Why Do African-Americans Fare Worse With Cancer? Access and Economics Are Only Part of the Story
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An analysis of almost 20,000 patient records from the Southwest Oncology Group's database of clinical trials finds, for the first time, that African-American breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer patients tend to die earlier than patients of oth...
Three Surgeons in East Texas Are Successfully Integrating a Novel Stem Cell Procedure for Spine Surgeries
Stem Cell Technologies for Surgery
TEXARKANA, Texas, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A new breakthrough in adult stem cell technology has three Texarkana neurosurgeons leading their industry by utilizing concentrated stem cells for spine surgery. The innovative technique is improving the desired resul...
Carbapenems and Other Agents that Provide Broad-Spectrum Activity are Preferred by Surveyed Physicians for the Treatment of Intra-Abdominal Infections
A Drug's Activity Against Anaerobes is the Leading Attribute in Antibiotic Selection, According to a New Report from AMR and Decision Resources
MALVERN, Pa. and WALTHAM, Mass. , May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Medical Resources (AMR) and Decision Resources find that surveyed physicians will...
CVS Caremark Data Confirms Improved Outcomes for Women with Osteoporosis Who are Adherent to Therapy
Non-adherent women up to six times more likely to experience a fracture
WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Data released today by CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS ) indicates that 87 percent of women 18 years and older with osteoporosis, who were taking a drug therapy to treat the disease, di...
Study Confirms: Your Hidden Food Allergies Are Making You Fat
Researchers confirm the benefit of The ALCAT Test to help chronic symptoms such as obesity, IBS, migraine and arthritis.
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical researchers from Dubai today reported in the April '09 edition of the Middle East Journal of Family Medicine (The Eff...
Video: Provectus PV-10 Interim Phase 2 Safety and Efficacy Results are as Good as or Better than Phase 1 Results
- Lead Investigator Professor John F. Thompson Presented Results at The Sixth International Symposium on Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies in New York City -
- Detailed Efficacy Data to be Presented at ASCO May 29-June 2, 2009 -
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/...
Foreign Medical Devices are in High Demand in Russia
LAHTI, Finland, February 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The demand for medical devices
has been increasing in recent years in Russia. Demand for imported high-tech
medical devices is so high because local manufacturers concentrate mainly on
inexpensive low-tech products. The medical devices and equipment i...
Epidemics of Both Type 1 Diabetes (Insulin Dependent) and Type 2 Diabetes (Obesity Related) Are Linked to Immunization
BALTIMORE, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Data by Dr. J. Bart Classen published this week in Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews provides further evidence that epidemics of type 2 diabetes/obesity/metabolic syndrome, like type 1 diabetes, are
linked to immunization. Class...
Study Shows ACCU-CHEK(R) Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems and Lancing Devices Are Least Painful
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche announced today that a
comparative study conducted to evaluate differences in perceived pain and
discomfort associated with blood glucose testing showed ACCU-CHEK blood
glucose monitoring systems and lancing devices were deemed least painful.
The COSHAR Foundation Urges Parents to Ensure Children Are Up-to-Date on Vaccinations
National immunization program reaches more than 11,000 churches since
its launch in April
CHEVY CHASE, Md., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation for flu
season, The COSHAR Foundation today urges parents to protect their children
against vaccine-preventable illnesses -- including the flu. Th...
Encorium Announces the Initiation of a Strategic Partnership With Prologue Research After the Postponement of Negotiations Regarding Its Planned Acquisition; Strategic Reorganization and Cost Reduction Plan Initiated as Strategic Alternatives are Investig
WAYNE, Penn., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Encorium Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ENCO ), a full service multinational clinical research organization
(CRO) conducting studies in over 30 countries for many of the world's
leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, today announced that at
Isolagen, Inc. Reports Positive Top-line Results from Pivotal Phase III Studies of Isolagen Therapy(TM) in Wrinkles: Studies Meet All Primary Efficacy Endpoints and are Statistically Significant
Investor Conference Call to be held on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 8:00 a.m.
EXTON, Pa., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isolagen(TM), Inc. (Amex:
ILE) announced today positive top-line efficacy and safety results from two
pivotal, Phase III clinical studies ...
Side Effects of Sunitinib in Kidney Cancer Are 2 to 3 Times More Expensive to Manage Than Those of Avastin Plus Interferon
- Tolerability is an Increasingly Important Factor When Selecting Treatment Options for Patients - ABSTRACT No: 5110 (Poster 6H)
BASEL, Switzerland, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Data presented at the
largest oncology meeting in the world, the American Societ...
St. Jude Finds 'Dancing' Hair Cells Are Key to Humans' Acute Hearing
A new study shows how sounds are
amplified in the inner ear, a finding
that could explain how hearing loss can result from genetic mutation or
overdose of drugs
MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital investigators have found that an electrica...
