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2008-12-11 06:30:00

CALGARY, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) announced today that it has exceeded the primary statistical endpoint in its multi-centre Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the intravenous administration of REOLYSIN(R) in patients with various sarcomas that have metastasized to the lung. "The proportion of patients on study with significant, durable, clinically meaningful responses is highly encouraging," said Dr. Frank Giles, Director...

2008-11-14 09:00:34

CALGARY, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY) announced today that a poster presentation authored by Dr. Anders Kolb of the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research entitled "Systemic Administration of REOLYSIN Inhibits Growth of Human Sarcoma Xenografts Alone and in Combination with Cisplatin and Radiation" is scheduled to be presented today at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS). The meeting is being...

2008-11-05 09:00:34

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 5, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BSD Medical Corporation (Nasdaq:BSDM) today announced that an article titled "Neoadjuvant Treatment of Locally Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Limbs: Which Treatment to Choose?" was published in The Oncologist (2008;13:175-186) by Peter Hohenberger and Wojciech M. Wysocki. The article reviewed different cancer treatment regimens for treating soft tissue sarcoma (a cancer that occurs in the connective tissues such as muscle), including...

2008-10-27 12:00:30

Infinity Pharmaceuticals, a cancer drug discovery and development company, has initiated a Phase III registration trial of IPI-504, its lead inhibitor of heat shock protein 90, in patients with refractory gastrointestinal stromal tumors. The Ring trial is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating approximately 200 patients with refractory gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) in over 20 countries and 50 sites worldwide. Patients whose tumors have grown despite...

2008-10-16 12:00:05

Ziopharm Oncology, a biopharmaceutical company, has announced that the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products has issued a positive opinion regarding the company's application for orphan medicinal product designation for palifosfamide in the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma. Palifosfamide, the active moiety of ifosfamide (IFOS), is a bi-functional alkylator that causes irreparable inter-strand DNA cross-linking, resulting in cell death. Palifosfamide is equal to...

2008-09-23 09:01:09

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 23, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BSD Medical Corp. (Nasdaq:BSDM) announced today that the addition of hyperthermia to chemotherapy was recommended as standard therapy for soft tissue sarcoma by the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the leading European professional medical oncology organization comprising a network of more than 5,000 oncology professionals in over 100 countries. The use of hyperthermia as standard treatment for soft tissue sarcomas was debated...

2008-09-16 09:00:15

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 16, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:THLDD), today announced that it has initiated a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of TH-302 in combination with doxorubicin in patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma. TH-302 is a proprietary Hypoxia-Activated Prodrug (HAP) that specifically targets tumor hypoxia. "The treatment of soft tissue sarcomas continues to be a difficult challenge. New therapeutic and novel agents are required to improve the...

2008-09-15 09:00:57

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 15, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BSD Medical Corporation (Nasdaq:BSDM) today reported that a new article in Current Option in Oncology (see 2008, 20:pages 438-443) highlights strong success from the use of the BSD-2000 manufactured by BSD Medical Corporation, in treating patients with high risk soft tissue sarcomas. Central to the article's review of sarcoma studies using the BSD-2000 is the results of a phase III study involving 341 randomized patients with high risk soft...

2008-09-05 09:00:37

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP), announced today that the first patient has been dosed in its international Phase II randomized controlled trial of palifosfamide (ZIO-201) in patients with soft-tissue sarcoma (STS): This is a Phase II multi-center, parallel group, randomized study of palIfosfamide plus doxorubicin versus doxorubiCin in subjects with unresectAble or metastatic Soft-tissue SarcOma (PICASSO). Approximately 100 evaluable subjects are expected to be enrolled in this...

2008-08-29 03:00:19

By Chotel, F Unnithan, A; Chandrasekar, C R; Parot, R; Jeys, L; Grimer, R J We have analysed the pattern of symptoms in patients presenting with synovial sarcoma to identify factors which led to long delays in diagnosis. In 35 children, the early symptoms and the results of clinical and radiological investigation were reviewed, along with the presumed diagnoses. The duration of symptoms was separated into patient delay and doctor delay. Only half of the patients had one or more of the four...


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2011-02-17 15:06:48

Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) one of seven currently known human cancer virus, is also the eighth human herpesvirus. Kaposi's sarcoma, caused by the virus, is common in AIDS patients, primary effusion lymphoma, and some types of multicentric Castelman's disease. Moritz Kaposi discovered the blood vessel tumor, in 1872, which would eventually be names Kaposi's sarcoma. It was originally though that KS was of Jewish and Mediterranean origins until it was found to be common...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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