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Incyte Corporation publishes results of Phase III trial of ruxolitinib in patients with polycythemia vera

Incyte Corporation publishes results of Phase III trial of ruxolitinib in patients with polycythemia vera

Incyte Corporation (Nasdaq: INCY) today announced that a pivotal Phase III trial of ruxolitinib compared to best available therapy in patients with polycythemia vera who are resistant to or intolerant of hydroxyurea has met its primary endpoint of achieving phlebotomy independence and reducing spleen size by 35 percent or more. [More]
Cell Therapeutics initiates Phase 3 clinical trial to evaluate pacritinib in patients with myelofibrosis

Cell Therapeutics initiates Phase 3 clinical trial to evaluate pacritinib in patients with myelofibrosis

Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) today announced the initiation of a Phase 3 clinical trial, known as PERSIST-2, which will evaluate pacritinib, a novel, investigational JAK2/FLT3 inhibitor, in patients with myelofibrosis whose platelet counts are less than or equal to 100,000 per microliter (uL). [More]
Study identifies enzyme with key role in precancerous lesions

Study identifies enzyme with key role in precancerous lesions

Cancer of the pancreas is usually not detected until it's too late to cure. But precursor lesions that form in the pancreas and its ducts can signal the disease before it strikes, and when caught early enough, they can be prevented from progressing to become cancer. [More]
Scientists identify twenty proteins specifically secreted by primary effusion lymphoma cell lines

Scientists identify twenty proteins specifically secreted by primary effusion lymphoma cell lines

​Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a rare B-cell neoplasm distinguished by its tendency to spread along the thin serous membranes that line body cavities without infiltrating or destroying nearby tissue. [More]
BioTime: OncoCyte initiates clinical development of bladder cancer diagnostic test in U.S, China

BioTime: OncoCyte initiates clinical development of bladder cancer diagnostic test in U.S, China

BioTime, Inc. and its subsidiary OncoCyte Corporation today announced that OncoCyte has initiated clinical development of its bladder cancer diagnostic test in both the United States and China. [More]
Synta initiates three multicenter trials to evaluate ganetespib with chemotherapy for AML and MDS

Synta initiates three multicenter trials to evaluate ganetespib with chemotherapy for AML and MDS

Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. today announced the initiation of three multicenter, randomized trials supported by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Research Fund and Cancer Research UK, evaluating ganetespib in combination with chemotherapy in first-line treatment of patients with AML and high risk MDS. [More]

Elsevier launches new open access journal dedicated to urology

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of a new open access journal: Urology Case Reports. [More]
Patrys gets second US patent for anti-cancer product PAT-LM1

Patrys gets second US patent for anti-cancer product PAT-LM1

Patrys Limited, a clinical stage biotechnology company is pleased to advise that it has been granted a second US patent for lead anti-cancer product PAT-LM1. [More]
Study uncovers new genetic pathways that could revolutionise acute dendritic leukaemia treatment

Study uncovers new genetic pathways that could revolutionise acute dendritic leukaemia treatment

Acute dendritic leukaemia is a rare type of leukaemia, but one with the worst prognosis-the average patient survival rate is just 12-14 months-that is difficult to treat. Juan Cruz Cigudosa's team, from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre's Molecular Cytogenetics Group, has for the first time sequenced the exome -the coding, or protein-generating, regions of the genome- of dendritic cell leukaemia. [More]

Scientists reveal first comprehensive genomic analysis of aggressive lymphomas

Mantle cell lymphoma is a very aggressive and difficult to treat cancer originated in blood cells and lymph nodes. To identify the molecular alterations responsible for this tumor, and facilitate the development of new treatments, a team of scientists led by Dr. Xose S. Puente and Dr. Carlos López-Otín, at University of Oviedo, and Dr. Sílvia Beà and Dr. Elias Campo, at IDIBAPS, Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, have sequenced the genomes of over 30 of lymphomas. [More]
Promedior starts Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate PRM-151 in patients with myelofibrosis

Promedior starts Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate PRM-151 in patients with myelofibrosis

Promedior, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company developing novel biologic therapeutics for the treatment of fibrosis, announced today that it has initiated a Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate PRM-151, its lead product candidate, in patients with myelofibrosis. [More]

Proton radiotherapy proves to be cost-effective in treating pediatric brain tumors

Proton therapy, an external beam radiotherapy in which protons deliver precise radiation doses to a tumor and spare healthy organs and tissues, is cost-effective in treating medulloblastomas, fast-growing brain tumors that mainly affect children, when compared to standard photon radiation therapy, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 55th Annual Meeting. [More]

Phase 2 EORTC trial shows moderate dose radiotherapy is effective in desmoid-type fibromatosis patients

A phase 2 EORTC trial for patients with inoperable desmoid-type fibromatosis has shown that moderate dose radiotherapy is an effective treatment for patients with such a rare type of tumor. The study results published in Annals of Oncology show that response after radiation therapy is slow, and that continuing regression is seen even after three years. [More]

CTI announces publication of preclinical, clinical data for pacritinib in Drugs of the Future 2013

Cell Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that a comprehensive article summarizing preclinical and clinical data for pacritinib, an oral JAK2/FLT3 inhibitor, authored by Srdan Verstovsek, M.D., Ph.D., et al., was published in the journal Drugs of the Future 2013. [More]

Bone tumor identified in the rib of 120,000-year-old Neandertal

The first-known definitive case of a benign bone tumor has been discovered in the rib of a young Neandertal who lived about 120,000 years ago in what is now present-day Croatia. [More]
Boston Scientific presents data on breakthrough products at Digestive Disease Week 2013

Boston Scientific presents data on breakthrough products at Digestive Disease Week 2013

Boston Scientific Corporation is scheduled to participate in Digestive Disease Week 2013, May 18-21 in Orlando, Fla. [More]
Lynch syndrome and cancer risk: an interview with Prof. Ellen Kampman, Wageningen University

Lynch syndrome and cancer risk: an interview with Prof. Ellen Kampman, Wageningen University

Lynch syndrome is one of the inherited cancer syndromes characterized by the development of colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer and other cancers at an early age. [More]

LLS, The Myeloproliferative Neoplasm Research Foundation issue MF Challenge Grant

In 2012, The Myeloproliferative Neoplasm (MPN) Research Foundation and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) jointly issued the MF Challenge Grant , seeking innovative approaches to reversing fibrosis in patients with myelofibrosis (MF). [More]
Growth factor aids mandible reconstruction

Growth factor aids mandible reconstruction

Surgeons have used recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 to successfully restore mandibulectomy defects with few adverse effects. [More]
Colorectal cancer screening: an interview with Dr Donato F. Altomare

Colorectal cancer screening: an interview with Dr Donato F. Altomare

Colorectal cancer is a malignant neoplasm affecting the large bowel and the rectum mainly after the 5th decade of life and representing the second cause of death for cancer in western countries (the third in women). In about 15-20% of patients there is an inherited predisposition. [More]