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Research to identify new potential targets for cancer therapy

Research to identify new potential targets for cancer therapy

In 2012, about 8.2 million people died of cancer making the disease a major cause of death worldwide. According to the WHO World Cancer Report 2014, this figure is expected to rise within the next two decades. [More]
Children who undergo complex imaging tests may have increased risk of cancer

Children who undergo complex imaging tests may have increased risk of cancer

Children with heart disease are exposed to low levels of radiation during X-rays, which do not significantly raise their lifetime cancer risk. [More]
Eisai announces results from Phase III SELECT trial of lenvatinib evaluating PFS in patients with RR-DTC

Eisai announces results from Phase III SELECT trial of lenvatinib evaluating PFS in patients with RR-DTC

Eisai Inc. announced today results from the Phase III SELECT trial of investigational agent lenvatinib evaluating progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with progressive radioiodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (RR-DTC). [More]
Socioeconomic status appears to influence type of cancer a person may develop

Socioeconomic status appears to influence type of cancer a person may develop

A new analysis has found that certain cancers are more concentrated in areas with high poverty, while other cancers arise more often in wealthy regions. Also, areas with higher poverty had lower cancer incidence and higher mortality than areas with lower poverty. [More]

New analysis finds that certain cancers are more concentrated in areas with high poverty

A new analysis has found that certain cancers are more concentrated in areas with high poverty, while other cancers arise more often in wealthy regions. Also, areas with higher poverty had lower cancer incidence and higher mortality than areas with lower poverty. [More]
State regulators seek to impose controls on new painkiller

State regulators seek to impose controls on new painkiller

Several outlets look at prescription drug issues, including how to handle Zohydro -- a powerful painkiller approved by the FDA in March, and ethical questions raised by new "smart pills." [More]
Research findings could lead to new approach to Alzheimer’s prevention

Research findings could lead to new approach to Alzheimer’s prevention

In surprise findings, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered that a protein with a propensity to form harmful aggregates in the body when produced in the liver protects against Alzheimer’s disease aggregates when it is produced in the brain. The results suggest that drugs that can boost the protein’s production specifically in neurons could one day help ward off Alzheimer’s disease. [More]
Drugs that boost protein's production in neurons could help ward off Alzheimer's disease

Drugs that boost protein's production in neurons could help ward off Alzheimer's disease

In surprise findings, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered that a protein with a propensity to form harmful aggregates in the body when produced in the liver protects against Alzheimer's disease aggregates when it is produced in the brain. [More]
Space Station science: Microgravity on human thyroid carcinoma cells

Space Station science: Microgravity on human thyroid carcinoma cells

The multi-national efforts that go into research aboard the International Space Station show that working together can yield results with universal benefits. [More]
CVD risk factors may differ between men and women with type 2 diabetes, shows study

CVD risk factors may differ between men and women with type 2 diabetes, shows study

Type 2 diabetes greatly increases a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). A new study showing that cardiovascular risk factors such as elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels differ significantly between men and women is published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (DTT), a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. [More]
ASIR technique lowers radiation doses for pediatric CT exams of the brain

ASIR technique lowers radiation doses for pediatric CT exams of the brain

A study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that estimated radiation doses are substantially lower for pediatric CT exams of the brain that used an adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction technique (ASIR) compared to those that did not use ASIR. [More]
Veracyte's revenue increases 71% to $7.5 million in Q1 2014

Veracyte's revenue increases 71% to $7.5 million in Q1 2014

Veracyte, Inc. today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, and provided an update on recent business progress. For the first quarter of 2014, revenue was $7.5 million, an increase of 71%, compared to $4.4 million for the first quarter of 2013. [More]
MRI-guided focused ultrasound to treat pain from bone metastases

MRI-guided focused ultrasound to treat pain from bone metastases

InSightec Ltd, the leader in magnetic resonance imaging guided Focused Ultrasound therapy (MRgFUS), announced that the results of its ExAblate® Phase III clinical trial for treating painful bone metastases have been published online in the JNCI, Journal of National Cancer Institute. [More]
ARIAD provides update on corporate developments, reports Q1 2014 financial results

ARIAD provides update on corporate developments, reports Q1 2014 financial results

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2014, including revenue from sales of Iclusig® (ponatinib) and licensing agreements. The Company also provided an update on corporate developments. [More]
Patient perspective important in postoperative pain management

Patient perspective important in postoperative pain management

Satisfaction with postoperative pain treatment is more strongly associated with patients’ impressions of improvement and appropriateness of care than their actual pain experience, results of a large international study show. [More]
Novartis presents Phase III results of Signifor LAR therapy in patients with acromegaly

Novartis presents Phase III results of Signifor LAR therapy in patients with acromegaly

Novartis today presented results from a pivotal Phase III trial of investigational therapy Signifor® LAR (pasireotide LAR; SOM230) in patients with acromegaly for whom current standard of care provides inadequate disease control. [More]
Bristol-Myers Squibb to present new immunotherapy study data at ASCO Annual Meeting

Bristol-Myers Squibb to present new immunotherapy study data at ASCO Annual Meeting

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced that new data from studies investigating its immunotherapies in adjuvant and advanced melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) will be presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago from May 30-June 3. [More]
Eye movement disorder increases as we age, study finds

Eye movement disorder increases as we age, study finds

Abnormal binocular vision, which involves the way eyes work together as a team, increases dramatically as we age, according to research from the University of Waterloo. The study also found a correlation between this condition, general health and antidepressant use. [More]
Free educational event for patients with Graves' disease and thyroid eye disease

Free educational event for patients with Graves' disease and thyroid eye disease

The Massachusetts Eye and Ear and the Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation will host a free educational event for patients living with Graves' disease and thyroid eye disease on Saturday, May 10 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Mass. Eye and Ear's Meltzer Auditorium, 3rd floor, 243 Charles Street, Boston, Mass., 02114. [More]
Hormone disrupting pollutants affecting the development of wild birds along urban rivers

Hormone disrupting pollutants affecting the development of wild birds along urban rivers

New research indicates that hormone disrupting pollutants are affecting the health and development of wild birds nesting along the urban rivers of South Wales. [More]