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Novel therapeutic agents provide hope for patients with hard-to-treat blood disorders

Novel therapeutic agents provide hope for patients with hard-to-treat blood disorders

Dec. 9, 2012 — Encouraging safety and efficacy data on novel and emerging therapies presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) signal an important step forward in the development of treatment strategies for patients with hard-to-treat leukemia, myeloma, and myelofibrosis Continue reading

Blood cancers: Studies assess genetics, modified treatment to improve outcomes, reduce toxicity

Blood cancers: Studies assess genetics, modified treatment to improve outcomes, reduce toxicity

Dec. Continue reading

Scientists identify genes that predict whether trastuzumab will work for breast cancer patients

Scientists identify genes that predict whether trastuzumab will work for breast cancer patients

Dec. 7, 2012 — Adding the drug trastuzumab to chemotherapy prevents cancer recurrence and improves survival in a large number of women with early stage HER2-positive breast cancer. But trastuzumab does not stop tumors from returning in about 25 percent of patients — and oncologists haven’t been able to identify these women before treatment Continue reading

Obesity reversed in mice by manipulating production of an enzyme

Obesity reversed in mice by manipulating production of an enzyme

ScienceDaily (Dec. 5, 2012) — Approximately 68 percent of U.S. Continue reading

Longer life expectancy, aging population necessitate new strategies for prostate cancer care

Longer life expectancy, aging population necessitate new strategies for prostate cancer care

ScienceDaily (Dec. 4, 2012) — The population of the United States is getting older, due not only to aging boomers but also to a four-year increase in life expectancy from 1990 to 2010 Continue reading

Brain tumor cells destroyed

Brain tumor cells destroyed

ScienceDaily (Dec. 3, 2012) — A team of brain cancer researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Continue reading

Scientists find ‘bully’ genes in common childhood tumor

Scientists find ‘bully’ genes in common childhood tumor

ScienceDaily (Dec. 2, 2012) — In a genome sequencing study of 74 neuroblastoma tumors in children, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found that patients with changes in two genes, ARID1A and ARID1B, survive only a quarter as long as patients without the changes. The discovery could eventually lead to early identification of patients with aggressive neuroblastomas who may need additional treatments. Continue reading

Lung cancer patients with pockets of resistance prolong disease control by ‘weeding the garden’

Lung cancer patients with pockets of resistance prolong disease control by ‘weeding the garden’

ScienceDaily (Dec. 1, 2012) — The central skill of cancer is its ability to mutate — that’s how it became cancerous in the first place Continue reading

Ppossible road map for improving healthcare

Ppossible road map for improving healthcare

ScienceDaily (Nov. Continue reading

Delayed treatment for advanced breast cancer has ‘profound effect’

Delayed treatment for advanced breast cancer has ‘profound effect’

ScienceDaily (Nov. 29, 2012) — Results from a new study conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G Continue reading