Displaying archives for 2013 October:

Blood Test Distinguishes Early Lung Cancer From Benign Nodules

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 17th, 2013 |

News Headline: Blood Test Distinguishes Early Lung Cancer From Benign Nodules Date:  10/17/13 Outlet Full Name:  Medscape Author: Jenni Laidman http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/812794 A blood test for early-stage lung cancer that can distinguish malignant from benign lung nodules with 90% negative predictive value could reduce the number of unnecessary lung biopsies dramatically, according to a study published online October […]

Air Pollution Causes Cancer, World Health Authority Says

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 17th, 2013 |

News Headline:  Air Pollution Causes Cancer, World Health Authority Says Date:  10/17/13 Outlet Full Name:  CNN Author:  Ben Brumfield http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/17/health/geneva-air-pollution-carcinogenic-who/ (CNN) — The air many of us breathe poses serious health risks, the World Health Organization says. On Thursday, it added cancer to the list. Air pollution is a now officially a carcinogen, and there are […]

Trovagene Launches Pharmaceutical Alliance to Monitor Lung Cancer Patients’ EGFR Mutational Status

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 16th, 2013 |

News Headline:  Trovagene Launches Pharmaceutical Alliance to Monitor Lung Cancer Patients’ EGFR Mutational Status Date:  10/16/13 Outlet Full Name:  News Medical Author:  No Author http://www.news-medical.net/news/20131016/Trovagene-launches-pharmaceutical-alliance-to-monitor-lung-cancer-patients-EGFR-mutational-status.aspx Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV), a developer of cell-free molecular diagnostics, today announced that it will collaborate with a pharmaceutical company to evaluate Trovagene’s proprietary, urine-based, cell-free DNA technology for the detection of […]

Bristol-Myers, Merck and Roche Develop Drugs to Zap Tumors Via Immune System

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 14th, 2013 |

News Headline: Bristol-Myers, Merck and Roche Develop Drugs to Zap Tumors Via Immune System Date: 10/14/2013 Outlet Full Name: Wall Street Journal Author: Ron Winslow As genetically targeted therapies gain ground against cancer, another treatment strategy called immunotherapy is emerging as a potentially powerful new partner against malignancies. At least five major drug companies, including […]

Boehringer Ingelheim submits nintedanib*, a novel oncology compound, for European approval

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 14th, 2013 |

News Headline: Boehringer Ingelheim submits nintedanib*, a novel oncology compound, for European approval Date:  10/14/13 Outlet Full Name: National Post Author Name: Arnd Prilipp http://www.nationalpost.com/markets/news/Boehringer+Ingelheim+submits+nintedanib+novel+oncology+compound+European/9033379/story.html Boehringer Ingelheim announced the submission of a Marketing Authorisation Application to the European Medicines Agency for the approval of its oral triple angiokinase inhibitor nintedanib*, in combination with docetaxel, for the treatment of […]

Cancer: The blame game

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 13th, 2013 |

News Headline: Cancer: The blame game Date:  10/13/13 Outlet Full Name: The Independent Author Name: Charlotte Huff http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/cancer-the-blame-game-8879742.html After Linnea Duff learnt at the age of 45 that she had developed lung cancer, she practically encouraged people to ask if she had ever smoked. But in the eight years since, her feelings have soured considerably on the too-frequent […]

How the Government Shutdown May Affect People with Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 13th, 2013 |

News Headline: How the Government Shutdown May Affect People with Lung Cancer Date:  10/13/13 Outlet Full Name: About.com – Lung Cancer Author Name: Lynne Eldridge MD http://lungcancer.about.com/b/2013/10/13/how-the-government-shutdown-may-affect-people-with-lung-cancer.htm Since the government shutdown 2 weeks ago, I’ve heard speculation on a multitude of ways that people will be affected. But our About.com Expert for Cancer expressed my thoughts to a […]

OCT 15 — ALAN L . EPSTEIN, MD, PhD

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Posted by Samantha Powell on October 11th, 2013 |

CURRENT APPROACHES TO CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY Dr. Epstein’s laboratory has been involved in treatment and diagnosis of lymphomas and solid tumors using antibody-based technologies. Methods to improve the uptake of antibodies and drugs in tumors and target therapeutic reagents for the imaging and therapy of cancer have been developed. Specifically, antibodies directed against lymphomas (LN panel, […]

Dream Wedding Bride Loses Battle With Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 11th, 2013 |

News Headline:  Dream Wedding Bride Loses Battle With Cancer Date:  10/11/13 Outlet Full Name: NBC Bay Area Author Name: Garvin Thomas http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Dream-Wedding-Bride-Loses-Battle-With-Cancer-227281031.html A Bay Area bride whose story touched thousands of people around the world has lost her battle with lung cancer. Jen Bulik-Lang passed away at 8 a.m. Thursday in her home in Mountain View according […]

Pizarro: Former President Jimmy Carter charms the crowd at Saratoga dinner

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 10th, 2013 |

News Headline:  Pizarro: Former President Jimmy Carter charms the crowd at Saratoga dinner Date:  10/10/13 Outlet Full Name: Mercury News Author Name: Sal Pizarro http://www.mercurynews.com/sal-pizarro/ci_24267871/pizarro-former-president-jimmy-carter-charms-crowd-at Between Habitat for Humanity projects in Oakland and San Jose this week, former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter were afforded a meal break. And it was a pretty nice […]