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2010-06-01 12:25:00

SAN MARINO, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation (www.epeiusbiotech.com) today announces the results of the clinical trial entitled "Advanced Phase I/II Evaluation of Tumor-Targeted Gene Delivery: Intravenous Rexin-G as Stand Alone Therapy for Chemotherapy-resistant Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma" at the ASCO Annual Meeting on June 8, 2010. The presentation will be discussed by Dr. Kristen N. Ganjoo, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto CA. STUDY...

2010-04-29 12:52:00

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA)'s Eighth Annual Fundraising Gala on Monday, April 26, raised more than $925,000, an all-time record for the non-profit group dedicated to increasing research that will find new and better therapies for patients with sarcoma, a rare connective tissue cancer. Funding from the Gala directly supports grants for sarcoma researchers and assists with education and advocacy initiatives on behalf of sarcoma...

2010-03-15 16:11:00

MADRID, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Centocor Ortho Biotech Products has informed PharmaMar SA (Grupo Zeltia, ZEL.MC) that the regulatory authorities in Israel, Panama and Ukraine have approved Yondelis(R) for advanced soft tissue sarcoma (STS) in adults. Furthermore, the authorities in Paraguay and Azerbaijan have approved the drug for platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer (ROC). Yondelis is already approved for STS in Paraguay and Azerbaijan. The European Commission approved...

2010-03-08 12:53:39

ESMO Conference on Sarcoma and GIST New breakthrough treatments for the most common cancers could soon come from cutting-edge research into some of the world's rarest tumors. At the ESMO Conference on Sarcoma and GIST, to be held in Milan, Italy, on 9 and 10 March 2010, researchers and some of the world's leading experts will discuss exciting new science on sarcomas"”a group of rare tumors found in muscle, blood vessels, deep skin tissues, nerves and the tissues around joints. Although...

2010-02-23 09:13:54

Dr. Tsz-Kwong Man, a researcher with the Texas Children's Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine, has a received a grant from the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative to study the function of a protein that may promote the spread of a common form of children's bone cancer called osteosarcoma. "This is a devastating cancer," said Man, principal investigator of the study. "Once the cancer spreads to other parts of the body, and it often does, it can be very aggressive and has poor survival...

2009-12-08 19:08:46

Benefit is not proven "“ use can only be justified within controlled clinical trials at present Due to a lack of suitable studies, it is unclear whether patients with soft tissue sarcoma can benefit from autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. With this type of therapy, some of the patient's own (autologous) stem cells are removed at a convenient time and generally re-implanted after a course of high-dose chemotherapy. At present, there is neither indication nor proof of...

2009-10-13 12:07:15

Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center showed for the first time that the loss or decreased expression of the tumor suppressor gene PTEN plays a central role in the malignant transformation of benign nerve tumors called neurofibromas into a malignant and extremely deadly form of sarcoma. The work, a collaboration between the Institute for Molecular Medicine, the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology and the cancer center's Sarcoma Program, could lead to the...

2009-09-22 08:10:20

Berlin, Germany: Patients with soft-tissue sarcomas at high risk of spreading were 30% more likely to be alive and cancer free almost three years after starting treatment if their tumors were heated at the time they received chemotherapy, according to new research. The finding bolsters the case for intensifying exploration of the strategy in other types of cancer. The study, which found that the addition of the innovative heat technique more than doubled the proportion of patients whose...

2009-08-31 08:52:30

U.S. scientists studying Ewing's sarcoma -- a type of bone cancer -- have found high levels of a specific protein can suppress chemotherapy effects. Researchers at the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute discovered some patients with Ewing's sarcoma -- which typically afflicts children and young adults -- have poor outcomes if their tumors have high levels of a protein known as GSTM4. Our research shows that GSTM4 is found in high levels among those patients where chemotherapy...

2009-08-31 09:37:59

 Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have shed new light on Ewing's sarcoma, an often deadly bone cancer that typically afflicts children and young adults. Their research shows that patients with poor outcomes have tumors with high levels of a protein known as GSTM4, which may suppress the effects of chemotherapy. The research is published online today in the journal Oncogene."Doctors and researchers have long known that certain Ewing's sarcoma...


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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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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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