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2014-07-01 16:30:23

Report Stems From National Grassroots Advocacy To Require New Strategic Plans Of Action To Address Deadliest Cancers WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the National Cancer Institute (NCI), led by Harold Varmus, MD, presented to Congress a scientific framework that lays out important steps needed to make advances in small cell lung cancer, one of the most lethal forms of the disease. The report, entitled "Scientific Framework for Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)" was...

Uncommon Antidepressants Could Become Cancer Treatments
2013-09-27 14:23:35

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two antidepressants that aren’t often prescribed to patients could soon be recommended to serve a completely different purpose; ward off small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). A new bioinformatics study has found these FDA-approved medications are molecularly predisposed to treat SCLC. By investigating the biochemical foundation of these medications, researchers may be able to repurpose the drug without the lengthy and expensive process...

2013-09-05 11:12:54

Treatment associated with 6-month improvement, even in patients older than 80 Although numerous randomized clinical trials have demonstrated a benefit of chemotherapy for patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), these trials have predominantly compared different chemotherapy regimens rather than comparing chemotherapy to best supportive care. Some of them included chest radiation or prophylactic cranial irradiation. Moreover, many trials excluded elderly patients. A recent...

2011-02-14 07:00:00

NEW YORK and SAN DIEGO, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaris Group (Polaris) and The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) today announced the enrollment of the first patient in a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating ADI-PEG 20 in the treatment of small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The trial, sponsored by LICR, is enrolling patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Duke University Medical Center and will soon commence at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London. This study will...

2010-06-15 14:20:21

MicroRNA study provides biomarker for survival in small cell lung cancer Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare have discovered a biomarker that could help in the treatment of patients with an aggressive type of lung cancer. Using a particular biomarker, researchers might better predict which patients with small cell lung cancer are resistant to existing drug...

2010-06-05 15:30:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative oncology therapies, today announced the full efficacy and safety data from its Phase 3 SPEAR (Study of Picoplatin Efficacy After Relapse) trial of picoplatin in the second-line treatment of small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Dr. Tudor Eliade Ciuleanu, M.D., Ph.D., of Institute of Oncology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania and an investigator for the SPEAR...

2010-03-24 07:30:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative oncology therapies, today announced a clinical and regulatory update on its lead product candidate, picoplatin. Following a detailed analysis of primary and updated data from the Phase 3 SPEAR study of picoplatin in small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and an evaluation of the ongoing New Drug Application (NDA) process with the U.S. Food...

2010-02-17 08:51:20

Findings identify an effective alternative to traditional treatment methods Research published in February's edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology investigates the utilization of surgery and the subsequent need for radiotherapy (RT) when treating stage I small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Traditionally, SCLC treatment regimes include chemotherapy and radiotherapy for limited stage disease; however, the study concludes that in selected patients with early stage disease a lobectomy (removal...

2009-07-17 07:59:57

Treating patients with thalidomide in combination with chemotherapy for small cell lung cancer (SCLC) did not improve their survival but did increase their risk of blood clots, according to a new study published online July 16 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Siow Ming Lee, M.D., of the Department of Oncology, University Hospital in London, and colleagues randomly assigned 724 SCLC patients to take either a placebo or thalidomide. Used in treating some other cancers,...

2009-05-05 07:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD) today announced that the independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC), after review of available information regarding the efficacy, safety and quality of trial conduct, recommends that the SPEAR (Study of Picoplatin Efficacy After Relapse) trial continue. The international, pivotal Phase 3 trial is evaluating the efficacy and safety of picoplatin in patients with small cell lung cancer...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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