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Study reveals improved prediction of prostrate cancer

Scientists are another step closer to understanding why some people suffer from life-threatening diseases such as cancer. Research published in the new online open access journal BMC Medical Genomics reveals a model that may enable more accurate prediction of the risk of prostate cancer progressio...

Chemical Diversity Initiates International Prostrate Cancer Discovery Partnership

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- ChemDiv, Inc. (San Diego) announced today that its Chemical Diversity Research Institute (CDRI, Moscow) is undertaking a partnership with the Blokhin Russian Oncology Center (RONC) of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, the US Department of Energy (DOE)...

Married men fare better after surgery in prostrate cancer treatment

Men who had a surgery as part of the treatment for prostrate cancer seem to cope better when //they have the support of their spouses. Such men reported better psychological and social well being after the surgery than their loner counterparts. Married men had fewer fears about their well being aft...

Frost & Sullivan: Novel Diagnostics Methods Driving the European Cancer IVD Market Towards Early Detection and Prevention

... the selection of appropriate treatments," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Gayathry Ramachandran. "Repeated test requests, especially for prostrate specific antigen (PSA) will boost market revenues." The increased prevalence of cancer has resulted in the development of novel technologies th...

AstraZeneca's Drug Will Become the New Clinical Gold Standard by 2012 for the Treatment of Metastatic Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer

...otentan will become Decision Resources' proprietary clinical gold standard by 2012 and through 2017 for the treatment of metastatic hormone-refractory prostrate cancer due to its competitive advantages in overall efficacy, safety and tolerability and delivery measures over the current gold standard, Sanofi-A...

Hospital Association Presents Awards for Commitment to Healthcare

...th System - Mercer Campus, Trenton was recognized for its Rolling Out the Red Carpet program. This program was implemented to improve access to prostrate screenings for black men, regardless of health insurance and ability to pay. Through a five-week multimedia campaign, the public was informed that Cap...

Modulated radiotherapy can cut treatment time for cancer of the rectum without increasing toxicity

...ted in an individualized manner. To date, the application of this procedure had been fundamentally limited to tumours located in the head, neck and prostrate gland. "This technique had been used in more confined tumours, more limited and smaller. We have now also begun to apply it to tumours of the rectum g...

NuView Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc. Secures Exclusive Rights From Thomas Jefferson University for a Tumor-Specific Imaging Agent for the Diagnosis of Breast and Prostate Cancers

...AC) receptors expressed in high density on tumors. "The need for clinically-useful, non-invasive molecular imaging techniques specific to breast and prostrate tumors is very great. Molecular imaging of these types of tumors could improve early diagnosis, staging, and monitoring of therapy in patients," says ...

Former Actor has Mobility Restored With Power Wheelchair Gift From The Scooter Store

...er wheelchair. After a 40-year acting career, highlighted by roles with Madeline Khan, Ed Asner, and Sir Ian McKellen, Mr. Johnston was diagnosed with prostrate cancer. He suffers from debilitating pain that prevents him from standing. Leaving his apartment has not been an option because his manual chair was "...

Impotence and Incontinence Greatly Reduced With New Prostate Cancer Treatment

...al benefit is that the equipment required for the new technology is much less expensive than that used in conventional treatment methods. The prostrate Cancer Treatment of the Future? According to Professor Zamboglou, the advanced new image-guidance technology "stands out through its ease of use ...
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A Worldwide Phase III Clinical Trial Seeks U.S. Patients to Explore Investigational Drug Phenoxodiol

...rostate and cervical cancers. Phenoxodiol has received Fast Track status from the FDA to facilitate development as a therapy for recurrent ovarian and prostrate cancers. Phenoxodiol is an investigational drug and, as such, is not commercially available. Under U.S. law, a new drug cannot be marketed until it h...
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Laughing hyenas, wailing levees, the sound of cheese and blaring bagpipes

...ork," says Roberts. His team used the technique to dissolve marble-sized chunks of cells in the walls of prostates. Side effects common in traditional prostrate treatments -- bleeding and inflammation -- were minimal after histotripsy treatment, as were signs of discomfort. Roberts hopes to develop histotripsy...

Columbia research lifts major hurdle to gene therapy for cancer

...he switch is flipped on by PEA-3 or AP-1. When added to a mix of normal and prostrate cancer cells, the virus entered both but only produced the toxic protein inside the cancer cells. All the prostrate cancer cells died while the normal cells were unaffected. The same virus al...
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The Industry Impact of Two Big Pharmas Mating

...ss through some key in-licensed products (called Oxaliplatin, which is from the Swiss company Debiopharm) and a new injectable form of Leuprolide (the prostrate cancer drug marketed principally by TAP Pharmaceuticals) from Atrix Labs became a new direction for the combined company. Enter Aventis, which als...

Big pharma seeks Wisconsin biotech partnerships

...the stage to publicize their interest in such ventures. Gary Gabrielsen, senior director of business development at Astellas, the Japanese maker of prostrate drug Flomax, said his company is collaborating with many biotechnology companies and actively searching for future joint projects. As an investor i...
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