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2008-07-08 18:00:40

SAN MARINO, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announced that Rexin-G has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of osteosarcoma. Based on several criteria, including the rarity, seriousness, and current lack of effective therapies for metastatic osteosarcoma, as well as the scientific and medicinal merit of Rexin-G, the granting of Orphan Drug Status by the FDA validates the unique clinical...

2008-07-06 15:00:28

By Daniel Axelrod, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Jul. 6--TOBYHANNA -- Fifteen-year-old Alexandria "Xandi" Robbins' 5-foot-7-inch frame dropped from 300 to 125 pounds in the 16 months before she died in September at her Tobyhanna home. Former Tobyhanna resident Thomas Abramouski, 16, now of Moscow, was so tired and weak he fainted into his father's arms in March 2007. Doctors gave him a prosthetic knee. A few months later, surgeons stopped the crippling pain of Thomas' friend and...

2007-12-22 06:00:33

By Frattini, Jared C Sosa, Julie Ann; Carmack, Susanne; Robert, Marie E * Data from the nuclear reactor explosion in Chernobyl and the atomic bomb detonations in Hiroshima and Nagasaki demonstrated an association between ionizing radiation and tumoriogenesis. There is a significant association between external beam radiation and radiation-induced sarcoma. Sclerosing epithelioid fibrosarcoma is a rare form of malignant fibrosarcoma that is low grade and indolent with distinct...

2006-01-09 18:17:28

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hearing loss appears to be a significant and under-reported side effect of platinum-based drugs used to treat a variety of childhood cancers, according to researchers. As senior investigator Dr. Edward A. Neuwelt told Reuters Health, so-called "mild" hearing loss "has major impact on academic and social development in kids, is very common after platinum chemotherapy, and may be prevented using" drugs called "thiol oto-protectants" that do...

2005-12-19 14:36:26

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hearing loss may be more common than previously reported in children with cancer who have undergone chemotherapy with highly effective platinum-type drugs such as cisplatin and carboplatin, researchers report. "As pediatric patients experience improved survival, the effect and implications of high-frequency hearing loss with regard to academic achievement and speech and language development are important considerations, especially in...

2005-12-02 15:25:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although as many as 70 percent of patients who have the localized stage of the bone cancer osteosarcoma survive after surgery and chemotherapy, the overall survival rate after recurrence is less than 30 percent, researchers report. However, lead investigator Dr. Paul A. Meyers told Reuters Health, "the chances of survival are better for patients whose recurrence is detected after a longer interval from the completion of initial therapy and for patients whose...

2005-11-22 16:55:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Stem cells may cause some forms of bone cancer, University of Florida scientists report. The researchers are the first to identify a population of cells with characteristics of adult and embryonic stem cells in cultures derived from biopsies of patients' bone tumors. They describe their findings in this month's issue of the medical journal Neoplasia. "We're saying the cell of origin of these tumors may be very, very primitive," said C. Parker Gibbs, M.D., an associate...

2005-07-24 17:43:22

Inserting biopsy needles through the skin appears to be a safe and reliable alternative to surgery for obtaining diagnostic samples of a suspected solid tumor in children, according to results of a study by investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The technique, called percutaneous ("through the skin") core-needle biopsy, provides samples of tissue suitable for accurate initial diagnosis of a solid tumor, the researchers say. In addition, the findings contradict the belief of...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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