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2011-08-09 06:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) today announced the release of an updated Xpert® BCR-ABL Monitor test, now reporting results to the International Scale. The test is being released as a European CE IVD Mark product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. The test, which runs on Cepheid's GeneXpert® System, detects the BCR-ABL mRNA transcript in the peripheral blood of patients with...

2011-08-03 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Proacta Incorporated and Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 2267) today announced the expansion of their Collaborative Research, Development and Commercialization Agreement to also include Proacta's PR610 compound, a hypoxia-activated pro-drug for the treatment of cancer. Based on compelling pre-clinical data on PR610, the parties agreed to expand their existing collaboration to include PR610. The initial agreement, signed in February 2011, for...

2011-07-14 06:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Convergen LifeSciences, Inc. announced today that another United States Patent 7,977,468 has been awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office jointly to The University of Texas System Board of Regents and The Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The patent is one of 23 patents, pending or issued worldwide, licensed exclusively to Convergen LifeSciences, Inc. The patent covers CNVN202, a targeted molecular cancer therapy...

2011-07-06 04:00:00

Award to Recognize Luminaries in the Quest to Eradicate Lung Cancer SAN FRANCISCO, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (BJALCF) today announced the winner of the 2011 Addario Lectureship Award, which each year recognizes luminaries in the quest to eradicate Lung Cancer. The recipient will be honored at the 12th International Lung Cancer Congress in Carlsbad, California to be held on August 11-14, 2011. (Photo:...

2011-07-01 06:54:20

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ A new study reveals that cancer patients treated with the drugs sunitinib and sorafenib responded to the flu vaccine, which suggests the agents do not damage the immune system as much as previously feared. "The damage that chemotherapy does to normal, healthy cells as it treats cancer has been well documented, but the precise effect that the new class of targeted agents has on the immune system is less well known. This study helps us answer that question," Keith...

2011-06-29 12:12:54

Patients treated with sunitinib and sorafenib responded to the flu vaccine, which suggests the agents do not damage the immune system as much as previously feared, according to a study in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Keith Flaherty, M.D., director of developmental therapeutics at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a senior editor of Clinical Cancer Research, said the findings have broad implications beyond questions of patient...

2011-06-28 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Convergen LifeSciences, Inc. announced today that a United States Patent has been awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office jointly to The University of Texas System Board of Regents and The Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. U.S. Patent No. 7,902,441 is one of 23 patents, pending or issued worldwide, that Convergen LifeSciences, Inc. licenses exclusively from the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System....

2011-06-27 07:30:00

WALTHAM, Mass., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage epigenetics oncology company, today announced that data from two entinostat clinical trials both based on tumor reprogramming will be presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's (IASLC) 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer meeting (www.2011worldlungcancer.org) July 3 to 7 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. "The data presentations from both lung cancer programs at the...

2011-06-15 02:00:00

TUEBINGEN, Germany, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- igoommatics biotechnologies GmbH, a biopharmaceutical company developing advanced therapeutic vaccines that are active against cancer, announced today that the first patients have been vaccinated in the IMPRINT study, a pivotal Phase III trial with IMA901, the company's lead cancer vaccine for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The trial is designed to demonstrate the overall survival benefit of IMA901 in...

2011-06-14 13:44:47

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a particular form of leukemia or cancer of the bone marrow, which can be treated with targeted imatinib. However, in some cases this medicine has no effect. Researchers at the VIB Vesalius Research Centre, K.U. Leuven, under the direction of Peter Carmeliet, have investigated the role of placental growth factor (PlGF) in mice with CML. Blocking this growth factor increases the life expectancy of these mice, even in those resistant to imatinib. Chronic myeloid...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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