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Promising Results From Pilot Study For AMD
2013-06-18 13:40:01

University of Iowa There is no cure for age-related macular degeneration, an eye disease that is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in older Americans. Last year, the National Institutes of Health reported that two drugs injected into the eyes, Avastin and Lucentis, eased symptoms for sufferers, especially those in the advanced, “wet” stage of the disease, when blood vessels in the eye become swollen and leak fluids in the eye. Yet for some AMD patients, the two...

2013-06-03 10:48:37

Results of a randomized phase III clinical trial conducted by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) determined that adding bevacizumab to initial treatment for glioblastoma (GBM) did not improve patient overall survival or progression-free survival. Results were reported June 2 during the plenary session of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2013 Annual Meeting. GBM is the most common primary malignant brain tumor in adults and, despite treatment advances in recent years, the...

2013-06-03 10:45:11

The angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab (Avastin) failed to increase overall survival (OS) or statistically significant progression-free survival (PFS) for glioblastoma patients in the frontline setting, according to research led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study was presented today on the plenary session of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2013 Annual Meeting by Mark Gilbert, M.D., professor in MD Anderson's Department of...

2013-06-03 10:43:06

Gene panel may help personalize therapy for aggressive brain tumors A new test may help identify newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients more likely to benefit from bevacizumab (Avastin®), according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The results of the study were presented today at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. This study is associated with RTOG 0825, a large multi-center Phase III trial that evaluated the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.