Breaking News…The Pink Vaccine is Coming! Clinical Trials to begin in 2015

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For the past eleven years there has been a dream in the making; a world without breast cancer. This dream was based on a vision to eradicate the disease using a revolutionary approach; that of immune prevention.  Breast cancer immunoprevention was and continues to be the mission of Dr. Vincent K. Tuohy and his team at the Learner Research Institute …

Rutgers receives $10 million donation for cancer research

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By: Kathleen O’Brien From: nj.com Rutgers University has received a $10 million anonymous grant to help its scientists discover targeted therapies for hard-to-treat cancers. The donation, given over two years, will fund everything from clinical trials to undergraduate training in the growing field known as “precision medicine.” The money was given by a couple who feel it is important that …

Illumina Partners With Big PharmaTo Create New Genetic Tests For Cancer

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By: Matthew Harper From: forbes.com Illumina ILMN -0.45%, the leading maker of DNA sequencing equipment, is partnering with Sanofi , AstraZeneca , and Johnson & Johnson JNJ +0.95% to create a test for more mutations in dozens of genes that will be used first in clinical trials and, eventually, to help decide which patient should get which marketed drug. The …

New gene tests may give cancer patients quicker path to treatment

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Published by: Reuters From: foxnews.com A new way of evaluating tumors may soon help cancer patients identify the underlying genetic link to their disease – and the best possible treatment – all in a single test. Researchers are set to begin clinical trials using a more comprehensive testing method that looks for all of the known genes that may be …

Gene Testing May Boost Lung Cancer Survival: Study

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From: Drugs.com Chances of surviving lung cancer longer increase when treatment is personalized based on the genetics of the cancer, German researchers report. Knowing the tumor’s genetic signature can help doctors spot differences in cancer cells that may lead to a more accurate diagnosis and better-targeted therapy, the researchers explained. “Gene classification and diagnosis has a profound impact on patients’ …

Vitamin B Supplements May Guard Against Stroke

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From: Drugs.com Taking vitamin B supplements may help reduce your risk of stroke, a new review shows. Previous research has yielded conflicting findings about whether taking vitamin B supplements affects the risk of stroke and heart attack. Some studies have concluded that taking vitamin B supplements may actually increase the risk, according to the review authors. They analyzed the findings …