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2009-10-08 11:07:23

UH Case Medical Center study in JCO reinforces focus on personalized treatment for patients based on ethnicity Clinical research out of University Hospitals Case Medical Center has found that African Americans with a common form of lung cancer have a lower frequency of drug-sensitizing genetic mutations, which may impact response to new cancer-fighting drugs. Published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the study by Rom Leidner, MD, and colleagues report that ethnicity plays a...

2009-09-08 14:53:04

Use of the molecularly targeted agent lapatinib to delay tumor growth and improve the survival of patients with inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma, or liver cancer, only benefited certain subgroups of patients. While results of this study were largely negative, patients that exhibited toxicity from the drug in the form of a skin rash appeared to have a greater tumor response and longer survival. Findings of this phase II, multi-institutional study are published in Clinical Cancer Research, a...

2009-09-08 09:07:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors http://www.reportlinker.com/p0131227/Small-Molecule-Kinase-Inhibitors.html This report analyzes the Global Market for Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors in Millions of US$ by the following Product Segments: Gleevec/Glivec, Tarceva, Sutent, Nexavar, Sprycel, Iressa, Tykerb/Tyverb, and Others. Annual forecasts are provided for the...

2009-09-08 10:15:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Lung Cancer Therapeutics http://www.reportlinker.com/p0131247/Lung-Cancer-Therapeutics.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets (Annual Revenues) for Lung Cancer Therapeutics in Millions of US$. The US market for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer treatment is further analyzed by: Chemotherapy Drugs, and Targeted Drugs. The report provides separate comprehensive...

2009-08-05 22:41:00

SYDNEY, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising public awareness of breast cancer and available treatments have increased revenues in the breast cancer therapeutics market in Australia. As the most common cancer diagnosed in Australia's female population, the total number of breast cancer patients in the country was 164,814 in 2008. This figure is estimated to reach 304,511 patients by 2013. Globally, breast cancer is second to lung cancer as the cause of death among women. (Logo:...

2009-08-03 07:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim announced today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's 13th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), San Francisco, CA, the initiation of a Phase III clinical study of BIBW 2992 as first-line treatment in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations. BIBW 2992 is the first orally-administered irreversible dual inhibitor of EGFR and HER2,(1) to reach...

2009-08-02 12:39:45

Previously untreated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients over the age of 70 respond well to a combination of bevacizumab and erlotinib, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers reported today at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. "Based on our initial data, the combination appears to be well tolerated and efficacious, though we'll have to wait and see the final results," says Hossein Borghaei, D.O., medical oncologist at Fox Chase, who led the...

2009-08-02 12:37:18

Non-small cell lung cancer patients who have progressed on a cetuximab-containing regimen may respond to erlotinib, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers reported today at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Both cetuximab (Erbitux) and erlotinib (Tarceva) inhibit the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and the assumption has been that once a patient progresses on one EGFR inhibitor they will not respond to another EGFR inhibitor. The new data...

2009-07-30 07:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced the company has submitted a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) for an investigational drug, vandetanib 100 mg for use in combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer in patients previously treated with one prior anti-cancer therapy. The...

2009-07-27 15:20:00

The cause of lung cancer in never-smokers is poorly understood, but a study led by investigators at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and at the National Cancer Institute has identified a molecule believed to play an early and important role in its development.The findings, published online recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may lead to improved therapy for lung cancer in both never-smokers and smokers, including those with tumors resistant to...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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