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In North America, bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and in the top ten for women. In the United States, approximately 70,000 patients are newly diagnosed with bladder cancer each year. In addition, the cancers of many previously-diagnosed patients remain unresolved, sometimes leading to cystectomy (bladder removal) or death. Approximately 70% bladder cancer patients have the non-muscle-invasive form of bladder cancer at diagnosis.
Colon cancer patients lacking CDX2 protein more likely to benefit from chemotherapy

Colon cancer patients lacking CDX2 protein more likely to benefit from chemotherapy

Using a new computer science approach, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Columbia University and Stanford University discovered a distinctive molecular feature — a biomarker — that identified colon cancer patients who were most likely to remain disease-free up to five years after surgery. [More]
MDxHealth recognized with 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation

MDxHealth recognized with 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation

Based on its recent analysis of the prostate cancer diagnostics market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes MDxHealth with the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation. To advance molecular diagnostic tests for urological cancers, MDxHealth supplemented its prostate cancer test, ConfirmMDx, with a urine-based "liquid-biopsy" test called SelectMDx. [More]
Researchers reveal totally new biological mechanism that underlies cancer

Researchers reveal totally new biological mechanism that underlies cancer

In a landmark study, researchers from the Broad Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital reveal a completely new biological mechanism that underlies cancer. By studying brain tumors that carry mutations in the isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) genes, the team uncovered some unusual changes in the instructions for how the genome folds up on itself. [More]
Patient's mental health prior to radical cystectomy can influence postoperative outcomes

Patient's mental health prior to radical cystectomy can influence postoperative outcomes

A patient's mental health prior to surgery can influence postoperative outcomes. Removal of the bladder, or radical cystectomy (RC), is an effective treatment for locally advanced bladder cancer, but complications occur in as many as 66% of patients. [More]
Viralytics announces completion of $28 million placement

Viralytics announces completion of $28 million placement

Viralytics Limited announces that it has completed a placement of 46,118,270 shares to international and domestic sophisticated or professional investors at an issue price of $0.615 per share to raise $28,362,736. [More]
Personalised peptide vaccination promising in bladder cancer

Personalised peptide vaccination promising in bladder cancer

Metastatic bladder cancer patients who have progressed on first-line platinum-based chemotherapy could derive survival benefits from personalised peptide vaccination, according to phase II trial results. [More]
Novel immunotherapeutic approach could improve outcomes for patients with advanced bladder cancer

Novel immunotherapeutic approach could improve outcomes for patients with advanced bladder cancer

Noguchi explained that immunotherapy has emerged recently as a viable and attractive strategy for the treatment of advanced cancer. [More]
Viralytics enters into clinical trial collaboration agreement with MSD

Viralytics enters into clinical trial collaboration agreement with MSD

Viralytics Limited announced today that it has entered into a clinical trial collaboration agreement through subsidiaries of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, U.S.A. (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) to evaluate the combination of Viralytics' investigational cancer immunotherapy CAVATAK, with MSD's KEYTRUDA, an anti-PD-1 (programmed death receptor-1) therapy. [More]
Urinary biomarkers for bladder cancer diagnosis fall short of mark

Urinary biomarkers for bladder cancer diagnosis fall short of mark

Authors of a meta-analysis question the accuracy of urinary biomarkers for diagnosing the initial incidence or recurrence of bladder cancer. [More]
Liposomal sizing and the Coulter principle: an interview with Professor Melvin E. Klegerman

Liposomal sizing and the Coulter principle: an interview with Professor Melvin E. Klegerman

For about the last 25 years, the cardiology group here have been developing a platform technology for both the diagnosis and treatment of atherosclerosis. The group began at Northwestern University, Chicago, under the direction of Dr. David McPherson and he continues to lead the group. [More]
Quest Diagnostics provides PD-L1 IHC 22C3 PharmDx test service for NSCLC patients

Quest Diagnostics provides PD-L1 IHC 22C3 PharmDx test service for NSCLC patients

Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that it will provide clinical laboratory testing using the PD-L1 IHC 22C3 PharmDx immunohistochemistry companion diagnostic. [More]
Oxford Gene Technology launches Cytocell FISH probe for bladder cancer

Oxford Gene Technology launches Cytocell FISH probe for bladder cancer

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), The Molecular Genetics Company, has launched its CE-IVD labelled Cytocell Aquarius® P16/3c/7c/17c Probe Kit, a cost-effective, ready-to-use fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) probe kit for non-invasive detection of bladder cancer — for sale in Europe. [More]
Mycobacterium could be more effective in treating superficial bladder cancer, study finds

Mycobacterium could be more effective in treating superficial bladder cancer, study finds

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona researchers have found a mycobacterium that is more effective in treating superficial bladder cancer and does not cause infections, unlike those used up to now. [More]
OncoGenex meets target enrollment in apatorsen Phase 2 trial

OncoGenex meets target enrollment in apatorsen Phase 2 trial

OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that Borealis-2, an investigator-sponsored, randomized Phase 2 trial, has met its target enrollment of 200 patients. Designed to evaluate apatorsen in combination with docetaxel in patients with advanced or metastatic bladder cancer who have disease progression following first-line platinum-based chemotherapy, Borealis-2 is sponsored by Hoosier Oncology Group and is being conducted at 27 sites across the United States. [More]
Clinical trial shows nivolumab drug improves overall survival, quality of life in lung cancer patients

Clinical trial shows nivolumab drug improves overall survival, quality of life in lung cancer patients

An international team of cancer researchers that included UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians announced "game-changing results" using the immunotherapy drug nivolumab to treat certain lung cancers that failed to respond to first-line therapies. [More]
Phase II IMvigor 210 data shows atezolizumab may prevent progression of metastatic urothelial bladder cancer

Phase II IMvigor 210 data shows atezolizumab may prevent progression of metastatic urothelial bladder cancer

Data presented today at the 2015 European Cancer Congress (ECC) demonstrates that the investigational immunotherapy atezolizumab may prevent progression of metastatic urothelial bladder cancer (mUBC) in all age groups by 2.1 months. [More]
OncoGenex reports results from Phase 2 Rainier study in patients with untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer

OncoGenex reports results from Phase 2 Rainier study in patients with untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer

OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today initial results from the Phase 2 Rainier study evaluating apatorsen in combination with ABRAXANE (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin-bound) and gemcitabine compared to ABRAXANE and gemcitabine alone in patients with untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer. [More]
Study demonstrates effectiveness of new approach to protect humans from infectious disease

Study demonstrates effectiveness of new approach to protect humans from infectious disease

There are two common approaches to protecting humans from infectious disease: Targeting pathogens and parasites with medicines like antibiotics, or dealing with the conditions that allow transmission. [More]
BioLight Life Sciences Investments reports operational and financial results for Q2 2015

BioLight Life Sciences Investments reports operational and financial results for Q2 2015

BioLight Life Sciences Investments, a firm that invests in, manages and commercializes biomedical innovations in ophthalmology and cancer diagnostics, today reported operational and financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. [More]
MACC1 gene can help predict better treatment options for patients with Klatskin carcinoma

MACC1 gene can help predict better treatment options for patients with Klatskin carcinoma

Bile duct cancer is rare and is usually detected too late. Often only extensive liver surgery can help or, in rare cases, liver transplantation. But which patients will benefit from surgery and which will not, because their risk of cancer recurrence is too high? With the oncogene MACC1 as a biomarker, physicians for the first time have a tool to decide which treatment option is best for patients with Klatskin carcinoma, one type of bile duct cancer. [More]
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