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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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Ohio State ramping up research on cancer drugs

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By: JoAnne Viviano From: dispatch.com Researchers at an Ohio State University institute that seeks to move prospective cancer therapies from the lab to the patient have targeted six projects to focus on this year. The Drug Development Institute, buoyed by funds from the Pelotonia bicycling tour and the philanthropic Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation, hopes to help scientists bring novel …

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Older women with breast cancer still left out of medical trials

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By: Andrew M. Seaman From: reuters.com Older women are still underrepresented in medical trials evaluating treatments for breast cancer, according to a new study. Of three different types of trials evaluated by researchers, only one had an increase in enrollment of older women with breast cancer between 1985 and 2012. The other two had decreases. Seeing how older people react …

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Metastatic Trial Search™ Expands to Add Seven Additional Breast Cancer Advocacy Groups and Five Sponsors

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Collaboration Between Trusted Advocacy Groups and Non-Profit Clinical Trial Matching Service Proves to be an Important Channel for Learning about Metastatic Clinical Trials Online Tool Gives Breast Cancer Patients and their Physicians Quick and Easy Access to Potentially Life-Saving Information Metastatic Trial Search (MTS), a web-based personalized clinical trial matching tool that was developed by BreastCancerTrials.org and collaboratively launched in …

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Decade-old cancer research grant paying dividends

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By: Bonita Cornute From: fox2now.com The American Cancer Society is investing $74 million in breast cancer research. A grant awarded 10 years to Washington University Medical School has resulted in exciting discoveries. The fight against an invasive breast cancer has strong local ties. From lab work to clinical trials, local research creates a strategy for effective diagnosis and treatment. In …

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US Approves Clinical Trial of Cuban Lung Cancer Vaccine

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From: voanews.com Federal regulators have given approval for U.S. clinical trials of a Cuban-developed lung cancer vaccine. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the Food and Drug Administration’s decision Wednesday at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. Lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women, according to the American Cancer Society, which estimates …

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Cancer-Fighting Drugs Under Testing in North Texas

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By: Bianca Castro From: nbcdfw.com Clinical trials that could change the future of cancer medicine are happening here in North Texas, offering patients hope at a cure and giving doctors new tools in the cancer fight. Several of those trials are happening at Texas Oncology of Fort Worth, where Sulphur Springs resident Emily Herschler was treated for ovarian cancer. “My …

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Cancer immunotherapy is moving fast. Here’s what you need to know

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By: Laurie McGinley From: washingtonpost.com The idea of using the body’s immune system to fight cancer has been around for a century, but only in the past half a dozen years have dramatic breakthroughs begun rocking the medical world. “That’s when the tsunami came,” says Drew Pardoll, director of the Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunology at Johns Hopkins University, and …

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Kidney cancer treatment: Potential for new classes of HIF inhibitors

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Source: CUNY Advanced Science Research Center From: sciencedaily.com New insights into the potential for new classes of HIF inhibitors to restore control of the hypoxia response — representing the potential foundation of a new cancer-fighting strategy — are the focus of recently published articles in Nature and Structure featuring work by Kevin Gardner of the City University of New York’s …

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Research findings pave way to better tailored treatment for oesophageal cancer

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Source: Cancer Research UK From: news-medical.net Scientists have discovered that oesophageal cancer can be classified into three different subtypes, paving the way for testing targeted treatments tailored to patients’ disease for the first time. This discovery, published in Nature Genetics today (Monday), could help find drugs that target specific weaknesses in each subtype of the disease, which could make treatment …