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ACS Industry Pavilion Features Chemistry's Cutting Edge
... who is finding a new life for theonce-feared drug thalidomide
as a treatment for cancer and AIDS --Mon., March 30,2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; the developers of the car that recently broke the land speedrecord --Tues., March 31, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.; brewma...
DDW Studies Present Evidence That Thalomid (Thalidomide) Is Active In Treating Crohn's Disease
...nts. The data suggest that aPhase III study using thalidomide
to treat Crohn's disease, should beconducted." Dr...n investigative teams, are conducting trials using thalidomide
totreat Crohn's disease. These groups reported results that are consistent withthe Cedars-Sinai, Cel...
UNC-CH nutrition expert says nation should regulate some diet supplements
...ddamage the entire supplement industry just as the thalidomide
debacle injuredthe drug industry years ago. "In addition, with no requirement to show efficacy or safety, corporateinvestments in research and development of better nutraceuticals are unlikelybecause competitors can jump in without having to ...
Japanese chemist wins U.S. award for molecular discoveries
...sms are concerned. An infamous example is the drug thalidomide
-- one mirror image a highly effective sedative, the other a cause of limb defects in developing infants. After his 1996 discovery, Noyori said, "the chemical community worldwide started to develop a range of asymmetric reactions along this line." Th...
Mayo Clinic study: Alternative to chemotherapy effective for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma
...udy to show that the oral combination of the drugs thalidomide
plus dexamethasone provides treatment benefits equ... centers in the United States confirmed the use of thalidomide
as an effective treatment for patients with relapsed multiple myeloma who had failed all other stand...
Northwestern Memorial enrolling participants in two trials on new drug to fight deadly cancer
...ing the trials at NMH. Revimid is a derivative of thalidomide
and belongs to a new class of drugs called IMiDs, or immunomodulatory drugs, which are drugs that modify or regulate the functioning of the immune system. IMiDs appear to have multiple actions, including the ability to stimulate the immune system to ...
Mayo Clinic researchers announce promising next generation treatments for multiple myeloma
...OCHESTER, Minn. -- The combination of two pills -- thalidomide
and dexamethasone -- may be an effective alternati... using a less toxic and more effective "cousin" to thalidomide
that they believe will soon assume a leading role in the treatment of myeloma. The fact that thalido...
Potentially fatal toxicities occur with off-label use of cancer drugs
...tients. Virtually all patients who have received thalidomide
over the past six years have received the drug for...advising cancer patients about the side effects of thalidomide
when it is used to treat cancer. Moreover, despite an FDA mandate that all health care personnel a...