Researchers at the Queen Mary U. of London and a team of collaborators have identified a genetic signature among prostate tumors that may facilitate determining appropriate course of treatment for patients. The results of the study will be published in the March 2011 issue of Lancet Oncology.
A new study finds that cancer cells, conventionally thought to develop only over long periods of time can begin in a single event, accounting for the development of 2% to 3% of all cancers, and up to 25% of bone cancers.
Researchers at Baylor and affiliated institutions reported in the January issue of the New England Journal of Medicine that the addition of iniparib to chemotherapy improves the clinical benefit and survival of patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, without significantly increased toxic effects.
Research from Japan documenting remarkable survival rates among patients with inoperable lung cancer may only hint at the potential of proton-beam radiation therapy. The study out of the Proton Medical Research Center in Tennoudai, Japan, documented high survival rates for 55 patients suffering from stage I inoperable non-small-cell lung cancer.
FROM THE SOON-TO-BE RELEASED 13TH EDITION OF THE CANCER MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK
Genentech announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved bevacizumab (Avastin) plus interferon- alfa for people with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer.
Using FDG-PET/CT, a multidisciplinary team has been able to determine within a short period of time whether neoadjuvant therapy for soft-tissue sarcoma is working.
Patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma who were treated with sunitinib malate (Sutent) experienced a median overall survival of more than two years, compared with patients who took interferon-alpha, according to Pfizer.
DENVER—Candidate genes and epigenetics are key components in the effort to develop and deploy personalized cancer prevention and treatment. Several studies at AACR 2009 took a closer look at both those research pathways.
ORLANDO—Preliminary data suggested that Novartis’ RAD001 is moderately active in stabilizing the progression of HCC, according to a poster presentation at ASCO 2009 (abstract 4587). In this phase I trial, researchers in Taiwan enrolled 36 advanced HCC patients whose disease was not suitable for local therapy or had progressed after local therapy.