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New Therapy Enlists Immune System to Boost Cure Rate in a Childhood Cancer

--In a First, Immunotherapy Works Against Neuroblastoma-- PHILADELPHIA, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A multicenter research team has announced encouraging results for an experimental therapy using elements of the body's immune system to improve cure rates for children with neuroblastoma...

New Research Shows Promise for Finding A Cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation's Within Our Reach Campaign Yields Significant Advances in Detecting, Treating and Understanding RA ATLANTA, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time during its unprecedented initiative to find a cure...

Video: Sanford Health's Journey to Cure Type 1 Diabetes Receives Major Boost

Historic $10 Million Gift Creates Fund for Sanford Project Chair SIOUX FALLS, S.D., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanford Health announced today it has received a $10 million gift from Todd and Linda Broin of Sioux Falls, SD to fund the chair of the Sanford Project. The gift for the Todd and Lin...

The Ocean Becomes a Pipeline To A Cure for Cystic Fibrosis

- Surfing Becomes First Sport To Mitigate the Impact of a Disease - Surfing Legends Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama Co-Host Inaugural Gala to Raise Research Funds HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amazingly, surfers have unknowingly held a key to prolonging the lif...

Colorado Cancer Research Program Will Host Golf Event to 'Drive' the Message that Clinical Trials Play a Vital Role in the Quest to Find a Cure for Cancer

DENVER, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Colorado Cancer Research Program (CCRP) invites golfers to participate in its second annual "Drive for a Cure" Golf Tournament on May 19 at the Valley Country Club, 14601 Country Club Drive, Aurora. The private club is one of Denver's premier gol...

Cancer Cure Coalition Proposes Major Changes at the FDA

PALMS BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Flawed policies and bad decisions at the FDA have contributed to an escalation of the cost of clinical trials which now take an average of one billion dollars and require 10 years for approval. This has delayed and even prevented the availabil...

Spit for the Cure Offers Unique Opportunity for Women to Participate in Breast Cancer Research

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A research study at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is designed to establish one of the largest and most rapidly assembled groups of women to aid in the study of breast cancer occurrence. Spit for the Cure involves th...

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation Announce Innovative Diabetes Drug Discovery and Development Partnership

...le funder and advocate of type 1 research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 ...a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complication...

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

... brain disorder that impairs a person's ability to think clearly, relate to others, and distinguish between reality and imagination. While there is no cure for schizophrenia, the symptoms and the risk of relapse (an exacerbation of symptoms) can be managed in most patients with appropriate treatment that ...

Study Shows Cancer Vaccines Led to Long-Term Survival for Patients with Metastatic Melanoma and to Long Periods of Disease Control After Completion of Therapy

...noma patients with recurrent or distant metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis because there are no systemic therapies that can be relied upon to cure them," said Robert O. Dillman, M.D., F.A.C.P., executive medical and scientific director at the Hoag Cancer Center and lead investigator for the study...

Economy is Driving Many Osteoporotic Women to Retire Later - But Their Ability to Work May Be Undermined by Sub-Optimal Management of Their Disease

...prevent osteoporosis and related fractures, to promote lifelong bone health, to help improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis and to find a cure through programs of awareness, advocacy, public and health professional education and research. More information is available at www.nof.org . ...

FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release for the Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents

...d Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV (DSM-IV(R)) or International Classification of Diseases 10 (ICD-10).(12,17,18) Although there is no cure for ADHD, there are accepted treatments that specifically target its symptoms. Standard treatments include educational approaches, psychological or be...

Schering-Plough Announces U.S. Filing of Mometasone Furoate/Formoterol Fumarate Combination for the Maintenance Treatment of Asthma

...isease leads to almost two million asthma-related emergency room visits and more than 4,000 asthma-related deaths in the United States.(2) There is no cure for asthma, but asthma can be managed with proper treatment.(2)( )( ) About ASMANEX ((R)) ASMANEX((R)) TWISTHALER((R)) (mometason...

