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New Treatment Option at The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center Provides Hope for Inoperable Tumors

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center (SCCC) at Centennial Medical Center last week began treating patients with a new non-invasive weapon in the battle against cancer. The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center is the first and only cancer center in Middle Tennessee to offe...

Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation System Used to Successfully Treat an Inoperable Congenital Heart Defect in a 10-Year Old Patient

ST. LOUIS, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS) announced today that the pediatric cardiology team at the Heart and Diabetes Center of North Reinland-Westphalia in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, successfully performed a first-of-its-kind-procedure to treat pulmonary atr...

St. Jude study offers new hope for children with kidney tumors deemed inoperable

Physicians at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have demonstrated that children with bilateral Wilms tumor, a cancer of the kidneys, can retain normal function in both kidneys by undergoing a procedure called bilateral nephron-sparing surgery, even when preoperative scans suggest that the tumo...

Radio-frequency Ablation Offers Hope for People With Inoperable Kidney Tumours

People with inoperable kidney and liver tumours may rely on a new, non-surgical procedure called Radio-frequency ablation (RFA), which has already been successful in treating Hollywood talent manager , Louis Bershad, after he was diagnosed with a malignant tumour in his left kidney. The ro...

Lilly to Unveil More Than 30 Studies at Premier Lung Cancer Meeting

...hare data involving ALIMTA-based regimens in combination with radiation for inoperable stage IIIA/B NSCLC. Globally, lung cancer impacts more than 3 mil...y Followed by Pemetrexed Consolidation in Patients with Favorable-Prognosis inoperable Stage IIIA/B non-small cell Lung Cancer: Interim Safety Update ...

10th CyberKnife System Installed at an HCA Hospital

...nnon Cancer Center Network. "With this new image-guided robotic technology, we are giving new hope to those whose tumors were previously thought to be inoperable and untreatable." This installation marks HCA's ninth installation in the United States. HCA's first international installation took place in Lon...

Promising Therapy for Prostate Cancer

... Experimental drug beat back inoperable cancer in two patients, study claims MONDAY, June 22 (HealthDay...s) -- An experimental drug therapy appears to have helped destroy allegedly inoperable prostate cancer in two patients in a clinical trial. Use of the immunoth...

Mayo researchers: Dramatic outcomes in prostate cancer study

... ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Two Mayo Clinic patients whose prostate cancer had been considered inoperable are now cancer free thanks in part to an experimental drug therapy that was used in combination with standardized hormone treatment and radiation ther...

Inoperable Colon Cancer Responds to New Treatment

...been among the first to use NeoPlas Innovation's new protocol. Nashville, Tenn. (Vocus) June 16, 2009 -- With an extensive, inoperable colon cancer and few options available, a Tennessee patient is seeing his cancer steadily regressing on a new outpatient treatment. Individuals from...

Next Generation CyberKnife Increases Patient Throughput at Philadelphia CyberKnife

...ns and the other 30 percent intracranial. The CyberKnife System enables clinicians to treat of a whole new group of patients including those with inoperable or surgically complex tumors or patients who were deemed medically inoperable. Treating this new population that couldn't traditionally be treated wit...
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Treatment Gives Lung Cancer Patients With Inoperable Tumors Two Years or More

Interventional Radiologists' Outpatient Procedure Uses Heat to Destroy Lung Tumors WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) -- an interventional treatment that "cooks" and kills lung cancer tumors with heat -- greatly improves survival time from primary...

St. Jude Study Offers New Hope for Children With Kidney Tumors Deemed Inoperable

Surgeons were able to save part of each kidney in patients with bilateral Wilms tumor, regardless of how the tumors appear on preoperative scans MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital physicians have demonstrated that children with bilater...

Video: Data on More Than 15 Novartis Oncology Compounds at ASCO Highlight Progress Toward Targeted Therapies for Diverse Tumor Types

...ssion or death. All patients in the study were treatment-naive, had locally inoperable or metastatic NET with the primary tumor located in the midgut, were withou... nervous systems. While these NET are often slow-growing, when the tumor is inoperable patients with advanced NET have limited treatment options(2). The safe...

