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2012-02-07 12:08:41

Treatment with three relatively new "targeted" cancer drugs has been linked to a slightly elevated chance of fatal side effects, according to a new analysis led by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. They added that the risk remains low, but should be taken into account by physicians and patients. The incidence of fatal complications was 1.5 percent in patients who received any of the three drugs, which block the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) tyrosine kinase receptors...

2012-01-30 18:10:00

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy selected as one of the limited number of specialty pharmacies with access to this advanced renal cell carcinoma second line therapy. Altamonte Springs, Florida (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy (BioPlus), one of the nation´s leading specialty pharmacies, has launched axitinib (brand name: Inlyta, from Pfizer), a new cancer drug just approved by the FDA. BioPlus is pleased to be one of the small number of specialty pharmacies with access to...

2012-01-10 11:32:25

Sorafenib was effective in patients with non-small cell lung cancer and a KRAS mutation, but survival rates were reportedly "unsatisfactory," according to data presented at the AACR-IASLC Joint Conference on Molecular Origins of Lung Cancer: Biology, Therapy and Personalized Medicine, held Jan. 8-11, 2012. Patients with lung cancer and a KRAS mutation are believed to have a poor prognosis and may not benefit from treatment with epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors,...


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.