Recent Findings from the Framingham Offspring Study Show Low Numbers of LDL Particles (LDL-P) by NMR are Associated With Fewer Heart Disease Related Events than Equivalently Low Levels of LDL Cholesterol (LDL-C).(1)
RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The most recent study from the
landmark Framingham trial demonstrates the clinical significance of knowing
the number of LDL particles (LDL-P) by NMR in the management of a patient's
risk for heart disease. This longitudinal outcomes study shows that low
Vanderbilt Medical Center Seeks Middle Tennesseans with Type 2 Diabetes Who are Overweight for National Clinical Trial
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanderbilt Medical Center is
seeking local residents with type 2 diabetes who are
participate in a national clinical study evaluating an investigational
device, the TANTALUS System. Diabetes affects more than 400,000 individuals
Studies Showing Significant Survival Improvement with Taxotere(R)-based Regimens in the Induction Treatment of Patients with Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer are Published in the Same Issue of the New England Journal of Medicine
Results of Two Major Clinical Studies TAX 323 and TAX 324 Published
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis
announced today that results of two clinical studies demonstrating that
Taxotere(R) (docetaxel) Injection Concentrate, when added to cisplatin and
Flu Season Is Here -- Vaccinations Are Still Plentiful
Maxim Health Systems Provides 25,000 Flu Shot Clinics Nationwide
COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Flu vaccinations are
at more than 25,000 nationwide flu clinics hosted by Maxim Health Systems.
The company's Web site, http://www.FindAFluShot.com, helps users find
Vaccine Study in New England Journal of Medicine Wrong in Concluding Mercury Exposures are Harmless, States SafeMinds
"Study Findings and Limitations Require Further Investigations," Says Dissenting Panel Member
ATLANTA, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
study on the relationship between mercury (thimerosal) in vaccines and
children's brain functioning draws ...
Study: Identical Doses of BiDil Components Are Not Bioequivalent to
the Fixed Dose Combination-BiDil-Used in A-HeFT
NEW ORLEANS, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2007 - A study comparing
the formulations of isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) and hydralazine
(HYD) used in V-HeFT I and V-HeFT II, and BiDil, the proprietary
fixed dose combination, used in the African American Heart Failure
Trial (A-HeFT) demonstrated no bioe...
Study Shows Children With ADHD Who Start on Strattera are More
Likely to Change Therapies
Prime Therapeutics recommends clinical utilization management
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 10, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmacy benefit
manager Prime Therapeutics (Prime) today announced the results of a
study on the utilization of Strattera(R) (atomoxetine) for treating
attention deficit hyperact...
Costs of Eradicating Poliomyelitis Now Are Much Lower Than Trying
to Control It Later
LONDON, April 12, 2007--The costs of eradicating
poliomyelitis from the remaining infected countries, while high in
the short term, are
much lower than the long term costs of trying
to control infections without eradication. And a recently developed
monovalent vaccine is almost three times more ef...
Data Presented at AACR Meeting Shows Peregrine's Selective
Anti-VEGF Antibodies are as Effective as Avastin(R) in Preclinical
- Peregrine's Selective Anti-VEGF Antibodies Inhibited Tumor Growth By
90% In a Preclinical Cancer Model -
- Peregrine's Antibodies that Selectively Inhibit VEGF Receptor
Potentially Have Advantages over Non-Selective Approaches -
- These Results Along wit...
Waismann Method Survey Reveals 65 Percent of Women Seeking Opiate
Dependency Treatment Are Mothers
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2007 - According to
The Waismann Method 2006 Opiate Dependency Survey 65 percent of
female respondents seeking treatment for opiate dependency have one
or more children. Painkillers such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet
and Fentanyl were among the drug...
Study Continues to Show Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Treated With Revlimid are Living Longer and Remaining Transfusion
Moffitt Research Presented at 9th International Symposium on
TAMPA, Fla., May 17, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- New updated results
from a pivotal Phase II trial evaluating Revlimid in patients with
an incurable blood cancer known as myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
were presented ...
Blood Levels of Paliperidone Extended-Release Tablets are Not
Increased by Common Antidepressant
Study shows paroxetine produced no significant drug interaction
with paliperidone ER
SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- After administration of
paliperidone extended-release (ER) tablets, blood levels of the
drug were not affected when given with a common antidepressant,
according to new data...
ImmunoGen, Inc. Announces Clinical Findings for Three TAP Compounds
for Solid Tumors Are to be Reported at ASCO
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 24, 2007 - ImmunoGen, Inc.
(Nasdaq: IMGN), a biopharmaceutical company that develops targeted
anticancer therapeutics using its Tumor-Activated Prodrug (TAP)
technology, today announced that clinical findings for three
different TAP compounds for the treatment...
