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Advanced targeted therapies effective as first-line treatment for lung cancer

SAN FRANCISCO, August 1, 2009 The world's top lung cancer specialists, medical professionals and researchers are convening this week in San Francisco, CA for the 13th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), organized by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). According...

Launch of Targeted Agents and Increased Use of Maintenance Therapy Will Drive the Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Drug Market to Nearly Triple to Almost $10 Billion in 2018

Emerging Agents from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer/Onyx and Boehringer Ingelheim, and Increased Use of Existing Agents from Eli Lilly and Roche Will Drive Growth, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of...

Adenoviral vector specifically targeted to EphA2 receptor in pancreatic cancer cells

Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease with poor prognosis. This warrants the development of novel therapies including gene therapy. However, clinical studies have demonstrated poor efficacy of adenoviral gene therapy because of the absence of adenoviral binding sites on pancreatic cancer cell...

Randall Terry: How Tiller's Death and office Closing Can Help Propel Pro-Life Movement, Derail Sotomayor and Overturn Roe; Four Key Senators Will Be Targeted to Vote Against Sotomayor; Catholic Bishops Will Play a Role to Defeat Sotomayor

Press conference 1 PM, Thursday, to announce details of how Pro-life groups can derail Sotomayor, and root out hypocrisy in pro-life ranks. Also: Emergency Pro-life leadership training to be held in DC, June 12-14, with Randall Terry, Dr. Alan Keyes, Norma McCorvey, and Fr. Norman Weslin. Pro...

Two Targeted Therapies Likely Better Than One in Patients with Aggressive Lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Researchers Say

ORLANDO, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When combined with a cocktail of chemotherapy drugs, two monoclonal antibodies, instead of one, appear to offer superior results in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma , according to Mayo Clinic researchers working with the North Cent...

Two targeted therapies likely better than one in patients with aggressive lymphoma

ORLANDO - When combined with a cocktail of chemotherapy drugs, two monoclonal antibodies, instead of one, appear to offer superior results in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, according to Mayo Clinic researchers working with the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG). At the a...

UCSF, Stanford Study Reveals Neural Networks Targeted in Brain Diseases

The study, reported in the April 16 issue of the journal "Neuron," was conducted by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco and the Stanford University School of Medicine, who characterized their finding as "an important new framework for understanding neurodegene...

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Acquires Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion for Targeted Brain Lesion Treatments

ATLANTA, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, Texas) will add Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife (R) Perfexion(TM), an advanced radiosurgery device specifically designed to treat one or more lesions in the head in a single session, to their radiatio...

Cancer Researcher Dan Von Hoff, M.D. Advocates for "Context of Vulnerability," A Powerful New Paradigm for Targeted Drug Development

Renowned cancer researcher Dr. Daniel Von Hoff and his team at TGen are fervent believers in a new approach to developing novel therapies for patients with pancreatic cancer. They are guided by a rationale dubbed the "context of vulnerability." Dr. Von Hoff provides case studies and ex...

Pearly Penile Papule Patients Can Successfully Be Treated with Targeted CO2 Technology at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre

La Jolla cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. William F. Groff, at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre, is helping men reclaim their dignity and self-confidence with precise laser technology for pearly penile papules treatment . La Jolla, CA (Vocus) February 9, 2009 -- Though they...

Health Integrated Achieves NCQA Full Accreditation for Its Synergy Targeted Population Management(TM) Program

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Integrated, a Targeted Population Health Management company focused on the critical interplay between medical and psychosocial health, has achieved Full Accreditation for Disease Management by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Health I...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Introduces SmartSense, Price-Conscious Plans Targeted at the Uninsured

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevadans looking for good news about affordable health care coverage are in luck ... Today, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield introduced SmartSense -- new price-conscious, choice-driven health insurance plan targeted to "early" retirees, the self-employed, i...

MaxCyte to Present Targeted Cancer Immunotherapy Product at 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology

'A Highly Efficient, Clinical Method to Redirect the Specificity of Immune Cells and Enhance Their Anti-Tumor Capacity' GAITHERSBURG, Md., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- MaxCyte, Inc., a clinical-stage therapeutics company and pioneer in clinical scale, non-viral cell loading systems, announces ...

