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28 min ago | AsianWeek

Join Fight Against Hep B at the 7th Annual B a Hero Gala on Wed. Oct. 8

Many liver cancers are caused by hepatitis B infection. Hep B disproportionately affects the Asian and Pacific Islander community.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Vaccinations

4 hrs ago | USA Today

$1,000-a-pill hep C treatment to be cheaper abroad

Gilead Sciences has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce a cheaper version of its popular, $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries. $1,000-a-pill hep C treatment to be cheaper abroad Gilead Sciences has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce a cheaper version of its popular, $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups, CGI Pharmaceuticals, Hepatitis, Health

10 hrs ago | This is The West Country

PAUL Lewis meets the storm troopers with Chris Womack, her daughter Indie, and Paul's wife, Julie.

WHEN Chris Womack was diagnosed with cancer, the first person she turned to was her best friend - only for him to tell her he'd just been told he had it as well. Chris and Paul Lewis, neighbours in Heathfield Gardens, Bathpool, have been supporting each other through their treatments over the past five months.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Breast Cancer

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Cancer survivorship Q&A: questions, comments fielded in live chat

Our panel - cancer survivor Donna Pinto-Parina; Betsy Kohn of The Gathering Place ; Marla Sustin of University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center ; and Kristen Wedzikowski of the American Cancer Society - took time out to participate in our hour-long live chat on Thursday. They also got an assist from Dr. Joanna Brell, associate cancer center director for clinical research at MetroHealth Medical Center , who shared her expertise.


Related Topix: Cancer, Medicine, Health, Charitable Organizations, American Cancer Society

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Which Patients Are Most Likely To Delay Hospice Enrollment?

Almost 20 percent cancer patients wait to enroll in Hospice until their last three days of life. Their courage and determination is admirable, Hospice is palliative care, but it shortchanges both patients and their families and a new paper seeks to create a profile for people like to be late admissions.


Related Topix: Medicine, Palliative Care, Cancer, Health, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Medicaid, Medicare

Central Western Daily

Help buy dying mum precious time with her family

THE Clarke family will be the centre of attention at a trivia night to be held on Saturday evening to raise funds for cancer sufferer Lyndsey Clarke. RAISING FUNDS: Lyndsey, Nyah and Ben Clarke are determined to buy some time in Lindsey's battle against cancer.


Related Topix: Health


Turning cancer cells, bacteria into amazing art

Bacteria, cancer cells, and cells infected with viruses aren't usually considered things of beauty, but in the hands of artist Vik Muniz and MIT postdoctoral fellow Tal Danino , that's exactly what they've become. The pair invented a three-part process in which they create an image, get the cells to stick to it, and then print the image using microscopy and photolithographic techniques.


Related Topix: Cancer, Medicine, Health, Startups, Intel

WALB-TV Albany

South Georgians help make wedding a reality for Adel couple

As Charles Shivers and his fiance sat in their kitchen Wednesday night talking about their upcoming wedding on Sunday, they knew it would not have been possible without the support of their local community. In August, Charles was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer.


Related Topix: Wedding, Health, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University


IT-Enhanced Care Coordination Really Works

A recent editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine makes a strong case for technology-assisted care coordination. As Matthew J. Press, a doctor at Weill Cornell Medical College, describes the case of Mr. K , a 70-year-old patient with liver cancer and kidney stones, it becomes clear that his complex series of interrelated procedures and office visits involving 11 other clinicians wouldn't have been possible without healthcare IT.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Medicare, Nursing, Princeton, NJ

Medical News Today

Some hepatitis C patients benefit from simeprevir

Added benefit for untreated and relapsed patients with unclear extent / Major added benefit for non-responders / Missing data for patients with HIV coinfection and genotype 4 patients The drug simeprevir has been available since May 2014 for the treatment of adult patients with chronic hepatitis C infection. In an early benefit assessment pursuant to the Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal Products , the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care examined whether this new drug offers an added benefit over the appropriate comparator therapy.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, HIV/AIDS

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Hispanic Business

Can-Fite Issued Japanese Patent for CF102 in the Treatment of Liver...

2010-529501, titled, "Method for inducing hepatocyte proliferation and uses thereof," by the Japanese Patent Office. The patent covers Can-Fite's clinical stage drug candidate, CF102, in the treatment of liver regeneration and function following liver surgery or other injury via inhibition of pro-apoptotic proteins, resulting in liver repair.


