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9 hrs ago | BioSpace

OSE Pharma Release: Texopi, A New Ray Of Hope For Lung Cancer Immunotherapy

A promising treatment in advanced stage lung cancer After convincing Phase 2 results observed in a United States trial, OSE Pharma's team have received authorisation to start a new multi-centre phase 3 trial with TexopiA on 500 patients in Europe and in the United States. TexopiA , a personalised treatment, is designed to benefit patients who carry the tissue marker HLA A2 who are affected by invasive or metastatic cancers.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Lung Cancer, A2 ltd, Colorectal Health, Breast Cancer

13 hrs ago | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

At-home colon cancer screening gives patients new option

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in our country, claiming 50 thousand lives each year. Screening could cut that number dramatically, but according to the CDC many adults are not following those recommendations.

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Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Health

14 hrs ago | The Toronto Star

Mayor Rob Ford's rehab clinic also does cancer detection

The medical clinic where Rob Ford received treatment for drug and alcohol addiction has a subsidiary that specialized in detection of pre-cancer problems, corporate documents show. GreeneStone Healthcare 's financial documents show it has received as much as $1.8 million in revenue annually to do colonoscopy and other medical detective work in recent years, with much of that money coming from the provincial health insurance plan.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Alcoholism, Health, Health Insurance, Colorectal Health

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Anchorman Dave Benton is dying of brain cancer: May be dead in six months

Illinois news anchor Dave Benton of WCIA-TV tells viewers he's dying of brain cancer and only has four to six months to live. Illinois news anchorman Dave Benton of WCIA-TV is dying of brain cancer: Will be dead in 4-6 months, he says Illinois news anchorman Dave Benton of WCIA-TV is dying of brain cancer: Will be dead in 4-6 months, he says Dave Benton, an anchorman with WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois, revealed in a heartbreaking news segment that he's dying of brain cancer and has only four to six months left to live, People reported Saturday.

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Related Topix: Health, Brain Cancer, Champaign, IL, Colorectal Health

Sat Sep 13, 2014

AlertNet

Toronto mayor Rob Ford says God "wants him somewhere else"

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who this week dropped out of the city's mayoral race only to be replaced by his elder brother, on Saturday said in a newspaper interview that the early diagnosis from an abdominal tumor was "not good." Ford, a larger-than-life figure who made international headlines with his admission that he smoked crack cocaine while in office, was hospitalized earlier in the week after having unbearable abdominal pains.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Colorectal Health, Health

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Patch.com

World Sepsis Day: Learn to Spot the Signs

Tomorrow is World Sepsis Day, an opportunity to turn the spotlight on a devastating disease that is common but unfamiliar. Once it takes hold, up to a third of patients die from it, says the Sepsis Alliance.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Health

Examiner.com

Diem Brown talks 25-pound cancer weight loss and chemotherapy: Has colostomy bag

Diem Brown is grateful to be alive as she battles her third round of cancer, but lost 25 pounds during the past month and now weighs a frail 100 pounds. Brown underwent two emergency surgeries to remove cancer from her colon and stomach and faces a long recovery ahead, including chemotherapy, People reported Thursday.

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Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Health, Ovarian Cancer

Freshnews

Genomic Health Announces Publication of Colon Cancer Cost-Effectiveness Study in PharmacoEconomics

Genomic Health, Inc. today announced that PharmacoEconomics published positive results from a health economic analysis suggesting that use of the Oncotype DX colon cancer test may result in a significant reduction in direct medical costs and improve patient quality of life by helping them avoid side effects of unnecessary treatment. "By providing quantitative information which has not been available with conventional measures, as demonstrated in this analysis, the Oncotype DX colon cancer test is likely to lead to both savings in direct medical costs and improved patient well-being," said Steven Alberts, M.D., chair, division of Medical Oncology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Colorectal Health, Startups, Genomic Health, Oncology, Breast Cancer

Reuters

Lilly colon cancer drug succeeds in late stage study

Eli Lilly and Co said its colon cancer drug extended survival compared to a placebo, in a late stage trial. The study tested the drug, ramucirumab in combination with chemotherapy, against a placebo plus chemotherapy, in previously treated patients with advanced or metastatic colon cancer.

