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Oncology, meaning bulk, mass, or tumor, and the suffix ''-logy'', meaning "study of") is a branch of medicine that deals with tumors (cancer). A medical professional who practices oncology is an ''oncologist''.
New study provides framework for establishing value-based pricing for new cancer drugs

New study provides framework for establishing value-based pricing for new cancer drugs

At a time when cancer drug prices are rising rapidly, an innovative new study provides the framework for establishing value-based pricing for all new oncology drugs entering the marketplace. Using a highly sophisticated economic model, researchers from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology used an example of a new lung cancer drug. [More]
History of oral contraceptive use influences survival in ovarian cancer patients

History of oral contraceptive use influences survival in ovarian cancer patients

A history of oral contraceptive use and having at least one child increased longevity by nearly three years in patients diagnosed with ovarian cancer, according to a Roswell Park Cancer Institute study recently published online ahead of print in the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer. [More]
Researchers identify new virus that plays role in rare type of liver cancer

Researchers identify new virus that plays role in rare type of liver cancer

More than a cause of a simple infection, viruses are often involved in the development of serious diseases. Such is the case with liver cancer, which often develops in an organ that has been weakened by hepatitis B or C virus. [More]
Continuous therapy improves multiple myeloma outcomes

Continuous therapy improves multiple myeloma outcomes

Patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma receive significant progression-free and overall survival benefits from continuous treatment compared with fixed-duration therapy, suggests a pooled analysis. [More]
Obesity raises Lynch syndrome CRC risk

Obesity raises Lynch syndrome CRC risk

Obesity increases the risk of colorectal cancer in patients with Lynch syndrome, research indicates, but daily aspirin use may combat this excess risk. [More]
Nitroglycerin can be repurposed to treat cancer, researchers find

Nitroglycerin can be repurposed to treat cancer, researchers find

For over a century, nitroglycerin has been used medically - particularly in the treatment of angina, or chest pain. It is a safe, cheap and effective treatment. Now, according to the latest study in ecancermedicalscience, researchers find that nitroglycerin is the latest in a series of medicines that could be repurposed to treat cancer. [More]
Soligenix obtains additional funding from NIAID to advance development of OrbeShield for GI ARS treatment

Soligenix obtains additional funding from NIAID to advance development of OrbeShield for GI ARS treatment

Soligenix, Inc., a late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing products that address unmet medical needs in the areas of inflammation, oncology and biodefense, announced today that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has exercised its option to advance preclinical development of OrbeShield (oral beclomethasone 17,21-dipropionate or oral BDP). [More]
New NCCN Guidelines for Patients and NCCN Quick Guide for Kidney Cancer published

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients and NCCN Quick Guide for Kidney Cancer published

Kidney Cancer is among the 10 most diagnosed cancers in both men and women in the United States, and it is estimated that more than 60,000 new cases of kidney cancer will be diagnosed in 2015. [More]
Theresa Alenghat receives 2015 AGA-CCFA-Janssen Research Award in IBD Epigenetics Research

Theresa Alenghat receives 2015 AGA-CCFA-Janssen Research Award in IBD Epigenetics Research

The American Gastroenterological Association, in partnership with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America and Janssen Biotech, Inc., announced today that Theresa Alenghat, VMD, PhD, from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH, was awarded with the 2015 AGA-CCFA-Janssen Research Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Epigenetics Research. [More]
Researchers find that 26% of senior oncology patients use complementary or alternative medicines

Researchers find that 26% of senior oncology patients use complementary or alternative medicines

Alternative medicines are widely thought to be at least harmless and very often helpful for a wide range of discomforts and illnesses. However, although they're marketed as "natural," they often contain active ingredients that can react chemically and biologically with other therapies. [More]
ASTRO awards $675,000 to seven physician-researchers to advance radiation oncology research

ASTRO awards $675,000 to seven physician-researchers to advance radiation oncology research

The American Society for Radiation Oncology has selected seven leading physician-researchers to receive a total of $675,000 in awards and grants to advance radiation oncology research. Together, the seven funding grants, including ASTRO Junior Faculty Career Research Training Award, the ASTRO Residents/Fellows in Radiation Oncology Research Seed Award and the ASTRO/Radiation Oncology Institute Comparative Effectiveness Research Award, will support studies in radiation and cancer biology, radiation physics, translational research, outcomes/health services research and comparative effectiveness research within radiation oncology. [More]
Novartis receives FDA approval for expanded use of Promacta for younger children with rare blood disorder

Novartis receives FDA approval for expanded use of Promacta for younger children with rare blood disorder

Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved an expanded use for Promacta to include children 1 year of age and older with chronic immune thrombocytopenia who have had an insufficient response to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins or splenectomy. [More]
Immatics US launched to develop adoptive cellular therapies for treatment of various tumors

Immatics US launched to develop adoptive cellular therapies for treatment of various tumors

Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announced today the launch of Immatics US, Inc., a new company aiming at becoming a global leader in adoptive cellular therapies (ACT) for the treatment of a range of tumor types. [More]
UH research points to promising target in treatment of pancreatic cancer

UH research points to promising target in treatment of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is extremely deadly and often has a poor prognosis. Ranked as the fourth deadliest cancer in the U.S. and poised to move up within the next few years, pancreatic cancer is very difficult to detect in its early stages. Seldom diagnosed early and typically spreading rapidly, the disease has no effective treatment once it advances. [More]
Lingering cancer-related mutations linked to increased risk of relapse, poor survival in leukemia patients

Lingering cancer-related mutations linked to increased risk of relapse, poor survival in leukemia patients

For patients with an often-deadly form of leukemia, new research suggests that lingering cancer-related mutations - detected after initial treatment with chemotherapy - are associated with an increased risk of relapse and poor survival. [More]
MorphoSys, Immatics partner to develop novel antibody-based therapies against multiple proprietary cancer antigens

MorphoSys, Immatics partner to develop novel antibody-based therapies against multiple proprietary cancer antigens

MorphoSys AG and Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH announced today a strategic alliance to generate novel antibody-based therapeutics against multiple proprietary cancer antigens recognized by T cells. [More]
FDA, EMA accept filing applications for Boehringer Ingelheim's afatinib to treat patients with advanced SCC of the lung

FDA, EMA accept filing applications for Boehringer Ingelheim's afatinib to treat patients with advanced SCC of the lung

Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency have accepted filing applications for afatinib for the treatment of patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the lung progressing after treatment with first-line chemotherapy. [More]
Tocagen's Toca 511 & Toca FC receives FDA orphan drug designation for treatment of glioblastoma

Tocagen's Toca 511 & Toca FC receives FDA orphan drug designation for treatment of glioblastoma

Tocagen Inc., a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to the company's lead immuno-oncology product candidate, Toca 511 & Toca FC, for the treatment of glioblastoma. [More]
BD Life Sciences completes acquisition of Cellular Research

BD Life Sciences completes acquisition of Cellular Research

BD Life Sciences, a segment of leading global medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), today announced it has completed the acquisition of Cellular Research, Inc. [More]
Sequenom, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center collaborate to explore utility of liquid biopsy assay

Sequenom, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center collaborate to explore utility of liquid biopsy assay

Sequenom, Inc., a life sciences company committed to enabling healthier lives through the development of innovative products and services, today announced that it has entered into a clinical research collaboration with the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center. [More]
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