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Chemotherapy, in its most general sense, is the treatment of disease by chemicals especially by killing micro-organisms or cancerous cells. In popular usage, it refers to antineoplastic drugs used to treat cancer or the combination of these drugs into a cytotoxic standardized treatment regimen.
Penn receives $8 million grant from NCI to study effects of PDT

Penn receives $8 million grant from NCI to study effects of PDT

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Roswell Park Cancer Institute have received an $8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the effects of photodynamic light therapy (PDT) in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, a rare, aggressive and deadly cancer that most often manifests itself in the lining of the lungs and is caused almost exclusively by exposure to asbestos. [More]
New drug could prove useful in treating small cell lung cancer

New drug could prove useful in treating small cell lung cancer

Manchester scientists have shown that a new drug could prove useful in treating small cell lung cancer - the most aggressive form of lung cancer. [More]
New findings paint optimistic picture of women's chances of surviving breast cancer

New findings paint optimistic picture of women's chances of surviving breast cancer

New findings from Fox Chase Cancer Center paint a relatively optimistic picture of women's chances of surviving a subset of breast cancers that have spread to the chest wall or skin, but not beyond. [More]
Researchers receive $8 million NCI grant to study effects of PDT in patients with mesothelioma

Researchers receive $8 million NCI grant to study effects of PDT in patients with mesothelioma

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Roswell Park Cancer Institute have received an $8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the effects of photodynamic light therapy (PDT) in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, a rare, aggressive and deadly cancer that most often manifests itself in the lining of the lungs and is caused almost exclusively by exposure to asbestos. [More]
Astellas seeks isavuconazole approval from FDA for treatment of life-threatening fungal infections

Astellas seeks isavuconazole approval from FDA for treatment of life-threatening fungal infections

Astellas today announced it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking approval for isavuconazole for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis (also known as zygomycosis), life-threatening fungal infections predominantly occurring in immunocompromised patients. [More]
Study on cancer care offers model for possible lower spending on treatment

Study on cancer care offers model for possible lower spending on treatment

The study, however, raised some questions because while it cut costs by a third and showed no decline in patient health, the spending on chemotherapy medications rose. [More]
Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D are more likely to survive the disease

Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D are more likely to survive the disease

Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, a study shows. [More]
First Edition: June 9, 2014

First Edition: June 9, 2014

Today's headlines include a status report on GOP discussions and debate over plans to replace the health law as well as coverage of emerging legislation to override the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. [More]
Scientists find a new strategy for brain cancer treatment

Scientists find a new strategy for brain cancer treatment

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and McGill University Health Centre have shown that a member of the protein family known as SUMO (small ubiquitin-like modifier) is a key to why tumour cells multiply uncontrollably, especially in the case of glioblastoma. T [More]
Genetic mutations in liver cells may drive tumor formation in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

Genetic mutations in liver cells may drive tumor formation in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

Two genetic mutations in liver cells may drive tumor formation in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA), the second most common form of liver cancer, according to a research published in the July issue of the journal Nature. [More]
Novel cancer immunotherapy for dogs could benefit humans as well

Novel cancer immunotherapy for dogs could benefit humans as well

As in humans, cancers in dogs have complex causes. The interaction of the environment, food, and genetic disposition are the most well known factors. Today nearly all methods of human medicine are basically available for dogs with cancer, but this was not true of cancer immunotherapy so far. [More]
New mechanism of chemotherapy resistance in triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer

New mechanism of chemotherapy resistance in triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer

Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) have identified a mechanism of breast cancer cells that leads to chemotherapy resistance in inflammatory breast cancer. [More]
Forecast report on Global Ovarian Cancer market

Forecast report on Global Ovarian Cancer market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Ovarian Cancer Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. [More]
High level of adiponectin linked to decreased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease

High level of adiponectin linked to decreased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease

It has been known for its flavorful addition to soups and as a delicacy for dogs but bone marrow fat may also have untapped health benefits, new research finds. [More]
New collaborative fundraising effort focuses on AYA cancer

New collaborative fundraising effort focuses on AYA cancer

Leaders from Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals this evening announced a new collaborative fundraising effort focused on Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer. [More]
Researchers identify new biomarker that predicts effectiveness of glioblastoma treatment

Researchers identify new biomarker that predicts effectiveness of glioblastoma treatment

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a new biomarker that predicts whether glioblastoma - the most common form of primary brain cancer - will respond to chemotherapy. The findings are published in the July print issue of Oncotarget. [More]
Bone marrow transplantation shows promising results among patients with severe sickle cell disease

Bone marrow transplantation shows promising results among patients with severe sickle cell disease

Use of a lower intensity bone marrow transplantation method showed promising results among 30 patients (16-65 years of age) with severe sickle cell disease, according to a study in the July 2 issue of JAMA. [More]
Prophage autologous cancer vaccine extends survival in patients with newly diagnosed GBM

Prophage autologous cancer vaccine extends survival in patients with newly diagnosed GBM

Agenus Inc., announced final results from a single-arm, multi-institutional, open-label, Phase 2 study showing that patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) who received Agenus' Prophage autologous cancer vaccine added to the standard of care treatment, lived nearly twice as long as expected. [More]
Herbal supplement can become dangerous when taken with prescribed drugs

Herbal supplement can become dangerous when taken with prescribed drugs

St. John's wort, the leading complementary and alternative treatment for depression in the United States, can be dangerous when taken with many commonly prescribed drugs, according to a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. [More]
HIV-positive people with early-stage cancer less likely to get cancer treatment

HIV-positive people with early-stage cancer less likely to get cancer treatment

HIV-infected people diagnosed with cancer are two to four times more likely to go untreated for their cancer compared to uninfected cancer patients, according to a new, large retrospective study from researchers in Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. [More]