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2010-06-02 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company, announced that it will report new data on its proprietary oncology diagnostic platform, a novel technology that forms the basis of the Company's recently announced collaboration with Bayer Schering Pharma AG. The new data will be highlighted in three separate presentations at the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago: Analysis of...

2010-06-01 14:48:04

Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers will present three abstracts at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) that demonstrate progress in the use of the R.E.N.A.L. Nephrometry Scoring to characterize renal mass anatomy and allow standardization of surgical decision-making and comparison of outcomes in patients with kidney cancers. Alexander Kutikov, M.D., working with Robert G. Uzzo, M.D., F.A.C.S., chairman of surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, will...

2010-05-28 17:51:22

Small but decisive study highlights differences in clear- and non-clear cell subtypes Of the more than 38,000 Americans diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) each year, approximately 20 percent have non-clear cell forms of the disease. New findings shows that a non-clear cell form of kidney cancer known as papillary RCC, which accounts for 12 percent of all RCC, responds differently to sunitinib "“ a standard frontline treatment for RCC. In a small but decisive Phase II trial, the...

2010-05-20 17:01:00

WAYNE, N.J. and EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that more than 70 studies evaluating the use of Nexavar® (sorafenib) tablets will be presented at the 2010 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago. "Bayer and Onyx are encouraged by the number and breadth of studies involving Nexavar that are being presented at ASCO," said...

2010-05-20 07:00:00

NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pfizer Oncology (NYSE: PFE) will present new data highlighting the company's focused approach to cancer drug development through the identification and validation of molecular targets. These results will be presented at the 46th Annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago from June 4-8. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100416/PFIZERLOGO ) "Pfizer Oncology is committed to applying discoveries from cancer...

2010-05-11 16:28:00

EDMONTON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ - IMBiotechnologies Ltd. ("IMBio"), a privately held biotechnology company focused on developing medical device products for use in the area of embolotherapy, today announced that it has received regulatory concurrence from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its lead product, Occlusin(R) 500 Artificial Embolization Device (OCL 500) in the U.S. for the treatment of unresectable/inoperable hypervascularized tumours. IMBio filed the...

2010-05-10 07:49:31

A new study indicates that patients aged 75 years or older who have confined kidney tumors do not live longer if they have their entire kidney removed. The research reveals that these patients typically have other medical problems of greater significance and that many should receive more conservative cancer-related care, such as observation or treatments that spare the noncancerous parts of their kidneys. The study is published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American...

2010-05-06 13:47:00

While previous research had suggested that drinking milk was related to factors that may increase the risk of renal cell cancer, results of a recent study exploiting the genetic contribution to variation in milk consumption suggest that this may not be the case. "The data in this study provide no concrete evidence of a need to alter milk drinking in any way," said lead researcher Nicholas Timpson, Ph.D., lecturer in genetic epidemiology at the MRC CAiTE Center in the department of social...

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2010-04-07 13:48:12

Studying patients with kidney cancer, a team of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified a pair of proteins excreted in the urine that could lead to earlier and more accurate diagnosis of the disease. The research, published online in the May issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, is the first to identify proteins secreted in urine that appear to accurately reveal the presence of about 90 percent of all kidney cancers. Currently, there is no diagnostic...

2010-03-08 12:39:55

According to a new study, men employed in occupations with potential exposure to high levels of sunlight have a reduced risk of kidney cancer compared with men who were less likely to be exposed to sunlight at work. The study did not find an association between occupational sunlight exposure and kidney cancer risk in women. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study is the largest case-control study of kidney cancer to investigate the...


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