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2011-02-28 13:46:00

SAN MARINO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Epeius Biotechnologies (www.epeiusbiotech.com) announced today that the U.S. FDA has granted Phase 3 status for the Company's lead anti-cancer agent, Rexin-G, the first, and so far only, targeted gene delivery system developed to seek out and destroy metastatic cancer. According to Dr. Maria Gordon, Chief Medical Officer of Epeius, "What this means, in terms of clinical development, is that the Rexin-G product, with its advanced GMP...

2011-02-18 13:36:55

11 educational videos document surgical techniques mastered by few surgeons in an effort to improve patient outcomes worldwide James C. Wittig, M.D., chief of the division of skin and sarcoma cancer at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center will present eleven different educational videos on innovative approaches to orthopedic oncology at the upcoming American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference. Dr. Wittig is known for inventing some of the most-used...

2010-10-25 16:06:03

Researchers have identified an important signaling pathway that, when blocked, significantly decreases the spread of pediatric bone cancer. In their study, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital in Houston found that blocking the Notch pathway in mice decreased metastases in the lungs 15-fold. The results of a series of pre-clinical studies were reported Sunday in an oral presentation at the 42nd Congress of the International Society of Pediatric...

2010-10-04 22:52:13

Nationally recognized orthopedic oncologist presents new surgical techniques to preserve bone and soft tissue in bone cancers James C. Wittig, M.D. and colleagues will conduct a total of eight research presentations at the upcoming 96th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons and the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Wittig, an orthopedic oncologist with extensive experience in performing limb-sparing surgeries, is Chief of the...

2010-10-04 12:27:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- James C. Wittig, M.D. and colleagues will conduct a total of eight research presentations at the upcoming 96th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons and the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Wittig, an orthopedic oncologist with extensive experience in performing limb-sparing surgeries, is Chief of the Division of Skin and Sarcoma Cancer of the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack...

2010-08-06 14:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bone and Cancer Foundation (BCF) is announcing the publishing of two new patient publications on Pain Management and Physical Therapy and other Rehabilitation Therapies. Other publication topics include: Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Lung Cancer, Osteonecrosis of the Jaw, Vitamin D, Surgery, Myeloma and Osteosarcoma. All publications are available free of charge, both in print and online. www.boneandcancerfoundation.org offers new resources for...

2010-07-08 18:00:00

HIGH WYCOMBE, England, July 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - In a draft appraisal the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has refused to recommend the first treatment shown to improve survival in childhood bone cancer (osteosarcoma) in more than 20 years(1,2) - Data shows Mepact(R) (mifamurtide) reduces the risk of death by almost one third when added to standard chemotherapy treatment, compared with chemotherapy alone(3) -...

2010-04-30 08:00:00

WILTON, Conn., and SAN DIEGO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer is the number-one disease-related cause of death among dogs and cats. For the month of May, PETCO and Blue Buffalo are partnering to raise awareness and funds to fight this devastating disease. The goal this year is to raise $1,000,000 with 100 percent of the donations going to the Morris Animal Foundation to fund research and finding a cure. Throughout Pet Cancer Awareness (PCA) month, pet parents can make donations to the...

2010-04-29 12:52:00

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA)'s Eighth Annual Fundraising Gala on Monday, April 26, raised more than $925,000, an all-time record for the non-profit group dedicated to increasing research that will find new and better therapies for patients with sarcoma, a rare connective tissue cancer. Funding from the Gala directly supports grants for sarcoma researchers and assists with education and advocacy initiatives on behalf of sarcoma...

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2010-04-16 09:40:00

Nine-year-old Morgan LaRue is the first cancer patient in Texas to benefit from a groundbreaking procedure that will magnetically lengthen her leg, sparing her the possibility of up to 10 future surgeries as her body grows.  The implant and extension took place at Texas Children's Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. On March 29, 2010, Morgan lost a portion of the bone in her upper leg to osteosarcoma (bone cancer) and was facing the potential of numerous surgeries in order to keep her left...