New Results From ARTEN Study of Nevirapine Plus Tenofovir and Emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) Versus Boosted Protease Inhibitor Regimen of Atazanavir/Ritonavir Plus TDF/FTC Revealed

... VIRAMUNE is indicated for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection. VIRAMUNE does not cure HIV or AIDS, and has not been shown to reduce the risk of passing HIV to others through sexual contact or blood contamination. VIRAMUNE can ...

First Potential Lupus-Specific Treatment in Sight

...n be brought under control and that, eventually, a cure can be found for the estimated 1.5 million America...otentially fatal, yet no satisfactory treatment or cure exists. About the LFA The LFA is t...rganization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus, and providing support, services, and ho...

Lupus Research Institute Highly Encouraged by Benlysta(TM) Trial Results

...y disease and stroke among young women. About the Lupus Research Institute Pioneering d iscovery to prevent, treat and cure lupus The Lupus Research Institute (LRI)--the world's leading private supporter of innovative research in lupus--champions innovation, encourages sc...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards Over $2 Million for Validation of 10 Parkinson's Therapeutic Targets

... Michael J. Fox Foundation Founded in 2000, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research is dedicated to ensuring the development of a cure for Parkinson's disease within the coming decade through an aggressively funded research agenda. The Foundation has funded over $145 million in resear...

St. Francis Surgeon Uses Tissue Regeneration Technology to Rebuild Patients' Heart Structures

...ted to providing our patients with the region's most comprehensive heart and vascular services. The commitment of our physicians to the prevention and cure of heart disease has led to innovative care, better outcomes and improved quality of life for patients. St. Francis created the Emergency Heart Attack...

Clay Walker's Band Against MS Foundation Donates $150,000 To Support Multiple Sclerosis Research

...rnament pays off big for researchers looking for a cure for multiple sclerosis. The researchers took home ...elp researchers find the cause of and ultimately a cure for MS." "Clay and his organization have dem...multiple sclerosis, funding programs researching a cure for multiple sclerosis, and funding programs helpi...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings Reviews Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Psychiatric Diseases

...r depression; however, up to 20 percent of these patients fail to respond to these non-surgical therapeutic interventions. "DBS is not a miracle cure and should not be used to treat all depression," says Dr. Lee. "It should be reserved for those patients who have treatment-resistant depression and a...

More Gene Mutations Linked to Autism Risk

...m Speaks is the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Spea...

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

... study shows personalized chemotherapy can improve cure rate and avoid the use of radiation in acute lymph...essor. "It controlled CNS leukemia and boosted the cure rate for ALL from only 4 percent to 50 percent. Bu...se avoids over- or under-treatment to maximize the cure rate while preventing excessive toxicity." T...

ADHD Genes Found; Known to Play Roles in Neurodevelopment

...ort for the study, as did the University of Pennsylvania , the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Cotswold Foundation and the ADHD: Climbing to a cure Foundation. Elia, White and Hakonarson all are faculty members of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine ( Penn ). Xiaowu Gai, Ph.D., of ...

Alfacell Provides Shareholder Update

...ents debilitated by these dreadful cancers the opportunity to live meaningful lives while we continue to find better therapies and one day a permanent cure for cancer. Sincerely, Charles Muniz President, Chief Operating Officer About ONCONASE(R) ONCONASE is a first-in-class therape...

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Announces Latest Developments on Three SMA Drug Discovery Programs

...amilies of Spinal Muscular Atrophy is dedicated to creating a treatment and cure by: Funding and advancing a comprehensive research program; Supporting...sted significant resources into alternative approaches that show promise to cure SMA. www.curesma.org ...

Trius Announces Positive Results From Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Torezolid in Patients With Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections

...y evaluable at the test-of-cure visit. The overall cure rates of clinically evaluable patients for severe ...were not affected by the size of lesions. Clinical cure rates by dose in the clinically evaluable populati...ologically evaluable patients (133, 71%), clinical cure was achieved in 100%, 93% and 96% of patients rece...

Access Pharmaceuticals Announces Publication of Thiarabine Combination Data

... Combined with Clofarabine, Thiarabine Achieves High cure Rate in a Colorectal Cancer Model DALLAS, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: ACCP), annou...

