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Proton Beam Therapy May Improve Outcomes for Esophageal Cancer

January 23rd, 2017

Proton Beam Therapy May Improve Outcomes for Esophageal Cancer

Currently a standard treatment for several gastrointestinal cancers (GI) combines the use of chemotherapy and radiation followed by surgical resection. Radiation may be part of […]


Pass It On: It’s Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November 4th, 2016

Pass It On: It’s Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

The pancreas is an organ and part of the digestive system. Located behind the stomach in the upper left abdomen, it has two main functions: […]


A New Drug That 'Wakes Up' Immune System Appears to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

October 4th, 2016

A New Drug That ‘Wakes Up’ Immune System Appears to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

A novel drug, IMM-101 has extended the lives of some people with metastatic pancreatic cancer and appears to have minimal side-effects. Doctors describe IMM-101 as […]


Pancreatic Cancer Cells Find Unique Fuel Sources to Keep from Starving

August 17th, 2016

Pancreatic Cancer Cells Find Unique Fuel Sources to Keep from Starving

Pancreatic cancer cells avert starvation in dense tumors by ordering nearby support cells to supply them with an alternative source of nutrition. This is the […]


A New Standard of Care of Treatment for Resectable Pancreatic Cancer?

June 6th, 2016

A New Standard of Care of Treatment for Resectable Pancreatic Cancer?

According to experts at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2016 Annual Meeting the European Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer (ESPAC)-4 has presented results […]


Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk

May 25th, 2016

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk

Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the […]


Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer Boosts Survival by More Than 75% in Mice; Trials in Humans Coming

March 1st, 2016

Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer Boosts Survival by More Than 75% in Mice; Trials in Humans Coming

A new study in mice by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has found that a specialized type of immunotherapy — even when used […]


Vistogard® Approved for Life-Threatening Toxicities of Certain Chemotherapy Agents

February 11th, 2016

Vistogard® Approved for Life-Threatening Toxicities of Certain Chemotherapy Agents

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vistogard (uridine triacetate) for the treatment of life-threatening toxicities caused by the chemotherapy drugs fluorouracil or […]


MabVax Therapeutics Announces FDA Authorization to Proceed with HuMab-5B1 in a Phase I Clinical Trial for the Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

January 11th, 2016

MabVax Therapeutics Announces FDA Authorization to Proceed with HuMab-5B1 in a Phase I Clinical Trial for the Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

MabVax Therapeutics Holdings, Inc., a clinical-stage oncology drug development company, announces that it has received notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorizing […]


Investigational Drug May Prevent Life-Threatening Muscle Loss in Advanced Cancers

December 1st, 2015

Investigational Drug May Prevent Life-Threatening Muscle Loss in Advanced Cancers

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New data describes how an experimental drug can stop life-threatening muscle wasting (cachexia) associated with advanced cancers and restore muscle health. The […]


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