are said to have normal chromosomes but appear instead to have a distinct pattern of genetic abnormalities that could better define their prognosis and treatment, researchers report. Using microarray technology that probes millions of genes within chromosomes, researchers found the unique pattern in the leukemia cells of 22 patients diagnosed with cytogenetically normal acute myelogenous leukemia, said Dr. Ravindra Kolhe,...

2014-03-31 09:54:57

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are developing a new predictive tool that could help patients with breast cancer and certain lung cancers decide whether follow-up treatments are likely to help. Dr. Jerry Shay, Vice Chairman and Professor of Cell Biology at UT Southwestern, led a three-year study on the effects of irradiation in a lung cancer-susceptible mouse model. When his team looked at gene expression changes in the mice, then applied them to humans with early stage cancer,...

2014-03-31 08:30:12

Agreement Will Accelerate Clinical Trial Research and Improve Patient Outcomes BLUE BELL, Pa., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United BioSource Corp. (UBC), a subsidiary of Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX), has been named the preferred oncology clinical research partner by RT Oncology Services Corp. (RainTree), the nation's leading community oncology alliance. The agreement seeks to improve patient care by accelerating clinical research in the U.S. UBC is a market leader in the design...

2014-03-31 08:29:56

BERGISCH GLADBACH, Germany, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) are announcing an extension of their existing collaboration in the field of proton therapy to offer patients more precise cancer treatments using intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT). Under the agreement, Varian will also supply technology and equipment to help meet a growing demand for clinical research and treatments at PSI. Proton therapy...

2014-03-31 08:28:39

Patients in Ontario and Atlantic Canada face significant challenges accessing oral medications due to their age, cancer type and where they live TORONTO, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - The CanCertainty Coalition - an unprecedented unification of more than 30 Canadian patient groups, physicians, and health charities today released a powerful video highlighting the significant challenges cancer patients in Ontario and Atlantic Canada face in accessing oral medications. The video's message...

2014-03-30 23:01:52

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation released today videos of scientific and community sessions and speeches from the 2014 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 Today, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) made available videos of sessions and presentations from its 2014 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. The videos feature an array of mesothelioma experts, including doctors, researchers,...

2014-03-29 23:01:54

A new study finds that a drug that kills bladder cancer cells with light works even better when another compound is added. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 The Chinese developers of a light-based treatment for bladder cancer say the treatment can be improved with the addition of a second drug. Click here to read the findings, which have just been posted on the Cancer Monthly website. Doctors in the Department of Urology at Fudan University in Shanghai have concluded that the...