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UPCI scientists lead a panel of experts in revising guidelines for thyroid cancer tests

UPCI scientists lead a panel of experts in revising guidelines for thyroid cancer tests

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute scientists recently led a panel of experts in revising national guidelines for thyroid cancer testing to reflect newly available tests that better incorporate personalized medicine into diagnosing the condition. [More]
Penn study suggests future precision medicine approach to treating diabetes, other metabolic disorders

Penn study suggests future precision medicine approach to treating diabetes, other metabolic disorders

In the first study of its kind, Penn researchers have shown how an anti-diabetic drug can have variable effects depending on small natural differences in DNA sequence between individuals. Mitchell Lazar, MD, PhD, Raymond Soccio, MD, PhD, and colleagues at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, aim to apply this knowledge to develop personalized approaches to treating diabetes and other metabolic disorders. [More]
ALPINION launches new E-CUBE Series ultrasound system

ALPINION launches new E-CUBE Series ultrasound system

ALPINION MEDICAL SYSTEMS Co., Ltd., announced today the launch of a new E-CUBE Series ultrasound system. Developed to enhance user experience and patient care in a range of clinical areas, the E-CUBE 15 EX produces superb image quality. With advanced imaging technologies, this system delivers outstanding clinical performance in women's health, general imaging, and shared service applications. [More]
Two-thirds of patients with T4a larynx cancer not receiving total laryngectomy

Two-thirds of patients with T4a larynx cancer not receiving total laryngectomy

Despite findings of previous studies and published guidelines, nearly two-thirds of patients with T4a larynx ("voice box") cancer are not receiving a total laryngectomy (surgical removal of the larynx), the recommended form of treatment, and as a result, have significantly worse survival rates versus those treated with a total laryngectomy, a new study published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics by experts at Penn Medicine found. [More]
STIOLTO RESPIMAT Inhalation Spray now available for treatment of COPD across the U.S.

STIOLTO RESPIMAT Inhalation Spray now available for treatment of COPD across the U.S.

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that STIOLTO RESPIMAT (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol) Inhalation Spray is now available by prescription at pharmacies across the United States. [More]
Veracyte named to Bay Area News Group's Top Workplaces list for second consecutive year

Veracyte named to Bay Area News Group's Top Workplaces list for second consecutive year

Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, today announced that it has been named to the Bay Area News Group's prestigious Top Workplaces list for the second year in a row. The news group selects Top Workplace winners based solely on an annual survey of Bay Area-company employees. [More]
Research: Fetuses more vulnerable to some pollutants that penetrate into feto-maternal system

Research: Fetuses more vulnerable to some pollutants that penetrate into feto-maternal system

Toxic environmental contaminants are increasingly known to cause a number of severe health problems, in particular on fetuses, including heart failure, low cognitive ability, delayed development, and neurobehavioral disorders. [More]
PD linked to increased cancer risk in Asian population

PD linked to increased cancer risk in Asian population

A Taiwanese population-based cohort study reports an increased risk of most cancers in patients with Parkinson’s disease, contrasting with findings in Western populations. [More]
The Lancet Oncology publishes results of CYRAMZA (ramucirumab) Phase III trial for HCC treatment

The Lancet Oncology publishes results of CYRAMZA (ramucirumab) Phase III trial for HCC treatment

Eli Lilly and Company announced that The Lancet Oncology has published results of the Phase III REACH trial that evaluated CYRAMZA (ramucirumab) as a second-line treatment for people with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), also known as liver cancer. While the REACH trial's primary endpoint of overall survival favored the CYRAMZA arm, it was not statistically significant. [More]
Young thyroid cancer patients with lymph node involvement at increased risk of dying

Young thyroid cancer patients with lymph node involvement at increased risk of dying

Patients older than age 45 with thyroid cancer that has spread to neck lymph nodes have long been considered at higher risk of dying, but the same has not been true for younger patients. [More]
Breakthrough discovery on element transformation could lead to new way for treating cancer with radiation

Breakthrough discovery on element transformation could lead to new way for treating cancer with radiation

Chemists at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences, collaborating with PerkinElmer and UCL (University College London), have witnessed atoms of one chemical element morph into another for the first time ever -- a feat that produced an unexpected outcome that could lead to a new way to safely treat cancer with radiation. [More]
Protein-signaling process accelerates work of gene mutation linked to common form of adult leukemia

Protein-signaling process accelerates work of gene mutation linked to common form of adult leukemia

In preliminary experiments with mice and lab-grown cells, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists have found that a protein-signaling process accelerates the work of the gene most frequently mutated in a common form of adult leukemia and is likely necessary to bring about the full-blown disease. [More]
Once-weekly Trulicity 0.75 mg shows promising results in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes

Once-weekly Trulicity 0.75 mg shows promising results in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes

Results from a new study of Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes showed once-weekly Trulicity 0.75 mg provided greater hemoglobin A1c (A1C) reduction compared to once-daily Victoza 0.9 mg after 52 weeks of treatment. Eli Lilly and Company will present these data at the 75th American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in Boston. [More]
New article published in Spanish Journal of Pathology highlights a rare case of Hodgkin's lymphoma

New article published in Spanish Journal of Pathology highlights a rare case of Hodgkin's lymphoma

Dr. Jerónimo Forteza, Professor of Pathology and Director of the Valencian Institute of Pathology, Catholic University of Valencia "San Vicente Mártir," recently published an article in the Spanish Journal of Pathology on the case of a patient with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Medicine student Pablo Sánchez Vela performed this diagnostic work under the supervision of Dr. Forteza. [More]
University of Bonn researchers find way to stimulate larynx muscles using light

University of Bonn researchers find way to stimulate larynx muscles using light

Researchers at the University of Bonn have found a way to stimulate the larynx muscles of mice using light. In the long term, this method could be an option for the treatment of laryngeal paralysis, which causes difficulties in phonation and breathing. Their findings will be published in the scientific journal "Nature Communications." [More]
Innovative mini hybrid gamma ray camera improves removal of tumours and lymph nodes

Innovative mini hybrid gamma ray camera improves removal of tumours and lymph nodes

Universities of Leicester and Nottingham to develop mini hybrid gamma ray camera to revolutionise identification and removal of tumours and lymph nodes [More]
Lenvatinib-everolimus combination extends PFS in patients with mRCC versus everolimus alone

Lenvatinib-everolimus combination extends PFS in patients with mRCC versus everolimus alone

Eisai Inc. announced today results from an investigational Phase 2 trial which showed that lenvatinib, when used in combination with everolimus, significantly extended progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) versus everolimus alone. [More]
Amgen and Merck expand collaboration for Talimogene laherparepvec-KEYTRUDA combination study

Amgen and Merck expand collaboration for Talimogene laherparepvec-KEYTRUDA combination study

Amgen and Merck, known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada, today announced an expanded collaboration to evaluate the efficacy and safety of talimogene laherparepvec, Amgen's investigational oncolytic immunotherapy, in combination with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab), Merck's anti-PD-1 therapy, in a Phase 1, open-label trial of patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). [More]
Penn researchers to present clinical data at 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting

Penn researchers to present clinical data at 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting

Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn's Perelman School of Medicine will present results from several clinical trials and other key studies during the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting from May 29 through June 2. [More]
Patient characteristics may guide TKI use in CML

Patient characteristics may guide TKI use in CML

The likelihood of complications associated with tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy in patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia may be reduced by considering patient factors and differences in the toxicity profiles of the different drug options, a review suggests. [More]
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