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2014-05-01 08:34:14

MM-398 in Combination with 5-FU and Leucovorin Provides New Treatment Option for Patients Previously Treated with Gemcitabine MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is pleased to announce that today Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (Merrimack) reported a 1.9 month improvement in survival for patients treated with the combination of its drug, MM-398, with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and leucovorin. According to Merrimack, the NAPOLI-1...

2013-09-18 23:28:00

Medical experts from top Michigan hospitals collaborating as honorary co-chairs for this fifth annual event. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 More than 3,000 people will run and walk to raise funds and awareness about pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States, at PurpleStride Detroit 2013 on September 29, 2013 at the Detroit Zoo. The event will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the national organization creating hope in a...

2013-05-28 12:28:08

Seriously ill patients undergoing hemodialysis are more optimistic about their prognosis and prospects for transplants than their nephrologists, according to a study published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. The study also found that nephrologists rarely had discussed estimates of life-expectancy with their patients. Melissa W. Wachterman, M.D., M.P.H., from Veterans Affairs Boston Health Care System and colleagues compared patients' and physicians' expectations about one- and five-year...

2012-08-24 00:25:15

Data from the 1970s and 1980s show that people affected by cancer survived significantly longer in West Germany than cancer patients behind the Iron Curtain. Looking at a diagnosis period from 1984 to 1985 in the former German Democratic Republic, 28 percent of colorectal cancer patients, 46 percent of prostate cancer patients, and 52 percent of breast cancer patients survived the first five years after diagnosis. By contrast, 5-year survival rates for people in West Germany affected by these...

2012-08-24 00:19:47

Survival rate for African-American men now comparable to Caucasians, the Journal of Urology reports The routine use of prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing for screening and monitoring prostate cancer has led to early and more sensitive detection of the disease. A new study published in The Journal of Urology® reports that in the "PSA era," survival has improved for patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer that has spread to the bones or other parts of the body and the...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.