Monthly Archives: May 2012

New patented technique offers unprecedented view of DNA damage

New technology providing the first view of DNA damage throughout the entire human genome developed by Cardiff University scientists could offer a valuable new insight into the development and treatment of conditions like cancer. Professor Ray Waters is Head of … Continue reading

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New long-term survival data from OPUS, CRYSTAL studies demonstrate strong tumor shrinkage of Erbitux

Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today highlighted a further analysis of the large randomized Phase II OPUS study demonstrating an association between early tumor shrinkage and long-term median overall survival (OS) of more than 2 years … Continue reading

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Kidney transplant surgeon receives Loyola's Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Each year, Loyola University Health System presents its prestigious Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Award to an employee who provides inspirational service to others in the spirit of the slain civil rights leader. Milner is director of Loyola’s Living … Continue reading

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Ridaforolimus achieves primary endpoint in Phase 3 trial for metastatic soft-tissue and bone sarcomas

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced top-line data showing that ridaforolimus, an investigational oral mTOR inhibitor, met the primary endpoint of improved progression-free survival (PFS) compared to placebo in the Phase 3 SUCCEED trial conducted in patients with metastatic soft-tissue or … Continue reading

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MD Anderson experts create plan to guide women on healthy behaviors

“A woman’s life changes at every decade and so does her body,” says Therese Bevers, M.D., medical director of MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Center. “And, just as a woman sets personal and work-related milestones, she also should set health goals … Continue reading

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UNC scientists discover how chaperone enzyme plays a key role in cells' ability to tolerate DNA damage

UNC scientists who study how cells repair damage from environmental factors like sunlight and cigarette smoke have discovered how a “chaperone” enzyme plays a key role in cells’ ability to tolerate the DNA damage that leads to cancer and other … Continue reading

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Europe's leading oncology organisations receive ?‚¬12 million grant to streamline cross border research

Europe’s leading oncology organisations are combining forces in the global fight against cancer. The project, EurocanPlatform, has received ?‚¬12 million from the European Union to streamline cross border research. The project will find moreeffective ways to ensure the prevention, early … Continue reading

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