Lupus Foundation of America Fosters the Next Generation of Lupus Researchers by Awarding Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowships to Five Students

...he Lupus Foundation of America The LFA is the foremost national nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus, and providing support, services, and hope to all people affected by lupus. Founded in 1977, the LFA has a nationwide network of nearly 300 ...

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

...py for patients with potentially resectable, locally-advanced esophageal cancer. Although the addition of chemotherapy to radiation is beneficial, the cure rate for esophageal cancer is low. Standard neoadjuvant treatment for esophageal cancer uses a regimen of cisplatin, and fluorouracil (5-FU) chemother...

New One-Year Data from REMICADE(R) SONIC Trial Show Sustained Efficacy Compared with Azathioprine in Treatment of Crohn's Disease

...'s disease can vary but often include abdominal pain and tenderness, frequent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, weight loss and fever. There is currently no cure for Crohn's disease. About REMICADE REMICADE was the first anti-TNF-alpha treatment to be approved in three different therapeutic areas: ga...

PROTECT-1 Phase II/III Induction-Stage Results for ChemoCentryx's Traficet-EN(TM) Presented in Oral Session at DDW 2009 Conference

...disease and potentially ulcerative colitis," said Pirow Bekker, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Medical and Clinical Affairs of ChemoCentryx. "No cure exists for inflammatory bowel diseases and many patients do not respond to or cannot tolerate current treatment options, including the newer biologics...

Celladon Provides MYDICAR(R) Program Update of First-In-Human Trial for Advanced Heart Failure at American Society of Gene Therapy Annual Meeting

...ommon symptoms of heart failure are shortness of breath, feeling tired, and swelling in the ankles, feet, legs, and sometimes the abdomen. There is no cure for heart failure. About Celladon Celladon Corporation, based in La Jolla, California, was launched in October 2004 as a privately held biote...

Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute and Inverness Medical Innovations to Develop Commercial Test to Detect Early Alzheimer's Disease

...ricans, Alzheimer's disease (AD) has no recognized cure and is difficult to diagnose. In fact, doctors can...pproved biochemical test to diagnose it. Finding a cure for AD is one of the central missions of the Blanc...te Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (BRNI) is to cure Alzheimer's disease, and the path to a...

Mutant Genes in High-Risk Childhood Leukemias Identified

...ady in clinical trials for similar blood diseases in adults. While the cure rate in pediatric ALL has reached about 85 percent, the remaining high-risk... childhood cancer from a virtually incurable disease to one with an overall cure rate approaching 80 percent. COG is committed to conquering childhood cance...

Optimer Pharmaceuticals Presents Results From Fidaxomicin Phase 3 Study for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection

...imary endpoint with fidaxomicin achieving clinical cure compared to Vancocin(R). In addition, patients tre...ared to Vancocin (p=0.004) and had a higher global cure (cure with no recurrence within four weeks) compar... to occur following fidaxomicin therapy. Combining cure of CDI and freedom from recurrence, fidaxomicin is...

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to Honor Duane DeSisto of Insulet Corporation and Senator Edward M. Kennedy at 27th Annual Hearts & Heroes Gala

...ected to raise $1.5 million for research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications. I...on a national level by sponsoring multiple Walk to cure Diabetes sites throughout the country, including t...type 1 research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the sup...

Moffitt Cancer Center Signs Licensing Agreement with Frantz BioMarkers, LLC

... The only clinical blood biomarker available for diagnosis is CA125, which is unreliable, especially for accurate diagnosis at an early stage when a cure is feasible. Researchers at Moffitt and Frantz BioMarkers discovered that when CA125 is combined with selected phospholipids, the diagnostic accuracy ...

Diabetes Experts Issue New Recommendations for Inpatient Glycemic Control - Call for Systemic Changes in Hospitals Nationwide

...for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides...rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For ...

New Studies on Once-Daily Extended Release Pramipexole Presented at American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting

...e symptoms vary from individual to individual, but become more severe over time. Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for Parkinson's disease. About pramipexole Pramipexole dihydrochloride tablets, in an immediate release formulation, are indicated in the U...

Doctors Urge Precaution to Shield Against Swine Flu

...biosciences.com These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Press Contact: Denise Mingione American BioSciences, Inc. 888-884-7770 dmingione@americanbiosciences...
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