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Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Health, Biotech, Medicine, Eli Lilly, Healthcare Industry

GlobalNews

Possible diagnoses for Rob Ford

It's really too early to know what the mayor has, and whether it's a form of cancer. The reality is that there are hundreds of questions that still require an answer in order to make a diagnosis.

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Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Health, Medicine

GlobeNewswire

Redefining high risk patients with stage II colon cancer

Exiqon A/S today announced the publication of data from a population based study of 554 patients with stage II colon cancer, using the company's proprietary miRCURY LNAa Universal RT microRNA PCR platform to validate the prognostic value of microRNA-21 based on tissue sections from formalin fixed paraffin embedded tumour blocks . End-points were overall survival and recurrence free cancer specific survival .

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Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Health

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Doctor says Ford biopsy results will take a week

Mayor Rob Ford will have to wait a week to find out the results of a biopsy on his abdominal tumor, the controversial politician's doctor said. Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai hospital, said Thursday that Ford has a mass in his abdomen and they have to find what it is and how to proceed.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Colorectal Health, Drugs

Hispanic Business

DiagnoCure announces results for third quarter of 2014

"This important milestone about reimbursement, the PCA3 test inclusion in American and European guidelines, and several business-related actions taken in the last months lead us to believe that shareholders should expect a positive impact on PCA3 future sales and royalties," said Dr. , President and Chief Medical Officer of the Corporation. The results of the VITAR II retrospective clinical study of the Previstage GCC test were published in the confirmed that the GCC status in lymph nodes of 366 stage II colon cancer patients can classify up to 60% of them as having a very low risk of recurrence at five years suggesting, that these patients may gain little benefit from toxic adjuvant chemotherapy.

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Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Health, Prostate Cancer, Oncology, Medicine

AlertNet

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has tumor, election campaign up in air

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Related Topix: Drugs, Colorectal Health, Health

Weyburn This Week

With little info in the public domain, Rob Ford's illness and prognosis unclear

The information provided by the hospital caring for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on Wednesday evening was very vague - likely deliberately so. A CT scan had revealed the mayor had a tumour in his abdomen.

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Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Health, Appendicitis

The London Free Press

Rob Ford's treatment could take weeks at least: Doctor

Mayor Rob Ford could be off the campaign trail for weeks even in the best case scenario, says a Toronto ER doctor. "At the bare minimum, it would have to take him out of the campaign for some period of time," Belchetz said.

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Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Health

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Montreal Gazette

Rob Ford admitted to hospital with a tumour on his abdomen

At a speech on Saturday Mayor Rob Ford talked about the immeasurable value of health and the perspective that can be gained when it's put at risk. "Once your health goes.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Colorectal Health, Health

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

New colon cancer test

Q. I heard there is a DNA test for colon cancer. Can I cancel my colonoscopy? Please?! - Stephen G., Colorado Springs, Colorado A. Sit tight! The news about a fecal DNA test to spot hemoglobin and mutant DNA that might indicate the presence of colon cancer and adenomatous polyps is great news, but it doesn't eliminate the need for colonoscopies.

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Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Health, Colorado Springs, CO, Genetics, Medicine

Medical News Today

Using immunotoxins to kill colon cancer

These days, cancer researchers aim to design targeted and specific therapy - those that kill cancer but spare the surrounding tissue. Immunotoxins, which use cancer-targeted antibodies linked to deadly toxins such as ricin, are one such therapy.

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Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Medicine, Pharmacology, Lung Cancer

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Newswise

Genetic Modifier Impacts Colon Tumor Formation

Newswise - Unexpected results from an ongoing experiment in the lab of Kristi Neufeld, Ph.D., co-leader of the Cancer Biology Program, led to a potentially important discovery that could have an impact on how cancer researchers test anti-cancer therapies in mice, and possibly prevent colon cancer in people. Dr. Neufeld studies the adenomatous polyposis coli protein, which protects against colon cancer.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Colorectal Health, Health, Biology, Science

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