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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. Resu...

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 overweight to participate in a national clinical study evaluating an investigational device, the TANTALUS System. Diabetes affects more than 400,000 individuals in Tennes...

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 5- fluoro...

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 available 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 convenie...

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 programs 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 Cancer Models

- Peregrine's Selective Anti-VEGF Antibodies Inhibited Tumor Growth By 90% In a Preclinical Cancer Model - - Peregrine's Antibodies that Selectively Inhibit VEGF Receptor 2 Could 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 Independent

Moffitt Research Presented at 9th International Symposium on Myelodysplastic Syndromes 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 Study

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

...ine. 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 combined. "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. "We are 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 weak." "These data...
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