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2011-06-03 12:26:56

Survival rates of wealthier patients and those younger than 70 with glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive malignant brain tumor, have improved since 2000, whereas rates for those living in poorer areas and older than 70 have remained stagnant, according to an abstract being presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital researchers on Saturday, June 4. (ABSTRACT #6089). The addition of concurrent and adjuvant...

2011-05-23 13:02:53

Although chemotherapy is used to kill cancer cells, it can also have a strong toxic effect on normal cells such as bone marrow and blood cells, often limiting the ability to use and manage the chemotherapy treatment. Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center reported at today's annual meeting of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy in Seattle that one possible approach to reduce this toxic effect on bone marrow cells is to modify the cells with a gene that makes them...

2011-05-19 13:50:31

RTOG reports on the largest trial to-date for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma demonstrating the importance and feasibility of prospective molecular analysis of tumor tissue although finding that patients received no additional benefit from dose-intensive temozolomide as compared to standard adjuvant temozolomide after combined temozolomide and radiotherapy. The integration of tumor analysis with the clinical trial and international collaboration, major components of this...

2011-05-19 11:04:16

Treatment was beneficial despite resistance to all standard therapeutic approaches A new treatment regimen for patients with metastatic colon cancer appears to offer clinical benefit even when used after multiple other treatments have failed, say research physicians at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of Georgetown University Medical Center. The research team found that combining a PARP inhibitor with chemotherapy (temozolomide) offers significant benefit in patients...

2011-03-17 18:24:00

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novocure announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Devices Advisory Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee voted (7 yes; 3 no; 2 abstain) that for patients with supra-tentorial glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) tumors that recur after maximal surgical and radiation treatments, there is reasonable assurance that the benefits of the NovoTTF-100A System (NovoTTF) outweigh its risks when administered as a...

2011-01-06 13:43:36

New research shows that loss of a gene called NFKBIA promotes the growth of glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and deadly form of brain cancer, and suggests that therapies that stabilize this gene may improve survival for certain glioblastoma patients. The study was published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine. "We show that NFKBIA status may be an independent predictor of survival in certain patients with glioblastoma," says senior coauthor Dr. Arnab Chakravarti, chair and...

2011-01-05 09:04:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The deletion of a gene called NFKBIA may cause glioblastoma, the most common and malignant brain cancer. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine recently discovered that the deletion of this gene, which is known to promote tumor development and resistance to therapy, was present in one out of every four glioblastoma cases. When NFKBIA is deleted, certain biochemical processes occur with striking similarity to an onset of glioblastoma, which often...

2010-12-23 16:54:43

A study fast-tracked for online publication Dec. 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine has identified an important gene deletion in up to one of every four cases of glioblastoma, the most common adult brain cancer. This deletion contributes to tumor development, promotes resistance to therapy and considerably worsens a patient's survival prospects. The deletion of the gene, known as NFKBIA, triggers biochemical processes similar to those resulting from a better-known aberration common in...

2010-11-22 00:30:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) announced the preliminary results of a phase II study of paclitaxel poliglumex (OPAXIO) combined with temozolomide (TMZ) and radiotherapy (RT) in patients with newly diagnosed high-grade gliomas. The study was presented by Drs. Suriya Jeyapalan, Heinrich Elinzano and Mark Goldman, Assistant Professors of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Brown University Oncology Group at the 2010 Scientific...

2010-11-19 13:56:41

Data presented today from a pivotal, phase III randomized clinical trial for patients with recurrent glioblastoma tumors suggest that Tumor Treating Fields (TTF) therapy may increase median survival time and improve quality of life scores compared to best standard of care chemotherapy. Professor Zvi Ram, chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, presented the data at the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) Annual Scientific Meeting. Physicians delivered the...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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