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American Society for Radiation Oncology updates insurance coverage recommendations for proton therapy

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From: PR Newswire Proton beam therapy model policy recommends expanded access to advanced radiation therapy treatment for cancer patients The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued an update to its recommendations for medical insurance coverage regarding the use of proton beam therapy to treat cancer. The updated Proton Beam Therapy Model Policy provides guidance to payers on clinical …

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Could the FLU virus kill cancer? It ‘invades tumours and shatters them’, says doc who’s trialling new treatment

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By Andrea Downey From: thesun.co.uk The hospital are hoping to recruit 500 participants for the study, which they say could be be “potentially game changing” for cancer treatments. THE common flu virus could be used to fight cancer, say scientists who believe it can “shatter” tumours from within. Doctors are set to trial the new treatment, using a lab-grown flu virus …

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NANOBIOTIX: NEW TRANSLATIONAL DATA PRESENTED AT ASTRO, NCI AND SITC’S IMMUNOTHERAPY WORKSHOP

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·         Translational data showing tumor immune activity and positive Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TILs) in human and mouse model ·         Confirmation of the ability to transform “cold” tumors into “hot” tumors and that NBTXR3 treatment may have an impact on the tumor microenvironment ·         Opening up of the potential for NBTXR3 to treat metastases NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a …

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Lehi biotech company developing cancer treatment drug

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By: Jason Lee From: deseretnews.com David Bearss doesn’t remember his grandfather. The family patriarch was in his 40s when he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1969 — the year Bearss was born. He died before Bearss was old enough to know him. “I have pictures of him holding me as a baby,” Bearss said. “But with cancer in those …

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New drug delivery system shows promise for fighting solid tumors

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A new cancer-drug delivery system shows the ability to exploit the oxygen-poor areas of solid tumors that make the growths resistant to standard chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Carcinomas that affect the breast, lung, prostate and colon are among these solid-tumor cancers, as are malignancies in the lymphatic system, known as lymphomas, and the much less common sarcomas that arise in …