Related Topix: Patent / Trademark Law, Law, Health

Risk of hepatobiliary cancer after solid organ transplant in the USA

Studies of liver cancer risk in recipients of solid organ transplants generally have been small, yielding mixed results, and little is known about biliary tract cancers among transplant recipients. Dr Jill Koshiol and colleagues identified incident hepatobiliary cancers among 201,549 US recipients of solid organs, from 1987 through 2008, by linking data from the US transplant registry with 15 cancer registries.


Related Topix: Health

Battle Creek Enquirer

Kristy Smith column: Drive For a Cure's special meaning

Kristy Smith column: Drive For a Cure's special meaning Tractors hit the road Saturday, seeking a cure for cancer Check out this story on Brian Combs of Homer will lead Calhoun County's Driving For a Cure cancer treatment fundraiser on Saturday aboard his 1967 John Deere 3020 diesel tractor. For Homer's Brian Combs, who will be atop his 1967 John Deere 3020 diesel tractor on Saturday leading off Calhoun County's Driving For a Cure cancer treatment fundraiser, the event will have a special meaning.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Calhoun County, MI, Homer, MI, Agriculture, Science, Colon, MI

Medical News

UW Carbone Cancer Center treats patients with MRIdian MRI-guided radiation therapy system

The MRIdian system from ViewRay, a privately held medical device company, is now being used to treat patients at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center in Madison, Wisconsin, the second clinical group in the world to treat patients with MRI-guided radiation therapy . With yesterday's treatment, the center also became the first clinic in the world to employ the soft-tissue tracking beam control feature of ViewRay's MRIdian system.


Related Topix: Madison, WI, Oncology, Medicine, Health

Medical News Today

Combined therapy improves survival for patients with liver cancer who are not suitable for surgery

The mature results from a trial conducted by the Asia-Pacific Hepatocellular Carcinoma Trials Group led by the National Cancer Centre Singapore and Singapore General Hospital have shown that patients who suffer from inoperable advanced hepatocellular carcinoma may have a chance to live significantly longer by using a combined therapy. The multi-centre phase II clinical trial was conducted at four Asia Pacific tertiary medical centres to evaluate the efficacy of combining two existing treatment modalities, Sorafenib and Selective Internal Radiation Therapy .


Related Topix: Health, World News, Indonesia, Radiology, Medicine

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Local TV Station KTVZ

Deschutes County prosecutor denied liver transplant

Dan Reesor, a prosecutor with the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office, was diagnosed with liver cancer earlier this year. His doctor told him without a liver transplant, he will die.


Related Topix: Deschutes County, OR, Health


Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015...

"We continued to advance the bavituximab clinical program on multiple fronts with the major focus on executing the SUNRISE Phase III trial which is progressing well with the initiation of new global clinical sites bringing the total participating sites to over 130. In addition, our collaborator at UT Southwestern recently completed enrollment in an important liver cancer study opening the door for data from this study as well as other bavituximab clinical trials to be presented over the coming months," said Steven W. King, president and chief executive officer of Peregrine.


Related Topix: Biotech, Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Oncology, Medicine, Health, Lung Cancer, Taxotere, Docetaxel (generic), Breast Cancer


GenSpera Receives Patent on Prodrug Targeted for Prostate Cancer

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GenSpera, Inc. , a leader in developing prodrug therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued patent 8,822,406 "Tumor Activated Prodrugs."


Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health, Patent / Trademark Law, USPTO, Brain Cancer

Mon Sep 08, 2014


Blueprint Medicines Presents Positive Data On BLU-554 For Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Results demonstrate in vivo efficacy, including sustained tumor regression and complete remissions in mice with tumors that represent a genomically defined subset of human HCC. The oral presentation was given at the International Liver Cancer Association 8th Annual Conference in "Our preclinical data are early promising proof for the potential clinical benefit of targeting a defined subset of HCC patients based on the genetic profile of their cancers," said , PhD, MBA, chief scientific officer of Blueprint Medicines.


Related Topix: Health, Genetics

Seeking Alpha

C-Suite Conversation: Can-Fite BioPharma CEO Pnina Fishman

My interview with Can-Fite Chief Executive Officer Dr. Pnina Fishman is the latest in my series of interviews with under-covered Israeli companies that trade on U.S. exchanges. Can-Fite is an advanced clinical stage drug development company that has developed a platform technology to address multi-billion dollar cancer and inflammatory disease treatment markets.


Related Topix: Health, Food and Drug Administration