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Researchers at the University of Cambridge, together with colleagues specialising in plastic surgery or histopathology in Austria, Australia, Liverpool and Swansea, have identified clues to explain how breast implants may, on very rare occasions, contribute to the development of lymphoma. There have been 71 known cases worldwide of a type of blood cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma that the researchers suggest were associated with the patient's breast implants.
Biopharmaceutical company Molecular Templates got a nod of approval from the FDA on its Investigational New Drug application for MT-3724 last week. MT-3724 is a next-generation immunotoxin compound that induces direct cell death by inactivating ribosomes in CD20-expressing cells.
Marnie Torres had plenty to celebrate as she crossed the finish line at the annual Terry Fox Run Sunday at the Gellert Centre. Marnie received the news in May that she was 5 years cancer free and this run was her first 10k which she completed in a time of 1:10.
The Georgetown-based company - which has secured more than $20 million of capital to date - focuses on the development of biologic therapies and disclosed Monday that the newest capital was supplied by Korea-based AJU IB Investment Co. Ltd. Molecular Templates previously raised $8.5 million in the Series C financing involving Excel Venture Management and SantA© Ventures, according to a company news release.
A WIRRAL mum is warning others to be on the lookout for symptoms of leukaemia after she puts hers down to post-pregnancy aches. When new mum Melissa Lawson, from Moreton, spotted bruises on her legs she simply put it down to her newborn son gently pinching her skin.
I'm a writer, physician and breast cancer survivor. Earlier in my career I practiced oncology and hematology.
Patients with stage I and II Hodgkin's Disease who receive consolidated radiation therapy have a higher 10-year survival rate of 84 percent, compared to 76 percent for patients who did not receive RT; and, the data also shows a decrease in utilization of RT, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting.
Hundreds of people - many with family or friends who fought or are fighting cancercer - laced up their shoes and joined in the annual Terry Fox Run today. In Winnipeg, Lindsey McKenty said she was thinking of family members who have died of cancer as she ran the five-kilometre course through Assiniboine Park.
Laurie Rizzo knows how fortunate her family was to have the Red Sox help when her son, current Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo , was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2008. It's why they created the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, and why their "Walk off for Cancer" is so important.
WHEN Tara Deacon went to hospital with "the flu", she never thought she and sister Jade would be diagnosed with the same cancer on the same day. Zheng Gang was found dead in a sperm bank after making too many 'donations'.
Monica Stubbs was only 23 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma and had to make a hasty decision about motherhood. But having her eggs frozen was not publicly funded at the time and she could not afford to pay the $9000 to undergo the treatment privately.
A new antifungal drug, isavuconazole, matched the efficacy of voriconazole for treatment of invasive fungal infections in cancer patients with compromised immunity, but with fewer side effects, researchers reported at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy last week in Washington, DC.Isavuconazole was shown to be effective against various fungal infections that act as opportunistic illnesses in people with HIV/AIDS, including Aspergillus , Candida , and Cryptococcus. Isavuconazole is a triazole antifungal being developed by Astellas and Basilea Pharmaceutica International, available in oral and intravenous formulations; it is under evaluation for U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval.
Napa, CA Set to be hosted by ZD Wines and Patrick Dempsey in California's world-renowned Napa Valley on Oct. 18, the inaugural Crush Challenge presented by Amgen is a wine, food and cycling experience benefiting three outstanding charities; the deLeuze Family Endowment for a Non-Toxic Cure for Lymphoma , the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing and Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer . All net revenue from ticket sales and silent auction proceeds will be passed on to these charities to help raise awareness for each cause.
It's not every day a freshman meets the Marple Newtown football team out on the field for their home opener. "They gave us so much love and support and that's what gets us through every day at the hospital," mother Melissa Shelly said.
Friends will gather in Port Moody's Rocky Point Park on Oct. 4 to take part in a Light the Night Memorial Walk. Established by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, the walk will honour the memory of Tanya Aspeleiter, who died of leukemia earlier this year.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:26 am
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