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Cancer Centers of North Carolina Offers HDR Brachytherapy for Treatment of Cancerous Tumors

... to its patients through the addition of High Dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy. This latest advance in ... effects may be reduced. Unlike low dose rate brachytherapy treatment, HDR therapy can be ... of several days that are required for low dose rate brachytherapy. Cancer Centers of North Carolina ...

Labopharm files New Drug Submission with Health Canada for novel antidepressant

... no different from placebo. The overall drop out rate in the study was 25 percent. The drop out rate was 21 percent in the placebo group and 30 ... due to somnolence or sedation. The drop out rate observed in this study is comparable to drop out ...

Video: FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia

... sweating more than usual, increased heart rate or blood pressure, or muscle pain or weakness. ... Technology. Using this technology increases the rate of dissolution and enables the formulation of an ... economic conditions, such as interest rate and currency ...

Human Genome Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline Announce Positive Phase 3 Study Results for BENLYSTA(TM) in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

... significant improvement in patient response rate at Week 52, compared with standard of care alone. ... was shown in patient response rate for belimumab plus standard of care, vs. ... of BLISS-52 and BLISS-76 is the patient response rate at Week 52, as defined by: (1) a reduction from ...

Results From Trials of DHA in Alzheimer's Disease and Age-Related Cognitive Decline

... them during the trial. Co-primary outcomes were rate of change on the Alzheimer's disease assessment scale-cognitive (ADAS-cog) and rate of change on Clinical Dementia Scale-sum of the ... (CSF). However, DHA treatment did not slow the rate of change on tests of mental function (ADAS-cog), ...

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, the Most Common Childhood Cancer, Is Curable Without Preventive Cranial Radiation

... shows personalized chemotherapy can improve cure rate and avoid the use of radiation in acute ... "It controlled CNS leukemia and boosted the cure rate for ALL from only 4 percent to 50 percent. But ... of minimal residual disease, an unprecedented rate of success," Campana said. St. Jude ...

Responses After Completion of Therapy Increase Pixantrone Complete Remission (CR)/Unconfirmed Complete Remission (CRu) Rate to 24% and Overall Response Rate (ORR) to 40% Compared to 7% and 14% for Comparator Agents in Phase III EXTEND Trial in 3rd Line Th

... plus rituximab significantly improves CR rate (35% vs. 11%), ORR (75% vs. 33%) and time to ... had a significantly higher complete remission rate compared to the patients who received standard ... of age that received pixantrone achieved a CR/CRu rate of 26.1% (6 of 23 patients) and an ORR of 47.8% ...

New Studies Presented at European Society of Anaesthesia Further Validate Masimo PVI(TM) for Noninvasive and Continuous Fluid Monitoring

... of Masimo SET(R) oxyhemoglobin (SpO2), pulse rate (PR), and perfusion index (PI). 1. Y. ... SET provides the most reliable SpO2 and pulse rate measurements even under the most challenging ... in addition to oxyhemoglobin (SpO2), pulse rate (PR), and perfusion index (PI), allowing early ...

Micromet's Blinatumomab Achieves Primary Endpoint in Phase 2 Study with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Patients

... Hematology Association Showing High Response rate in Patients with Minimal Residual Disease ... (EHA) in Berlin, Germany, showing a high response rate in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients ... "The ALL interim data showing an MRD response rate above 80% significantly exceeds ...

Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Lorcaserin Data Demonstrating Highly Significant Categorical and Absolute Weight Loss and Improvements in Secondary Endpoints Associated with Cardiovascular Risk

... pressure, diastolic blood pressure and heart rate Lipids: total cholesterol, LDL ... crying, decreased interest, etc.). Overall, the rate of depression-related events was low and rates ... of the Beck Depression Inventory-II. Overall, the rate of suicidal ideation was low and similar numbers ...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Highlights Promising Early Data From Its Three Phase II Bavituximab Cancer Trials

... studies is to assess the overall patient response rate to the combination regimen of bavituximab and ... including, but not limited to, the risk that the rate of objective tumor response for the expansion ... the risk that the standard chemotherapy response rate will not be improved as a result of the ...

Paclitaxel Poliglumex (OPAXIO(TM)) Added to Cisplatin and Radiation Produces 45% Pathologic Complete Remissions in Patients With Esophageal Cancer

... of a high pathological complete response ("CR") rate when given OPAXIO, a biologically enhanced ... chemotherapy to radiation is beneficial, the cure rate for esophageal cancer is low. Standard ... associated with a 15% to 17% pathologic CR rate (complete elimination of the cancer in the ...

Researchers at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit Discover Feasibility of Chemotherapy Alternative

... over approximately 36 months, the survival rate for 97 percent of those patients was two years and the three-year progression free survival rate was 86 percent. Research was supervised by ... results. There was a relatively low recurrence rate for the tumors." Approximately 40,000 new ...