NCI Researchers Discover Genes That Are Turned on at High Levels in
Tumor-associated Blood Vessels of Mice and Humans
BETHESDA, Md., June 11, 2007--A team of researchers at the
National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of
Health (NIH), has uncovered a set of genes that are
turned on, or
expressed, at high levels only in the blood vessels that feed
tumors in mice and humans. These genes, and...
Clinical Trial Suggests Bone Marrow Stem Cells Are Useful for
Spinal Cord Injury; PrimeCell Therapeutics Provided Pre-Clinical
SYDNEY, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 27, 2007 - PrimeCell(TM)
Therapeutics LLC (http://www.primecelltherapeutics.com) today
announced that it provided research support and pre-clinical
studies for a clinical trial to assess the safety, feasibility and
efficacy of implanting autologous bone marro...
International ENDORSE Study Shows That the Majority of Hospitalized
Patients Surveyed are at Risk for VTE and Many do not Receive
Recommended VTE prophylaxis
WORCESTER, Massachusetts, July 08, 2007 /PRNewswire/ --
- ENDORSE Global Findings Highlight the Need to Urgently
Implement Hospital-Wide Strategies to Optimize VTE Management:
Systematically Assess Patient Risk for VTE and Provide Appropriate
prophylaxis to Prevent VTE
Venous thromboembolism (...
Low-Density Cholesterol Subfractions: Not all LDL-C Particles are Created Equal
Kerri Penno Contributing Editor
Medical conventions are
challenged every day. Already in the new year, the effectiveness of cold medicine and the gold standard in breast cancer treatment have been challenged. Standards in cholesterol testing are
the latest casualty of medical innovation....
Tiny Cup Attached to Eye Improves Drug Delivery For Retinal Diseases
..., periocular injections and intraocular injections are
used to deliver medications to the eye but general...
Currently, drugs for most retinal diseases are
delivered either through an I.V. drip (i.e. system.... This requires relatively large doses of the drug are
needed to achieve a therapeutic concentration in t...
Regular Yoga Practice Is Associated With Mindful Eating
...ga practice is associated with mindful eating, and people who eat mindfully are
less likely to be obese, according to a study led by researchers at Fred Hu...age spread in normal-weight people and may promote weight loss in those who are
overweight. At the time, the researchers suspected that the weight-loss eff...
Sanofi Pasteur Submits Supplemental Application for A(H1N1) Pandemic Vaccine to U.S. FDA
While these strain change supplements are
not required to be supported by new clinical data,...ct of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements are
statements that are
not historical facts. These statements include fin...
Vectibix(R) in Combination With Chemotherapy Significantly Improved Progression-Free Survival in First-Line Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
...ident of Research and Development at Amgen. "These are
the first prospective Phase 3 data to demonstrate ...latin-based chemotherapy and an anti-EGFR antibody are
"Our study underscores the impor... in the Western world. The highest incidence rates are
found in Japan, North America, parts of Europe, Ne...
Isis Reports Strong Financial Results and Highlights for Second Quarter of 2009
...atform and business strategy. We and our partners are
advancing our large and growing pipeline of 19 dru...compared to 2008. Also, Ibis' revenue and expense are
included in Isis' 2008 financial results as discontinued operations and are
not included in Isis' 2009 financial results. In ...
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation Announce Innovative Diabetes Drug Discovery and Development Partnership
...ping innovative therapeutics for medical needs, we are
looking to expand both the targets and the realm o...
"Through this collaboration with JDRF, we are
looking to create a unique program of translationa...nisms involved in human disease. These discoveries are
being translated into human therapeutics through a...
Cancer Centers of North Carolina Offers HDR Brachytherapy for Treatment of Cancerous Tumors
...the surrounding healthy tissue and critical organs are
preferentially spared from high doses of radiation...In addition, treatment times for HDR brachytherapy are
typically 10-15 minutes in duration instead of several days that are
required for low dose rate brachytherapy. Cancer C...
SIRO Clinpharm Completes Successful Implementation of Oracle Life Sciences Application Suite
...ce Application Suite (OLSAS) by going live with Oracle Siebel Clinical Trial Management System and Oracle Adverse Events Reporting System.
excited to have the rollout of the entire OLSAS as per our plan for the India operations," said Dr. Ajit Nair, President, India Operations, SIRO Clinp...
Radius' Investigational Bone Anabolic Agent, BA058, Increased Bone Mineral Density (BMD) at Key Fracture Sites in Phase 2 Clinical Trial in Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
...hard Lyttle, PhD, President and CEO of Radius. "We are
especially encouraged by BA058's superior efficacy...ticularly at the femoral neck, since hip fractures are
one of the most serious complications of osteoporo... which currently available osteoporosis treatments are