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2012-01-27 10:28:59

Nearly 12,000 people will die of head and neck cancer in the United States this year and worldwide cases will exceed half a million. A study published this week in the journal Carcinogenesis shows that in both cell lines and mouse models, grape seed extract (GSE) kills head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells, while leaving healthy cells unharmed. “It´s a rather dramatic effect,” says Rajesh Agarwal, PhD, investigator at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and...

2012-01-26 02:00:00

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, January 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LEO Pharma today announced that Picato(R) (ingenol mebutate) gel (0.015%, 0.05%) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment for actinic keratoses (AK) on the face, scalp, trunk and extremities. Picato(R) gel is a once-daily, field-directed topical treatment for AK, a potential precursor to non-melanoma skin cancer caused by cumulative sun exposure. Treatment with Picato(R) gel is completed...

2012-01-25 07:02:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LEO Pharma announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Picato® (ingenol mebutate) gel (0.015%, 0.05%) for the topical treatment of actinic keratosis (AK). AK is a precancerous condition caused by cumulative sun exposure that has the potential to progress to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the second most common type of skin cancer.[1],[2] Picato® 0.015% gel is used once daily on the face and scalp...

2012-01-23 10:12:00

BRONX, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (http://www.einstein.yu.edu/) of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center (http://www.montefiore.org/), the University Hospital for Einstein, have found a biomarker in head and neck cancers that can predict whether a patient's tumor will be life threatening. The biomarker is considered particularly promising because it can detect the level of risk immediately following...

2012-01-19 10:16:46

Drug used to treat melanoma with 1 mutation sets off a cascade that results in a different type of skin cancer in cells with another mutation Patients with metastatic melanoma taking the recently approved drug vemurafenib (Zelboraf®) responded well to the twice daily pill, but some of them developed a different, secondary skin cancer. Now, researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, working with investigators from the Institute of Cancer Research in London, Roche and...

2012-01-16 15:18:18

Independent of other factors, such as smoking history and HPV status, matted lymph nodes appear to signal increased chance of oropharyngeal cancer spreading to other parts of the body Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have found a new indicator that may predict which patients with a common type of throat cancer are most likely have the cancer spread to other parts of their bodies. Patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma who had "matted" lymph nodes...

2012-01-16 08:03:00

Independent of other factors, such as smoking history and HPV status, matted lymph nodes appear to signal increased chance of oropharyngeal cancer spreading to other parts of the body ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have found a new indicator that may predict which patients with a common type of throat cancer are most likely have the cancer spread to other parts of their bodies. Patients with...

2012-01-05 09:15:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- George Miller developed an ulcer on his bottom lip that began to bleed. His doctor sent cell scrapings to a pathologist, and diagnosed Miller with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). According to TMD Limited, a medical tourism company, squamous cell carcinoma is the 2(nd) most common cancer in humans and other animals. Squamous cell cancers can occur on the skin, lips, mouth, esophagus, bladder, prostate, lung, vagina and cervix. In...

2011-12-14 09:35:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Biologics, Inc., a privately held specialty bio-pharmaceutical company announced today that it has obtained approval for an Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) for their product PHOTOFRIN® (porfimer sodium) as adjuvant therapy to surgery in the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a form of cancer affecting the lining of the lungs. It is a rare, highly aggressive and...

2011-12-10 01:11:39

Women who have non-melanoma skin cancers are more likely to have smoked cigarettes compared to women without skin cancer, said researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., who published study results in a recent issue of Cancer Causes Control. The study investigated the relationship between cigarette smoking and non-melanoma skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC). Smoking histories were assessed and compared between patients diagnosed...