Researchers Present Safety and Efficacy Results of 429 Patients Treated With Radiofrequency Ablation for Pre-Cancerous Barrett's Esophagus

... last 4 years. They report that the adverse event rate was favorable, with a low stricture risk (about ... having dysplasia). The ablation group had a high rate of complete eradication of dysplasia and intestinal metaplasia and a significantly decreased the rate of disease progression and cancer development, as ...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Announces Positive Data from a Randomized, Multi-Center, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 2 Combination Study of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in the Treatment of Advanced Metastatic Colon Cancer

... Doubles Time to Progression and Overall Response rate as well as Extends Overall Survival vs. ... 1) Time to Progression (TTP); 2) Overall Response rate (ORR), defined as the percentage of patients ... Response (PR) by RECIST, and 3) Clinical Benefit rate (CBR) defined as the percentage of patients on ...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Reports Positive Data from a Randomized, Multi-Center, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 2 Combination Study of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in the Treatment of Advanced Metastatic Colon Cancer

... Doubled Time to Progression and Overall Response rate as well as Extended Overall Survival vs. ... 1) Time to Progression (TTP); 2) Overall Response rate (ORR), defined as the percentage of patients ... Response (PR) by RECIST, and 3) Clinical Benefit rate (CBR) defined as the percentage of patients on ...

New Study: Antidepressants Commonly Prescribed with Tamoxifen Put Women at Much Higher Risk for Recurrent Breast Cancer

... to see some impact on the disease recurrence rate based on already existing evidence, what is ... inhibitor had a two-year breast cancer recurrence rate of 13.9 percent, 1.9 times higher than the 7.5 percent recurrence rate of those only using tamoxifen. Given that ...

Bayer Announces New Data on Novel Anti-cancer Compound BAY 73-4506

... demonstrated a 27 percent partial response (PR) rate according to the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) and a disease control rate of 79 percent. The most common drug-related ... The primary endpoint was to evaluate response rate according to RECIST. "We are encouraged by ...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Reports Single Agent Phase 2 Data of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) Further Demonstrating KRX-0401's Activity in the Treatment of Advanced Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer

... study was clinical benefit, defined as response rate (RECIST), and progression-free survival (PFS) in ... [95% CI (24, 60)] *CBR: Clinical Benefit rate defined as patients with Stable Disease or ... agent activity with an overall partial response rate of greater than 10%, which compares favorably to ...

New Preliminary Data from Two Studies Show Clinical Activity of Neratinib in Combination with Trastuzumab and in Combination with Paclitaxel in Advanced HER-2 Positive Breast Cancer

... were evaluable for efficacy. The 16-week PFS rate (for part 2) was 45 percent (95 percent CI, 26 ... CI, 15 to 31 weeks). The complete response rate was 7 percent, while 21 percent of evaluable ... showed partial response. The objective response rate was 29 percent (95 percent CI, 13 percent to 49 ...

Study in the New England Journal of Medicine Shows Non-Surgical Treatment for Pre-Cancerous Condition of Esophagus is Effective and Reduces Risk for Cancer Development

... Barrett's and dysplasia, as well as reducing the rate of disease progression to more severe forms of ... had a significantly higher complete eradication rate for both early Barrett's and dysplasia as ... where 98% had persistent disease. The overall rate of disease progression to more severe forms of ...

Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Announces Lurasidone Phase III Data in Patients With Schizophrenia

... tolerated with a lower overall discontinuation rate (31%) compared to placebo (43%) and few adverse ... (greater than 5% and at least twice the rate of placebo) were akathisia (17.6% vs. 3.1% ... a frequency of at least 5% and at least twice the rate of placebo among the combined lurasidone doses in ...

RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (Risperidone) Long-Acting Treatment Delayed the Time to Relapse in Patients with Bipolar I Disorder

... to placebo (p<0.001). In addition, the rate of relapse during the double-blind treatment ... course of a typical 10-week controlled trial, the rate of death in drug-treated patients was about 4.5%, compared to a rate of about 2.6% in the placebo group. Although the ...

TYRX Presents Early Clinical Results from AIGISRX(TM) Antibacterial Envelope Retrospective Registry

... study is to define the implant success rate and incidence of infection, in patients implanted ... been enrolled in the study with a 98% success rate of CRMD implantation, with the 2% of failures not ... Implant Type implants infections rate implants infections rate De novo ...

Video: Partnership Unites UCB with Consumer Product Innovator OXO(R)

... non-melanoma skin cancer) were observed at a rate (95% confidence interval) of 0.5 (0.4, 0.7) per ... among 4,650 CIMZIA-treated patients versus a rate of 0.6 (0.2, 1.7) per 100 patient-years among ... decisions, changes in regulation, exchange rate fluctuations and hiring and retention of its ...

