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2014-01-27 14:42:53

Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada and is responsible for about 30% of all deaths, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. Despite the urgent need for new and effective drugs, it remains extremely difficult to develop anti-cancer therapies in a timely way. Researchers in Ottawa looked at how to leverage current experimental therapies, in different combinations, to speed the fight against cancer. Scientific evidence suggests a specific combination approach is effective, as...

2014-01-15 10:42:21

Christopher Parsons, MD, Director of the HIV Malignancies Program at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, is the senior author of a paper that is the first to report that specialized fat (lipid) molecules, called sphingolipids, play a key role in the survival of aggressive lymphomas caused by viruses. The paper also reveals a new therapy for preventing production of sphingolipids by lymphoma cells, thereby killing these cells, which are often resistant to standard therapies. The study is...

2014-01-15 08:28:43

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MCET.OB) has filed a U.S. provisional patent application concerning composition of matter, biological targets, mechanism of action, methods and formulations to achieve targeted tumor cell death. This patent application describes a novel class of very small noncoding double stranded RNA molecules (VSRNAs) which interfere with the basic homeostatic cellular processes in tumor cells....

2014-01-08 12:28:55

SYDNEY, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viralytics Limited (ASX: VLA, OTCQX: VRACY) can report that the 54(th) late stage melanoma patient has been injected with CAVATAK(TM), thus achieving the major milestone of target enrolment in the US Phase 2 CALM trial. The Phase 2 trial is a single arm study being conducted at 11 US cancer clinics to investigate the safety and efficacy of intratumoral CAVATAK(TM) (Coxsackievirus A21) in patients with late stage malignant melanoma. Dr. Malcolm...

2013-12-27 12:22:29

Non-profit provides tens of millions in grants since founding by Barbara and Edward Netter in 2001 STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the potential of gene and cell therapy in fighting cancers grows and oncologists across the nation explore the burgeoning science, doctors have uncovered a stunning development - cancers can be treated using patients' own cells as a weapon, and can eliminate the harrowing, often debilitating effects of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. (Photo:...

2013-11-27 23:04:25

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) – a Stamford, CT-based non-profit devoted exclusively to treating and eradicating cancer with cell and gene therapies – has provided a $500,000 grant to combat glioblastoma, one of the most difficult types of brain cancer to treat. Visit http://www.ACGTFoundation.org. United States and Canada (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) – a Stamford, CT-based non-profit devoted exclusively to treating and eradicating...


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