Navigation Links
Quest Diagnostics to Present Genomic Studies Related to New Testing Techniques for Leukemia and Prostate Cancer at 2009 ASCO Meeting
Date:5/28/2009

MADISON, N.J., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quest Diagnostics scientists will present results of three studies revealing the effect of genomic abnormalities on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and prostate cancer during the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), scheduled for May 29 through June 2 in Orlando, FL. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX) is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services.

"As a leader in diagnostics for hematologic cancers, we believe our studies will help investigators better understand the mechanism of therapy resistance so they may develop more effective, personalized treatments for subsets of patients with CML. We are also hopeful that our studies on CML may provide the basis for one day developing commercial laboratory tests that will help physicians predict which patients may not respond to conventional CML therapy, so they may begin alternative treatment options sooner," said Maher Albitar, M.D., medical director and chief of Research and Development, Hematology and Oncology, Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, the esoteric research, development and testing operation of Quest Diagnostics.

"In addition, we are excited by results of a study related to prostate cancer conducted by our oncology diagnostics team at Nichols Institute. While more research is needed, these data may help us to eventually develop a noninvasive test for differentiating patients with prostate cancer from those who have benign prostate hyperplasia, a common condition whose symptoms can mimic cancer," Dr. Albitar said.

The study result abstracts to be shown during the ASCO meeting developed by Quest Diagnostics scientists include:

-- Resistance to imatinib therapy (Gleevec(R)) in patients
'/>"/>

SOURCE Quest Diagnostics
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology technology :

1. ImmuneRegen Responds to Defense Threat Reduction Agency Request for Information
2. NovaQuest Advances Virtual Development Model With Strategic Investment in TOPIGEN Pharmaceuticals
3. Quest Diagnostics to Speak at the 2007 UBS Global Life Sciences Conference
4. VioQuest Pharmaceuticals to Present at BIO InvestorForum in San Francisco
5. Quest Diagnostics Joins National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative (NEPSI)
6. University HealthSystem Consortium Chooses SciQuest to Optimize Medical Research Procurement
7. VioQuest Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Paramount BioSciences Healthcare Conference
8. Sinovac Requests Extension for Annual Shareholders Meeting
9. Maryland Stem Cell Commission Issues Nationwide Request for Applications for New Post-Doctoral Fellowship Grants
10. AmSurg Selects SciQuest Eprocurement Solution to Automate Purchasing of Medical Goods and Services
11. Quest PharmaTech to Receive $3,000,000 to Develop Oncology Products Based on its SonoLight Technology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/15/2014)... 16, 2014 Cancer Immunotherapy ... Adoptive T-cell Therapies is a new market research ... the three principal types of therapeutics that have ... in cancer immunotherapy (which is often called "immuno-oncology") ... and Adoptive cellular immunotherapy. , The regular ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... , Sept. 15, 2014  FlexTech Alliance ... for flexible, printed product demonstrators (demos) and a ... RFP process with pre-proposals due on October 22, ... Funds for proposals ultimately selected are provided by ... a significant cost share by the proposing organization. ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... fast when a patient has sepsis, a life-threatening condition ... blood -- often too fast for antibiotics to help. ... developed by a team at Harvard,s Wyss Institute for ... treat sepsis. , "Even with the best current ... at least 30 percent of the time," said Mike ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Northeastern University ... precise inter-nanotube junctions and a variety of nanocarbon ... facile and easily scalable, which will allow the ... networks for use in applications ranging from electronic ... from cars to sports equipment. , Their findings ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cancer Immunotherapy Market: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors, Cancer Vaccines, and Adoptive T-cell Therapies 2Cancer Immunotherapy Market: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors, Cancer Vaccines, and Adoptive T-cell Therapies 3Cancer Immunotherapy Market: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors, Cancer Vaccines, and Adoptive T-cell Therapies 4Cancer Immunotherapy Market: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors, Cancer Vaccines, and Adoptive T-cell Therapies 5FlexTech Alliance Issues 2015 Request for Proposals in Flexible, Printed Electronics 2Blood-cleansing biospleen device developed for sepsis therapy 2Blood-cleansing biospleen device developed for sepsis therapy 3Blood-cleansing biospleen device developed for sepsis therapy 4Northeastern University Researchers Develop Novel Method for Working with Nanotubes 2
... International,Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL ), a leading ... as a Vice President and General,Manager in ... brings more than 20 years of experience ... position, Ms. Fisher leads a global,team of ...
... Healing ... of Chronic Wounds, ... company focused on improving patient quality of life, today,announced that ... its KFH Novo medical device, a breakthrough medical,technology that enhances ...
... a.m. ET; 8:00 a.m. PT, VANCOUVER and SAN ... MGIFF), a clinical-stage developer of drugs for infectious,diseases, will ... 13,2008 at 11:00 a.m. ET (8:00 a.m. PT) to ... 31, 2008 and provide an update on,company activities. To ...
Cached Biology Technology:PAREXEL Appoints Leading Biopharmaceutical Marketing Expert Jacque Fisher to Medical Communications Services Executive Team 2PAREXEL Appoints Leading Biopharmaceutical Marketing Expert Jacque Fisher to Medical Communications Services Executive Team 3PAREXEL Appoints Leading Biopharmaceutical Marketing Expert Jacque Fisher to Medical Communications Services Executive Team 4Kingfisher Healthcare Receives European CE Mark for Next Generation Wound Healing Device 2
(Date:9/15/2014)... outbreak in West Africa, which has claimed more than ... understanding of the molecular biology of the virus that ... antiviral drugs to treat or prevent Ebola hemorrhagic fever. ... USA under the leadership of Dr Dan Engel, ... has obtained the crystal structure of a key ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... it,s not what comes to mind when you think ... Doncaster,s 310-million-year-old past, including a fossilised shark egg case, has ... the fossilised plants and creatures may even be new to ... crabs and some previously unrecorded seed pods are amongst the ... within the coal and shale deposits in what is one ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... reports about the need for vitamin E and how ... that adequate levels of this essential micronutrient are especially ... who are or may become pregnant. , A lifelong ... said, but often complicated by the fact that this ... through diet alone. It has been estimated that only ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Protein secrets of Ebola virus 2'Jaws' lived in Doncaster 2Vitamin E intake critical during 'the first 1,000 days' 2Vitamin E intake critical during 'the first 1,000 days' 3
... shrimp. Fried eggs. Burgers and fries. New research suggests ... foods are so appealing together. It has been known ... uptake, but fundamental aspects of that process remain poorly understood. ... for Science are using zebrafish to better understand the cellular ...
... People with celiac disease struggle with limited food choices, ... in wheat and other grains. Researchers from the University ... banana flour, which tasters found more acceptable than regular whole ... cheaper to produce than standard pastas. Their research is ...
... first paternity study of southern right whales has found a ... say, which is good news for the overall genetic diversity ... through in-breeding. Results of the study, by researchers at ... Zealand Department of Conservation, have just been published in the ...
Cached Biology News:Zebrafish research shows how dietary fat regulates cholesterol absorption 2Pasta made from green banana flour a tasty alternative for gluten-free diets 2First paternity study of southern right whales finds local fathers most successful 2First paternity study of southern right whales finds local fathers most successful 3
...
Request Info...
... vectors carry the kanamycin resistance gene that ... Spontaneous generation of multiple insertion events can ... of Geneticin Reagent. Pichia transformants are selected ... level of resistance to Geneticin Reagent. The ...
... Synthetic peptide derived from the C-terminal ... Math-2. Specificity: Specific for the ... (positive controls: human U251 A172 IMR-32 ... rat brain homogenates)Storage: Store at -20C ...
Biology Products: