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New Drug Boosts The Power Of Traditional Cancer Therapies, UF Animal Studies Show
...s pursuing new avenues to enhance our conventional cancer
therapies, radiation and chemotherapy," said Dietm... been championed by Judah Folkman, a physician and cancer
researcher at Children's Hospital in Boston who has received worldwide attention for his work. "The ...
New Vaccine Being Tested In Prostate Cancer Patients
...g vaccines to stimulate an immune response against cancer
typically focuseson proteins, which are relatively...production. "It's a wonderful antigen for prostate cancer
because Tn is one of the mainantigens on prostate cancer
cells," according to co-author and Sloan Ke...
New approach supercharges immunotherapy
...This discovery addresses the basic question facing cancer
immunotherapy," saidLiebowitz: "Why are the T cell...ause of advanced disease, rapid progression of the cancer
duringtherapy, or the difficulties of harvesting and growing T cells, only eightpatients have so far...
Promising New Drug Uses Antibody Targeted Chemotherapy To Fight Leukemia
... patients fight a virulent and often fatal form of cancer
- acutemyelogenous leukemia (AML). The data appeared to confirm that this noveltreatment method -- "antibody-targeted chemotherapy" -- shows promising efficacyand a more tolerable side effect profile than current chemotherapy treatments. AML is a l...
Research Grant To Wistar Institute Involves Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation In Breast Cancer Research
...The group is dedicated to finding a cure forbreast cancer
and provides support for those research efforts th... The Phase I clinical trial on women with breast cancer
is being funded by theU.S. Army Breast Cancer Research Program (Department of Defense). Currentfund...
Maxim Phase II Clinical Trial Highlights Substantial Increase In Leukemia-FreeSurvival For Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Patients
...at may be used broadly toimprove cytokine therapy, cancer
vaccines and other stimulators of the immunesystem...cals is developing advanced drugs and vaccines for cancer
andinfectious diseases. Maxim's focus is to develop novel products that includepharmacoeconomic and...
Osteoporosis Drug Evista (Raloxifene) Cuts Newly Diagnosed, Invasive Breast Cancer Risk By More Than 60 Percent
...) reduces risk for newly diagnosed, invasivebreast cancer
-- potentially the most serious type of the disease-- by more than60 percent. Noted breast cancer
researcher V. Craig Jordan will discuss thesefindings, which are the latest results from Eli Lilly a...
Cherry Hamburgers Lower In Suspected Carcinogens
...ooking. Many ofthem have been determined to cause cancer
in some animals and are suspected tobe carcinogenic in humans. A primary cause of off-flavor, lipid oxidation alsocauses discoloring and texture change of meat during storage. In the study, MSU researchers found that ground beef patties cont...
Best Use Of Angiostatin May Be To Enhance Radiation Therapy
...asm about combining angiostatinwith other forms of cancer
therapy. "The limited angiostatin supplies may be ...selbaum,"and that radiation, already a standard of cancer
therapy, could becomemore effective with a boost from short courses of concomitant low-doseangiostat...
Dynavax Demonstrates Ability Of Immunostimulatory DNA Sequences To Inhibit Symptoms Of Allergic Asthma In Animal Model
...d for enhancing responses to infectiousdisease and cancer
antigens. Dynavax has also filed multiple patents coveringthe use of ISS-DNA to suppress Th2 and enhance Th1 immune responses. Dynavax Technologies Corporation, a privately held biotechnology company, wasfounded in 1996 to discover and develop produc...
Thymus May Hold Clue To Rebuilding Immune System After HIV
... for people whose immunesystem has been damaged by cancer
treatment. The thymus produces T-cells, the body's...g the few old ones remaining after HIVinfection or cancer
treatment, or through production of new T-cells," said Koup,who holds the Jay P. Sanford Professorsh...
Discovery May Boost Effectiveness Of Chemotherapy
...iscovery that may explain why some cases of breast cancer
and otherforms of cancer
are resistant to chemotherapy. Their findings, published in theDecember 22, 1998, issue of Proceedin...
Views Of Tamoxifen And Synthetic Estrogen In Action Provide Clues For Designing Better Drugs
...en, aprocess that has been shown to prevent breast cancer
in some women at high risk. The results, published...en, whichrecently received FDA approval for breast cancer
prevention. But tamoxifen is flawed. It may block the potentially harmful action ofestrogen in the b...
Medicare Policy Contradicts Preferred Treatment For Precancerous Skin Conditions, Westwood Squibb Center For Dermatology Research Reports
...actinic keratoses, can develop into a form of skin cancer
calledsquamous cell carcinoma, which can be fatal....nd endangers patients. "We have anepidemic of skin cancer
and with it we've seen a tremendous rise in theincidence of actinic keratosis. "Many of thes...
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center And Targeted Genetics Corp. Publish Data On Adoptive Immunotherapy For HIV
...d advancement of biomedicaltechnology to eliminate cancer
and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognizedi... National CancerInstitute-designated comprehensive cancer
centers in the country, it is the onlyone in the Northwest. Targeted Genetics Corp. develops gene a...
Vanderbilt Cancer Center Discovery May Help Overcome Resistance To Anti-Breast Cancer Drug
... been a part of the arsenalagainst advanced breast cancer
for more than two decades. More recently, it hasbe...s a "chemopreventive" to delay the onset of breast cancer
in women at high risk of developing the disease. The drug is called an anti-estrogen because it bloc...
Women With Cancer Want More Control
TROY, N.Y -- Women with cancer
want increased control and better informationabout... includes a series of interviewswith 21 women with cancer
(mainly breast cancer.) "These interviews are political documents in the struggle for women's increa...
Cancer Added To Hangover Headaches
...xification of acetaldehydein the body may increase cancer
risk," says Shinya Shibutani, Ph.D., one of thepaper's authors and a faculty member at the State University of New York atStony Brook. DNA is made up of chemicals called nucleotides which, when altered, can causemutations that lead to cancer. The cu...
Campaign Targets Oral Complications Of Cancer Treatment
Visiting a dentist can make a difference in cancer
treatment. A new healthawareness campaign from th...f life, as well as affect theirability to complete cancer
treatment. Many oncologists, dentists and patients,however, are unaware of the right steps to take ...
Electrical Nerve Stimulation May Help Reduce Chronic Pain In Cancer Patients, Say UT Southwestern Researchers
...n technique may helpalleviate pain associated with cancer
that has spread to bones, said researchersat UT So...ith PENS, two of the patients -- one with prostate cancer
and spinal metastases,and the other with rectal cancer
with bone involvement -- reported a significa...
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