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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...

2011-12-08 23:18:58

Over the past quarter century in Australia, cancer incidence rates have increased while deaths from cancer have steadily decreased. Those are some of the findings of a recent study published early online in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. Compared with any other disease group, cancer has the greatest overall impact on Australians' health, with one in two Australians developing cancer and one in five dying from it before the age of 85. The Australian Institute of Health and...

2011-12-02 13:47:02

Men are three times more likely than women to develop a common form of skin cancer but medical science doesn´t know why. A new study may provide part of the answer.   Researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC — James) have found that male mice had lower levels of an important skin antioxidant than female mice and higher levels of certain cancer-linked...

2011-11-21 11:42:12

Certain patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may have an increased risk of skin cancer, which is intensified by the use of immunosuppressant medications, according to two new studies in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Immunosuppressants are commonly used in the treatment of IBD. In the first study, researchers found that both past and present exposure to thiopurines (a widely used class of immunosuppressants) significantly...

2011-11-21 08:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BARRX Medical Inc., a leader in developing minimally invasive medical devices used in conjunction with endoscopy to remove precancerous tissue from the gastrointestinal tract, announces today that they have signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Covidien. Covidien is a leading global provider of healthcare products and a worldwide leader in advanced energy-based devices. Covidien will acquire all of the outstanding capital stock of...

2011-11-20 08:00:00

The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters books and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting that researchers found that caffeine could be at the heart of a reduced risk for basal cell carcinoma risk due to consumption of coffee. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 20, 2011 The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters books and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press...

2011-11-15 09:56:05

An extraordinary breakthrough in understanding what stops a common form of skin cancer from developing could make new cancer treatments and prevention available to the public in five years. In research published today in the leading international cancer journal, Cancer Cell, an international team of scientists led by Professor Stephen Jane and Dr Charbel Darido of Monash University's Department of Medicine at the Alfred Hospital, has discovered a gene that helps protect the body from...

2011-11-14 22:43:30

A new study published this week suggests that a link may exist between radon exposure and non-melanoma skin cancer A new study published this week suggests that a link may exist between radon exposure and non-melanoma skin cancer. Researchers from the European Centre for Environment & Human Health (part of the Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry) have detected a connection following analysis of data on radon exposure and skin cancer cases from across southwest England. The...

2011-11-14 06:00:00

CALGARY, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) today announced that positive results from a Phase 2 clinical trial (REO 015) using intravenous administration of REOLYSIN(®) in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin in patients with advanced head and neck cancers will be presented at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics. The conference is being held in San...