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2014-06-30 13:06:13

European Society for Medical Oncology ESMO 16 World GI Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer The new combination agent TAS-102 is able to improve overall survival compared to placebo in patients whose metastatic colorectal cancer is refractory to standard therapies, researchers said at the ESMO 16th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer in Barcelona. "Around 50% of patients with colorectal cancer develop metastases but eventually many of them do not respond to standard therapies,"...

2014-05-31 08:21:10

Study Shows Improved Survival Benefit in Panitumumab Arm THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced results from the Phase 2 PEAK study that reinforce the improved overall survival (OS) benefit of panitumumab (Vectibix(®)) when used in combination with FOLFOX, an oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy regimen, compared to bevacizumab (Avastin(®)) plus FOLFOX as first-line treatment in patients with wild-type RAS metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). The...

2014-05-27 16:25:23

New Data Reinforces Commitment to Personalized Medicine and Highlights Advances in Immunotherapy Platform THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and its subsidiary Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced data from several studies of both pipeline and marketed products will be presented at the 50(th) Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) being held May 30-June 3 in Chicago. The research that will...

2014-05-23 16:24:12

Vectibix is the First and Only Biologic to Offer Significant Survival Benefit as a First-Line Treatment with FOLFOX Chemotherapy for Patients with Wild-Type KRAS Metastatic Colorectal Cancer THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vectibix(® )(panitumumab) for use in combination with FOLFOX, an oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy regimen, as first-line treatment in patients with...

2014-04-01 13:06:26

Bottom Line: Taking low doses of aspirin (which inhibits platelet function) after a colon cancer diagnosis appears to be associated with better survival if the tumor cells express HLA class I antigen. Author: Marlies S. Reimers, M.D., Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands, and colleagues. Background: Prior research has suggested aspirin use after a colorectal cancer diagnosis might improve survival. Although the precise mechanism of aspirin's anti-cancer effect is unknown,...

2013-11-06 13:45:35

Long term results of the randomized phase III EORTC intergroup trial 40983 were recently reported in The Lancet Oncology. The observed 4.1% difference in overall survival at five years for patients with initially resectable liver metastases from colorectal cancer was not significant for perioperative chemotherapy with FOLFOX4 (folinic acid, fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin) compared with surgery alone. Earlier results of this same trial had shown that perioperative chemotherapy with FOLFOX4...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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