MultiCell Technologies Signs Liver Stem Cell R&D Agreement To Develop Products for the Study of Liver Cancer

...es not respond to current treatment. For example, Sorafenib (Nexavar(R)) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2007 for use in advanced inoperable liver cancer. Sorafenib is a targeted therapy designed to interfere with a tumor's ability to generate new blood vessels. However, Sorafenib has bee...

CyberKnife Radiosurgery for Lung Cancer Sees Increased Interest and Continued Rapid Growth

...e also resource and cost intensive for providers and payors. While the CyberKnife System is currently accepted as a non-invasive treatment option for inoperable patients, this study is designed to provide evidence that may revolutionize the way operable early stage lung cancer is treated worldwide. All of...

New Study First to Confirm Sandostatin LAR(R) Depot Controls Tumor Growth in Patients With Rare Gastrointestinal Tumors

... patients who were treated with either Sandostatin LAR or placebo until tumor progression. All patients in the study were treatment-naive, had locally inoperable or metastatic NETs with the primary tumor within the midgut, were without curative therapeutic options and had tumors that were functionally active (i...

AstraZeneca Announces Innovative New Partnership With Singapore Institutions to Develop Anti-Cancer Compounds

...ch have already undergone initial clinical testing in the West. Two AstraZeneca compounds(3), have already been identified for clinical screening in inoperable HCC by the institutions during 2008 and 2009. Further compounds will be made available at a rate of one per year, for the duration of the partnership,...

BioVex Reports Positive Phase II Clinical Trial Results of OncoVEX GM-CSF in Metastatic Melanoma at the 2008 American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting

...y, New York, NY; The Hubert H. Humphrey Cancer Center, Minneapolis, MN; and the University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA. Fifty patients with inoperable Stage IIIc/IV melanoma were enrolled. Patients were given OncoVEX GM-CSF injections every two weeks for up to a year. The trial was designed to measur...

Delcath Updates Phase III Patient Enrollment as Pivotal Trial Accelerates, Durable Tumor Responses In Phase II Study Also Cited

...ey's comments updated patient recruitment levels for the Phase III clinical trial of the Company's Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion (PHP) technology for inoperable cancers in the liver. Enrollment in this pivotal trial, which is treating patients with metastatic melanoma, now totals 32 patients which surpasses on...

Delcath Expands Phase III Trial for Metastatic Melanoma to Include University of Maryland Medical Center

...II study of the Company's Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion (PHP) System for the isolated, high dose delivery of the anti-cancer agent melphalan to treat inoperable metastatic melanoma in the liver. The pivotal, Phase III study is being led by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which previously approved the stud...
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Commercialization aim of grant supporting technology that destroys cancer cells

...nd it proved easy to control and to be precise. Furthermore, "the procedure spares nerves and major blood vessels, enabling treatment in otherwise inoperable areas," added Davalos, the 2006 recipient of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award for Most Promising Engineer. Davalos and his colleagu...

Researchers develop liquid crystal pharmaceuticals to fight cancer and other diseases

...ssion of end-stage cancer patients. In addition, the FDA granted Apatone® orphan-drug status for the treatment of metastatic, or locally advanced, inoperable bladder cancer in August 2007. Unlike other chemotherapy drugs, TolecineTM and Apatone® have low toxicity and do not target dividing cells. In...

Combined treatment extends life expectancy for lung cancer patients

...cy and decreases recurrences of tumors in patients who have early stages of inoperable lung cancer, according to researchers at Rhode Island Hospital. In a ret...her underlying medical conditions. Radiation therapy has long been used for inoperable lung cancer, and more recently, doctors have used radiofrequency ablation (...

New test to detect rare proteins in blood

... form tumors exactly like breast tumors in humans. Using ELISA, the researchers could not detect Her2/neu from mouse blood until the tumors reached an inoperable size, but with the new FACTT technology they could detect Her2/Neu in some mice when tumors were barely visible and within two days of implantation. T...

