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Novel hybrid device to boost research on metastatic process of breast cancer cells

In Clinical Trials by Barbara Jacoby

Source: FETFX From: news-medical.net European researchers are working on a novel hybrid device to better understand the metastatic process of cancer cells traveling from breast to bone and fast screen new drugs against it. The spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body, known as metastasis, is the main cause of cancer-related deaths. According to the US National …

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Prolonged Palliative Radiotherapy in Medicare Beneficiaries With Breast Cancer

In Clinical Trials by Barbara Jacoby

By: James B. Yu, MD, MHS From: physiciansweekly.com Prior research has not shown extended courses of palliative radiation beyond the standard 10 treatments to improve rain relief or tumor control for patients with bone metastases, leading to multiple guidelines to discourage its use. “Since patient-centric treatment minimizes cost, maximizes convenience, and maximizes efficacy, we need to understand whether we are …

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GlycoMimetics Announces Plans to Initiate Breast Cancer Trial to Evaluate GMI-1359

In Clinical Trials by Barbara Jacoby

Source: Business Wire From: apnews.com GlycoMimetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLYC) today announced plans to initiate a clinical trial of GMI-1359 in breast cancer patients whose tumors have spread to bone. GMI-1359 is a dual function antagonist that targets both E-selectin and CXCR4, both of which are involved in tumor trafficking and metastatic spread. The trial will evaluate dose escalation as well …

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Radiation therapy continues to be gold standard for palliative care of painful bone metastases

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Updated ASTRO guideline upholds standard of care and emphasizes safety and efficacy of radiation treatment The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently published an updated clinical guideline that underscores the safety and effectiveness of palliative radiation therapy (RT) for treating painful bone metastases. Based on recent clinical trial data, the guideline recommends optimal RT dosing schedules for pain relief, …

Types of Traveling Cancer: Mestastic Breast Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy Shared by: Vera Viner One of the most frustrating things about treating cancer is that even when the treatment is working, the cells find a way to resist. Breast cancer begins, of course, in the breast, but it may not stay contained. Metastatic breast cancer can travel to different sites in the body and contaminate the …