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2 hrs ago | Business Journal

Former Merck exec to head Third Rock's immuno-oncology startup

Cancer immunotherapy biotech firm Jounce Therapeutics, the creation of Third Rock Ventures, has appointed a former vice president of biologics and vaccines as its first permanent CEO.

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Related Topix: Medicine

3 hrs ago | Burnley Citizen

BATTLER: Brave East Lancs boy helping others to face cancer

Rieli Biggins, nine, underwent three years of chemotherapy to help overcome the acute lymphoblastic leukaemia he was diagnosed with at the age of three.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Hematology

7 hrs ago | Science Daily

Wake-up call for more research into cell metabolism

More scientific research into the metabolism of stromal support cells and immune cells -- and the role of the metabolism of these cell types in the development of diseases -- could open new therapeutic avenues for diabetes, inflammatory conditions and cancer, scientists conclude.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Medicine, Health, Diabetes, Nutrition

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Science Daily

MyChart use skyrocketing among cancer patients

There has been a sharp increase in the number of cancer patients at one hospital using MyChart, the online, interactive service that allows patients to view laboratory and radiology results, communicate with their healthcare providers, and more.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Health.com

Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some Premenopausal Women

The drug exemestane worked slightly better than the drug tamoxifen at preventing a recurrence of breast cancer in certain premenopausal women, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Duarte, CA

WLUC-TV Negaunee

New look for the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital's Oncology Department

In March, Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital was on the verge of losing its Oncology Department.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Escanaba, MI

Baltimore Jewish Times

GBMC Appoints Director of Oncology Services

Michael W. Stein, MHSA, CMPE, was named as executive director of oncology services at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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Related Topix: Medicine, LifeBridge Health, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Philly.com

The Unexpected Side Effects of Chemotherapy Treatment

For nearly five months now, my dog Cardiff has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment for lymphoma.

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Related Topix: Lymphoma, Health, University of Wisconsin Madison, Medicine, Vincristine (generic), Oncovin, Vincasar, Doxorubicin (generic), Adriamycin, Doxil, Prednisone (generic), Deltasone, Orasone

AmericanBankingNews.com

ZIOPHARM Oncology Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks

They currently have a $3.80 price target on the stock. Zacks 's price target suggests a potential upside of 6.15% from the stock's previous close.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Startups, Medicine, ZIOPHARM Oncology, Zio

Los Angeles Times

Keck Medicine pushing into O.C. with oncology network acquisition

Keck Medicine of USC has acquired an oncology business as part of an expansion into Orange County.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Orange County, CA, Hematology, Newport Beach, CA

CBS Local

UPMC Doctor: Fight Cancer Through Eating Well

The reasons for eating a healthy diet are obvious but have you ever thought about the relationship your diet has to cancer? One doctor think there is a strong link and hopes that people change their minds about that link in the next few years.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Life, Food, Nutrition, Health, Breast Cancer

Benzinga

Threshold Announces Initiation Of Dosing With TH-302/Bortezomib In...

Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that dosing has started in the final stage of an ongoing Phase 1/2 trial of its investigational hypoxia-activated prodrug, TH-302, in combination with the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib and low-dose dexamethasone in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow.

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Related Topix: Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Startups, Cancer, Medicine, Health

Medical News Today

Roswell Park-led team identifies mechanism of chemotherapy resistance in inflammatory breast cancer

Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute have identified a mechanism of breast cancer cells that leads to chemotherapy resistance in inflammatory breast cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer

Science Daily

Variations in key gene predict cancer patients' risk for radiation-induced toxicity

Key genetic variants may affect how cancer patients respond to radiation treatments, according to a study.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Mount Sinai, NY, Prostate Cancer, Health

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Comprehensive care for cancer patients lowers costs, study finds

A treatment approach based on comprehensive care for some cancer patients in Fort Worth and four other cities led to a one-third cut in spending without compromising quality, according to the latest Journal of Oncology Practice .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Lung Cancer, Medicare

AmericanBankingNews.com

Stock Analysts' Ratings Reiterations for July, 8th (AAUKY, ADP,...

The firm currently has a $7.20 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer

The Motley Fool

Better Buy: Clovis Oncology vs. Sunesis Pharmaceuticals

Oncology has long been one of the most active areas in pharmaceutical research, because new drugs tend to have high profit margins and long shelf lives and are often amenable to broad label expansions for a diversity of cancer types.

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Related Topix: Startups, Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Cancer, Health, Ovarian Cancer, Lung Cancer

Time

Quitting the Cancer 'Battle'

Watching my wife deal with morning sickness while I was laid low by chemoA therapy, I realized that I had the easier job.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Prostate Cancer, Opinion

The Washington Post

One insurera s answer to the skyrocketing bills for cancer care

One of the great health-care challenges of the next few years is getting control of the skyrocketing costs of treating cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, US Politics, US News

BioSpace

Baylor Oncology Medical Director Joins Actinium Pharmaceuticals,...

Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted payload immunotherapeutics for the treatment of advanced cancers, today announced the addition of M. Yair Levy, MD of Baylor to its Scientific Advisory Board for Iomaba -B.

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