Minimally Invasive Cancer Treatments Highlighted

...ymposium Include: Treatments for Liver Cancer (Monday, November 28) Although surgery provides the best chance for a cure, liver tumors are often inoperable because they may be too large, or have grown into major blood vessels or other vital structures. Sometimes, many small tumors are spread throughout th...
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AEterna Zentaris Discloses Preliminary Phase 2 Trial Results for Perifosine in Combination with Radiotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

... inhibitor compound, perifosine. In 177 patients receiving radiotherapy for inoperable NSCLC, this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial assessed the...e of radiotherapy (51 Gy in 17 fractions), patients with non-metastatic but inoperable NSCLC, mainly Stage III, received a 5-week course of 150 mg perifosine dail...

NIMOTUZUMAB DEMONSTRATES EFFICACY IN RANDOMIZED HEAD & NECK CANCER STUDY WITHOUT THE TOXICITIES ASSOCIATED WITH OTHER EGFR DRUGS

...ith radiation therapy (RT) or chemoradiation therapy (CRT) in patients with inoperable (Stage III or IVa) squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). St...n therapy or radiation therapy in patients with advanced (Stage III or IVa) inoperable head and neck cancer", by Reddy BK et al. (Citation: J Clin Oncol 27:15s, 2...

YM BIOSCIENCES ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF RANDOMIZED NIMOTUZUMAB STUDY TO BE PRESENTED IN A POSTER AT ASCO ANNUAL MEETING

... of h-R3 monoclonal antibody against EGFR in combination with chemoradiation therapy or radiation therapy in patients with advanced (stage III or IVA) inoperable head and neck cancer (abstract # 6041)" will be presented in the Head and Neck Cancer general poster session on Monday, June 1 from 8:00AM until 12:00...

Doctors in New Hampshire Now Treating Cancer with Non-Invasive Image-Guided Radiosurgery Using Novalis Tx(TM) Technology

... A 71-year old man with inoperable lung cancer is able to receive stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) treatment DOVER, N.H., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Surgeons told Donald...

Delcath Adds University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to Phase III Trial

...ty of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), has joined Delcath's Phase III clinical trial testing its Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion (PHP) System against inoperable metastatic melanoma in the liver. James Pingpank, MD, FACS, Associate Professor Surgery in the Department of Surgical Oncology, will serve as the Pri...

33rd ESMO Congress in Stockholm, 12-16 September 2008

... new form of chemotherapy that destroys new blood vessels that grow around tumours has produced excellent results in a phase II trial of patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer, Prof. Matthias Lohr from the Karolinska Institute reports. Late breaking data: Gene marker indicates doubling of survival time ...

Edwards Lifesciences Receives FDA Approval to Add Transapical Delivery System to U.S. Clinical Trial of Transcatheter Heart Valve

...aNscathetER valves) trial, initiated in the second quarter of 2007, is evaluating the Edwards SAPIEN valve in patients who are considered high risk or inoperable for conventional open-heart valve surgery. "The addition of the Ascendra transapical delivery system to the PARTNER trial will enable Edwards to add...

YM BioSciences provides update on AeroLEF(TM) clinical development program

... a Phase II/III randomized trial in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. Data from the fully recruited Phase III trial in Europe in children with inoperable brain cancer, if positive, are expected to be submitted to the EMEA for marketing approval. About AeroLEF(TM) AeroLEF(TM) is a unique, inhaled-del...

YM BIOSCIENCES REPORTS 2007 YEAR END OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL RESULTS

... on the primary endpoints, response rate and safety, will be reported. - YM received clearance to initiate a clinical trial in children with inoperable recurrent, treatment-resistant brain cancer in Canada. - YM reported successful regulatory review of the manufacturing of nimotuzumab. - YM re...

ONCOSCIENCE AG, THE EUROPEAN PARTNER OF YM BIOSCIENCES, ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF PATIENT ENROLLMENT IN PHASE III BRAIN CANCER TRIAL OF NIMOTUZUMAB

... combining nimotuzumab with radiation for the treatment of children and adolescents suffering from diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). DIPG is an inoperable form of brain cancer for which treatment options are severely limited. The Phase III trial is being conducted by an international group of paediatric ...
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