Journal of American College of Cardiology Article Reports Fewer Repeat Procedures With Boston Scientific's TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Stent

... a statistically significant lower restenosis rate compared to the Endeavor Stent, which had more ... had an approximately 23 percent lower restenosis rate at two years compared to the prior-generation ... study population, the repeat revascularization rate per stent was 3.5 percent after one year and 4.9 ...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Completes Patient Enrollment in its Phase II Trial of Bavituximab Plus Docetaxel in Breast Cancer Patients

... Phase II study is to assess the overall response rate to bavituximab and docetaxel. The company also ... including, but not limited to, the risk that the rate of objective tumor response for the expansion ... the standard carboplatin and paclitaxel response rate will not be improved as a result of the ...

Two-Year Phase III Data Presented at AAN 61st Annual Meeting Show Positive Outcome of Cladribine Tablets in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

... met With a Significant Reduction in Relapse rate - Secondary Endpoints met Including MRI ... Tablets led to a significant reduction in the rate of clinical relapses, disability progression and ... significant reduction in the annualized rate of relapses compared to placebo (primary ...

Complications and Costs for Obesity Surgery Declining

... Research and Quality found that the average rate of post-surgical and other complications in ... 2009 Medical Care , found that the complication rate among patients initially hospitalized for ... unchanged. With the exception of the 19 percent rate for dumping, which is especially a risk in ...

HeartWare International Clinical Trial Shows 90% Survival at 180 Days

... participating centers. The data show a survival rate of 90% at 6 months and a survival rate of approximately 86% at 12 months post implant*. ... It is pleasing to observe that this success rate has been maintained over a far larger patient ...

Final Results of Boceprevir Phase II HCV SPRINT-1 Study Showed Significantly Higher SVR Rates Compared to Standard of Care in Treatment-Naive Genotype 1 Hepatitis C Patients

... investigational regimen yielded nearly double SVR rate compared to standard of care Update on ... boceprevir regimen achieved a 75 percent SVR rate (n=77/103) in patients who received 4 weeks of ... represents a near doubling of the 38 percent SVR rate (n=39/104) for patients in the control group ...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Preliminary Data From Phase II Bavituximab Lung Cancer Trial

... Phase II study is to assess the overall response rate to bavituximab with carboplatin and paclitaxel. ... including, but not limited to, the risk that the rate of objective tumor response for the expansion ... the standard carboplatin and paclitaxel response rate will not be improved as a result of the ...

Study Data Show Positive European Experience With DuraHeart Left Ventricular Assist Device for Advanced Stage Heart Failure Patients

... circulatory support with an improved survival rate and an acceptable adverse event rate in advanced heart failure patients who were ... to death of 62 days. The Kaplan-Meier survival rate during support for the 68 patients in the ...

Abbott's Market-Leading XIENCE V(R) Shows Increasing Clinical Advantages Over TAXUS(R) Express2(TM)/TAXUS(R) Liberte(TM) Between Two and Three Years

... XIENCE V maintained a low cardiac death rate of 0.5 percent, while the observed cardiac death rate for TAXUS more than tripled during the same time ... XIENCE V maintained a low, single-digit rate of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) between ...

Human Genome Sciences Announces Positive Results in Second of Two Phase 3 Trials of Albuferon(R) in Chronic Hepatitis C

... ACHIEVE 2/3, the ACHIEVE 1 data show that the rate of sustained virologic response was comparable ... alfa-2a once weekly. Importantly, the rate of serious and/or severe adverse events was also ... were infrequent and included the following: The rate of serious and/or severe pulmonary infections was ...

Staying One Step Ahead of Osteoporosis

... communication, will significantly help reduce the rate of fractures and increase the quality of life for the aging population. "Decreasing the rate of hip fractures saves lives, prevents loss of ... can implement treatment and help to decrease the rate of hip fractures by 45 percent." Hip Fractures ...

Comparative Study Shows Significant Bone In-growth and Advanced Clinical Outcomes Using Zimmer's Trabecular Metal(TM) Technology

... Further, the researchers observed a zero revision rate for aseptic loosening throughout the duration of ... economic conditions, including interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations; and the costs of defending or ...

Cell Therapeutics and IDIS Announce Agreement for a European Named Patient/Compassionate Use Program for Pixantrone

... preliminary results showing significantly higher rate of complete remission and improvement in ... to treatment with pixantrone achieved a high rate of confirmed and unconfirmed complete remissions ... also significantly increased the overall response rate (CR/CRu+PR) with (26/70 (37.1%) for pixantrone ...

Boston Scientific Submits Final Modules to FDA for Approval of Second-Generation Small Vessel and Long Lesion Stents

... Liberte Atom Stent, and a significantly reduced rate of myocardial infarction (heart attack) in ... (TLR) rates contributed to a significantly lower rate of MACE, including heart attacks, with the TAXUS ... Stent reported a significantly reduced 12-month rate of myocardial infarction (1.4% vs. 6.5%, p= ...

Preterm Births Rise 36 Percent Since Early 1980s

... rise in the United States preterm birth rate continues, putting more infants than ever at ... Vol. 57, No. 7. The nation's preterm birth rate (birth before 37 completed weeks gestation) rose ... rate, at 18.5 percent. The preterm birth rate continued to rise despite the fact that multiple ...
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