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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,...

2011-12-12 15:34:18

Lymphoma and myeloma are both malignant diseases that arise from lymphocytes, a subset of blood cells, and commonly involve lymph nodes and the bone marrow. Although considerable progress has been made in the treatment of these diseases, they remain a significant challenge for patients and their hematologists. New research introducing unique treatment approaches and targets for lymphoma and myeloma will be presented today at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology....


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