Archive for the 'Cancer' Category

Immunomedics reports 4th-quarter profit on payment from partner Nycomed

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Immunomedics reports 4Q profit on payment
MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. — Biopharmaceutical company Immunomedics Inc., which focuses on developing monoclonal antibodies for cancer and other diseases, reported Thursday a fiscal 2009 fourth-quarter profit, mainly on a hefty licensing payment from partner Nycomed.

Kennedy led high quality of life up to his death, say doctors

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Senator Edward M. Kennedy maintained a very good quality of life after he was diagnosed with brain cancer.

New ultrasensitive electronic sensor to speed up DNA testing

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Singapore scientists have developed a new ultrasensitive electronic sensor that would speed up DNA testing for disease diagnosis and biological research.

Novel way to block growth of human colon cancer cells

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Scientists in Switzerland have discovered a novel way to inhibit the growth of human colon cancer cells and preventing the disease from reaching advanced stages and the development of liver metastases.

Gene breakthrough could banish inherited diseases

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

LONDON - Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University’s Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have developed a new technique that could banish a host of crippling inherited diseases forever.

Study: Two-thirds of US adults have medical scans with radiation exposure; most doses low

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Two-thirds get medical tests with radiation dose
LOS ANGELES — As many as two-thirds of adults underwent a medical test in the last few years that exposed them to radiation and in some cases, a potentially higher risk of cancer, a study in five areas of the U.S. suggests.

After cancer treatment, Kennedy focused on quality of life; brain cancer survival time limited

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Kennedy’s cancer puts focus on quality of life
He lived 15 months with an incurable brain tumor, a little longer than usual for a patient in his late 70s. Perhaps equally important is that Sen. Edward M. Kennedy lived those months well — able to work almost to the end, to sail the choppy New England [...]

Dyax receives $1.5 million payment as partner Eli Lilly’s ImClone moves drug into development

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Dyax receives $1.5 million payment
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Biotechnology company Dyax Corp. said Wednesday it received a $1.5 million payment as Eli Lilly & Co. moved a potential leukemia treatment into early-stage clinical trials.

AP Source: Kennedy to be buried at Arlington with John, Robert Kennedy

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

AP Source: Kennedy to be buried at Arlington
WASHINGTON — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who died Tuesday of brain cancer, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery near his slain brothers, former President John F. Kennedy and former Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.

World leaders pay tribute to Ted Kennedy

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

LONDON - World leaders have paid tribute to Senator Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, who died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer at the age of 77.


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