Experts: Targeted agricultural investments will yield high results, slash poverty in Africa

MAPUTO, Mozambique (1 December 2008)Concerned that the global financial crisis will lead to cuts in funding for projects in developing countries, leaders of the world's largest agricultural research group today told a conference that relatively modest, well-targeted investments could greatly boos...

Combining targeted therapy drugs may treat previously resistant tumors

A team of cancer researchers from several Boston academic medical centers has discovered a potential treatment for a group of tumors that have resisted previous targeted therapy approaches. In their Nature Medicine report, which is receiving early online release, investigators from Dana-Farber ...

Chemotherapy plus targeted therapies shows improved survival in advance-stage lung cancer patients

The combination of traditional chemotherapy agents with targeted therapies called monoclonal antibodies showed no safety concerns and improved survival in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer according to a study presented at the 2008 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic On...

CVS/pharmacy Announces Pharmacy Health Care Savings Program Targeted at the Uninsured

CVS/pharmacy Health Savings Pass Offers 90-Day Supply of More Than 400 Generic Drugs for $9.99 and a 10 Percent Discount at MinuteClinic WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, introduced a new pharmacy health care saving...

Cardiogenesis Announces Successful Educational Symposium Targeted at Cardiologists at the TCT Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Also debuts TMR'09 campaign IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardiogenesis Corporation (Pink Sheets: CGCP), a global leader of innovative therapies for ischemic cardiac disease and the market leader of surgical products for transmyocardial revascularizati...

Personalizing medicine: New research shows potential of targeted therapies for cancer

NEW ORLEANS, La.A new study, presented at the SNM 55th Annual Meeting, shows the potential to pre-target the treatment of cancer cellsbringing personalized medicine one step closer from the laboratory to patients. By combining new molecular imaging techniques with targeted therapy, pretargeting of...

Kiss 'One-Size-Fits-None' Goodbye: Archi-Tech Systems Offers First SFA Solution Targeted to Pharmaceutical Sales Organizations

Delivers Customized Business Intelligence for Sales Teams, Integrating Call Data with Relevant Prescriber Metrics, Sales Alignments, and More WEST TRENTON, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Archi-Tech Systems, a leading provider of analytics and reporting solutions for pharmaceutical data, today in...

Let Water Be Water, LLC, Launches WAT-AAH!(TM), First Premium Brand of Pure Water with Function Specially Targeted to Kids and Teens

WAT-AAH! Aims to Help Combat Childhood and Teen Obesity Epidemic by Offering First Healthy Drink Alternative With Attitude, Not Sugar NEW YORK, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Childhood and teen obesity continues to be a pressing public health concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control, ...

Penn researchers find targeted therapy combination overcomes treatment resistance in liver cancer

SAN DIEGO Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Abramson Cancer Center reported today at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research that combining two targeted therapies overcomes treatment resistance in liver cancer cell lines. The team is c...

PET's targeted imaging may lead to earlier diagnosis of dementia and Alzheimer's disease

Reston, Va.Researchers involved in a large, multi-institutional study using positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with the radiotracer fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) were able to classify different types of dementia with very high rates of success, raising hopes that dementia diagnoses may one day ...

New study of targeted therapies for breast cancer -- model for global clinical trials

Two targeted medications designed to treat an aggressive form of breast cancer are being tested in a new study involving 8,000 participants in 50 countries across six continents -- a clinical trial that investigators hope will provide a new model for global cancer research. This trial, dubbed ALTT...

NeoStrata Clinical Findings Reveal Benefits of Combining Glycolic Acid Peels and Targeted Home Care With Microdermabrasion for Optimized Treatment of Photodamaged Skin

Clinical Poster Presented at Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoStrata today released new clinical data that demonstrates significant benefits in combining microdermabrasion procedures with free acid g...

A major step toward a more targeted treatment for auto-immune diseases?

More and more people in Western society are suffering from auto-immune diseases. Discovering the cause of these chronic inflammations is a first important step in the search for targeted medicines. VIB researchers connected to Ghent University and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven joined forces a...

