Navigation Links
Center for Molecular Medicine Among First to Offer New FDA-Approved Test to Aid in Treatment of Prostate Cancer
Date:2/28/2008

can Cancer Society (ACS), prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men, other than skin cancer. The ACS estimates that there will be about 186,320 new cases of prostate cancer in the U.S. this year, and about 28,660 men will die as a result. MPC occurs when tumor cells spread to other locations in the body and grow. Although there are several options for the treatment of MPC, oncologists often have to wait months before they can determine if a specific treatment has been beneficial to the patient.

The CellSearch System, which is distributed by Veridex, a Johnson & Johnson company, was cleared by the FDA in January 2004 as an in vitro diagnostic test to aid in the identifying and counting of CTCs in a blood sample. Pricing for the test is $495, and is covered by most insurance providers. Physicians interested in obtaining more information may contact CMM directly at 616-391-4330 or visit http://www.cmmdx.org/physicians.

About the CMM

The Center for Molecular Medicine, a joint venture between Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health and Van Andel Institute (VAI), brings West Michigan a cutting-edge laboratory that will aid in early diagnoses and enhance personalized medicine. It offers 21st century molecular technologies for investigation of complex diseases like cancer, heart disease, mental illness and other conditions at the DNA, RNA and protein levels. The Center brings new and increased opportunities for diagnostics and pharmaceutical companies to conduct trials in a world-class medical and clinical research environment. For more information, visit http://www.cmmdx.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE The Center for Molecular Medicine
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. BioLife Solutions Announces Exclusive CryoStor(TM) Supply Agreement With the New England Cryogenic Center, Inc.
2. Baxa Announces 2008 Dates for STAR Center Professional Pharmacy and Cleanroom Training
3. Center for Molecular Medicine Only Regional Provider of Test Suggested in FDA Alert on Prescribing Codeine to Nursing Mothers
4. UniCare Unveils Community Resource Center in Topeka to Serve Medicaid Enrollees
5. NYU Medical Center Collaborates With Rosetta Genomics to Develop a microRNA-Based Diagnostic Test for Melanoma
6. Alliance for Medical Devices, Instrumentation and Diagnostics formed between Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation and Boston University
7. Edwards Lifesciences Grants UC Irvine $5 Million to Establish the Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology
8. Total Site Solutions Selected to Provide Construction Management Services for Existing Pharmaceutical and Biotech Customer for Data Center Expansion Project
9. Midwest Research Institute Launches Center for Biological Safety and Security (CBS2)
10. Kaiser Permanente Colorado Opens Center for Health Dissemination and Implementation Research
11. Beaumont Technology Usability Center To Offer Training For Medical Technology Companies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014 Clintrax Global, Inc., ... in Raleigh, NC , recently ... as Vice President of Administration. ... all corporate processes, including their alignment with company ... Brad worked as an HR executive, specializing in ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... it that American Indians largely were wiped out by ... tuberculosis brought to the New World by European explorers., ... people lived in the Americas shortly before Europeans arrived, ... European diseases., But new research led by anthropological geneticists ... of the University of Tubingen in Germany indicates the ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Fla. , Aug. 20, 2014 ... will host a conference call to provide an ... 2014Time:4:30 p.m. Eastern daylight timeDial-in numbers:(888) 505-4369 (U.S. ... 9126599 Live web cast: www.neurotropebioscience.com , under "Investor ... hours after completion through September 2, 2014 at ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014  Decision Resources Group finds that the vascular ... Russia , India and ... 2013, roughly equal to the size of the United ... market will experience much faster growth as a result of strong ... Other key findings from Decision Resources Group,s coverage of the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Clintrax Global, Inc. Announces Addition to Executive Team 2Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory 2Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory 3Neurotrope To Host Conference Call 2BRIC Vascular Access Device Market Valued at $1.6 Billion in 2013, Similar to the U.S. Market 2BRIC Vascular Access Device Market Valued at $1.6 Billion in 2013, Similar to the U.S. Market 3
... -- Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPHM) today reported ... that supports the broad anti-viral potential of the ... its PS-targeting drug bavituximab can cure lethal virus ... Bavituximab is in clinical trials for the treatment ...
... ILE ) today announced that on March ... "Exchange") notifying the Company it is not in compliance ... "Company Guide"). Specifically, the Exchange staff noted that the ... to its overall operations or its existing financial sources ...
... Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY ... I/II U.K. trial of REOLYSIN(R) combined with paclitaxel/carboplatin for ... International Meeting on Replicating Oncolytic Virus Therapeutics. The meeting ... to 22nd, 2009. The principal investigator for the trial ...
Cached Biology Technology:Nature Medicine study shows Peregrine's bavituximab can cure lethal virus infections 2Nature Medicine study shows Peregrine's bavituximab can cure lethal virus infections 3Isolagen, Inc. Receives Notification Letter from Amex 2Isolagen, Inc. Receives Notification Letter from Amex 3Isolagen, Inc. Receives Notification Letter from Amex 4Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Collaborators Present Positive Head and Neck Results in Phase I/II Combination REOLYSIN(R) and Paclitaxel/Carboplatin Trial 2Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Collaborators Present Positive Head and Neck Results in Phase I/II Combination REOLYSIN(R) and Paclitaxel/Carboplatin Trial 3
(Date:8/21/2014)... team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University ... affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to ... antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug ... students and research faculty from Louisiana Tech,s ... to create filament extruders that can make ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... itself resulting in severe abdominal pain, vomiting and systemic ... are diagnosed with the disease resulting in 1000 deaths. ... to intravenous fluid and nutritional support. , Dr ... led the research, said "The major causes of pancreatitis ... alcohol intake combined with a high fat diet. In ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... CITY Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the ... of the gene that encodes BCR-ABL, the unregulated enzyme ... to the American Cancer Society, nearly 6,000 new cases ... already in use, called tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), target ... do not cure CML but control it in a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Louisiana Tech University researchers use 3D printers to create custom medical implants 2Louisiana Tech University researchers use 3D printers to create custom medical implants 3Insulin offers new hope for the treatment of acute pancreatitis 2Blueprint for next generation of chronic myeloid leukemia treatment 2
... symptom of physical pain or stress. But now a ... showing that tears have emotional benefits and can make ... Hasson of TAU,s Department of Zoology shows that tears ... an evolution-based mechanism to bring people closer together. ...
... by climate scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) ... field in the last two years. The article, ,Tipping ... Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in ... Paper, by Thomson Reuters. "The article captures the zeitgeist ...
... female cells counteract their double dose of X chromosomes by coating ... binds to the same X chromosome from which it is transcribed ... silencing. In the August 24, 2009 issue of the Journal ... the fact that XIST temporarily dissociates from the X chromosome during ...
Cached Biology News:Trust in a teardrop 2Tipping elements remain a 'hot' issue 2Tipping elements remain a 'hot' issue 3Aurora B answers an XIST-ential question 2
UBC13 Antibody...
HLA II DG+DR+DP Monoclonal Antibody, Purified, Unconjugated, Clone: IQU9 This antibody is specific for the monomorphic determinant of the HLA Class II beta chains of the human MHC (28 kDa)....
Phenytoin-BSA Isolated IgY DFc Drug...
Tropomyosin 4 [Tm4]...
Biology Products: