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Lifesaving Ovarian Cancer Chemo Treatment Underutilized, Study Finds

August 5, 2015 8:59 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

Women with advanced ovarian cancer who receive intraperitoneal and intravenous (IP/IV) chemotherapy — treatment delivered directly into the abdomen, along with the usual intravenous method — have significantly better survival rates than those who receive IV chemotherapy alone. Read more...

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University Collaboration for Early Detection of Lung Cancer

August 5, 2015 8:51 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Lung cancer is the UK’s leading cancer killer, with nearly 35,000 people dying each year from the disease. Read more...

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England Still Struggling to Close Gap in Cancer Survival

August 5, 2015 8:41 am | by Cancer Research UK | News | Comments

Cancer survival in England has steadily improved but the gap in survival remains. Read more...

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New Clot-Busting Treatments Target Number One Killer

August 5, 2015 8:30 am | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

Australian researchers funded by the National Heart Foundation are a step closer to a safer and more effective way to treat heart attack and stroke via nanotechnology. Read more...

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Real Time Data for Cancer Therapy

August 5, 2015 8:29 am | by MIT | News | Comments

Magnetic resonance imaging and other scanning technologies can indicate the size of a tumor, while the most detailed information about how well a treatment is working comes from pathologists’ examinations of tissue taken in biopsies. Read more...

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Japanese Lab to Handle Ebola, Pathogens After 30 Years of Local Opposition

August 5, 2015 8:29 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A laboratory built in a Tokyo suburb more than 30 years ago was intended to host work on the world’s most dangerous pathogens. Now, it will finally begin handling Ebola and other dangerous germs, after decades of local opposition relented. Read more...

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Pharma Sales to Grow Beyond $1 Trillion by 2018, Says Report

August 5, 2015 8:28 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

Pharmaceutical R&D productivity is continuing to increase, with a predicted surge in global sales: New findings forecast global pharma sales to reach $1.3 trillion by 2018, up from 2014’s $1 trillion in sales, according to a new analysis. Read more...

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FDA Lays Out Extra Steps to Clean Scopes Linked to Outbreaks

August 4, 2015 12:27 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal health officials are laying out extra safety measures that hospitals can take to clean specialized medical scopes that have been linked to sometimes deadly bacterial outbreaks across the U.S. Read more...

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Shire Makes Offer to Buy Baxalta for $30 Billion

August 4, 2015 12:15 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

Dublin-based Shire said Tuesday that it has made an unsolicited offer to buy biopharmaceutical company Baxalta in an all-stock deal worth about $30.6 billion, in an effort to bolster its focus on rare disease treatments. Read more...

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AstraZeneca Optimistic About Psoriasis Drug Despite Suicide Risks

August 4, 2015 11:32 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Brodalumab is considered to be a potential blockbuster therapy. Read more...

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Oncology Treatment Offers Significant Opportunities with Largest Pharmaceutical Pipeline

August 4, 2015 9:43 am | by Dominic Trewartha, Managing Analyst, GBI Research | Articles | Comments

The oncology drug pipeline is far larger than any other therapy area across the pharmaceutical industry. Read more...

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South Korea to Replace Health Minister after MERS Outbreak

August 4, 2015 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korean media have criticized the government for failing to swiftly cope with MERS in the initial stage of its landing in the country. Read more...

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Pitt Researchers to Monitor Resistance to HIV Drugs in Africa

August 4, 2015 9:18 am | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

Roughly 25 million people have HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, accounting for nearly 70 percent of the global total. Read more...

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Nanoparticles Used to Breach Mucus Barrier in Lungs

August 4, 2015 9:03 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

Proof-of-concept study conducted in mice a key step toward better treatments for lung diseases - Read more...

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First 3-D-printed Drug Approved by FDA

August 4, 2015 8:37 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

An epilepsy drug that is manufactured with 3-D printing was approved by the FDA, the drugmaker announced. Read more...

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