Light powered platinum more targeted and 80 times more powerful than similar cancer treatments

Researchers from the Universities of Warwick, Edinburgh, Dundee and the Czech Republics Institute of Biophysics have discovered a new light-activated platinum-based compound that is up to 80 times more powerful than other platinum-based anti-cancer drugs and which can use light activation to kill...

OHSU Cancer Institute researcher develops test for targeted therapy in acute myeloid leukemia

ATLANTA Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute researcher Jeff Tyner, Ph.D., has created a way to identify proteins that are candidates for targeted therapy in acute myeloid leukemia using an assay that yields results in just four days. This research will be presented at the American...

Gleevec, the targeted cancer pill, delivers more good news to patients

PORTLAND, Ore. Gleevec, the targeted cancer pill that has saved more than 100,000 lives, now is saving more children with a dire leukemia, as well as preventing disease progression with long term use in adults with chronic myeloid leukemia. Data at this weekends meeting continues to show how...

S*BIO Expands Pipeline With the Development of a Unique Flt3 -CDK Inhibitor as a Targeted Therapy for Acute Leukemias

SINGAPORE, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- S*BIO Pte Ltd today announced the expansion of its proprietary pipeline, with its third development candidate, SB1317. This is a novel orally-available small molecule compound targeted for the treatment of acute leukemias. SB1317 is designed to selectively ...

Research suggests targeted treatment strategies for lupus

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. New research provides clues about the causes of lupus symptoms and suggests specific new targeted treatment strategies, according to Nilamadham Mishra, M.D., from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, in presentations this week at the American College of Rheumatology ...

Nanocomposite Labeled Cancer Cells Targeted and Destroyed by Using Lasers

A nanocomposite particle can be constructed so that it has a mix of properties that would not otherwise happen in nature. By combining an organic matrix with metallic clusters that can absorb light, it is possible to incorporate such particles into cells and then destroy those targeted cells with ...

Drug Eluting Nanostructured Coatings Enable Targeted Drug Therapy for Orthopedic Patients

Drug delivery systems have progressed from the teaspoon to time-release capsules to drug-eluting stents . Nanotechnology promises yet another advance by delivering therapeutic agents at desired rates exactly where needed in the body. In a paper presented at the NSTI Nanotech 2007 Confere...

Gene Discovery Lays Groundwork for Targeted Therapies for Endometrial Cancer

Discovery of alterations in a gene called FGFR2 could accelerate the development of new treatments for endometrial cancer, a type of uterine cancer. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen); the Wellcome Trust Sanger...

New Mechanism Identified for Resistance to Targeted Lung Cancer Drugs

An international research team, led by investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), has found// a new way that some lung tumors become resistant to treatment with targeted therapy drugs like Iressa and Tarceva. Their report, whic...

Tumors Targeted Naturally

Scientists from University of Wisconsin-Madison claim that they can efficiently seek out and kill cancer cells while leaving out healthy cells//. This is very similar to the Nature's way of distinguishing one type of cell from another. The new tumor targeting strategy, presented today (March 25...

Now, Silica Nanobubbles for Targeted Drug Delivery

Indian researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai, have succeeded in entrapping antibiotics within silica nanobubbles and delivering them into cells, a// major step towards drug efficacy. The researchers have used the 'Core-shell system' that comprises a core of one mate...

KFC Targeted in Lawsuit

A Lawsuit that aims to eliminate the use of partially hydrogenated oil laden with trans fats has targeted Kentucky Fried Chicken //. The Center for Science in the Public Interest filed the suit with the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, which demands that KFC either stop using parti...

Treatment Resistant Tumors Can Be Targeted Better Using Botox

Botox, commonly used for cosmetic treatment may play an important role in enhancing the outcome of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, employed in cancer treatment. // Botox is a derivative of Botulinum toxin, a naturally occurring chemical known to cause intestinal poisoning. The toxin has nume...

Doctors, Pharma Companies Targeted By CBI Raids

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) carried out simultaneous raids on some government hospital doctors and pharmaceutical companies in Delhi and three other cities on Monday.// The raids were conducted in Chennai, Goa, and Thiruvananthapuram, besides the national capital, an official of th...
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