Targeted Cancer Therapy

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Radiotherapy system could benefit clinic patients  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
The Press AssociationRapidArc uses a unique tumour mapping system to deliver highly-targeted cancer therapy, moving around the tumour at 360 degrees. Patients may only need two ...

Roche Opens Singapore Manufacturing Facility for Projects Initiated by Genentech  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Seeking Alpha (blog)...one dedicated to producing Lucentis, a treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration, while the other will make Avastin, a targeted cancer therapy. ...

Week in Review: Major Investments in China Biotech Companies  -  ‎Nov 8, 2009‎
Seeking Alpha (blog)...one dedicated to producing Lucentis, a treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration, while the other will make Avastin, a targeted cancer therapy. ...

Best of both worlds  -  ‎Aug 4, 2009‎
AsiaOne...is increasingly leaning towards the direction of TCM these days - in the ability to tailor treatment to the individual, such as targeted cancer therapy.

Gemin X Announces Data Presentations for its Novel, Targeted ...  -  Dec 2, 2008
MarketWatchMONTREAL, Dec 02, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Gemin X Pharmaceuticals announced today that preclinical data from the company's targeted cancer therapy,

Dr. Brian Druker on cancer therapy  -  Dec 24, 2008
BusinessWeekBrian Druker discusses the development of targeted cancer therapy. "Tangible progress is being made every day," says Druker, who concludes with some

Roswell Park Researchers Clarify Mechanisms Of Novel Therapy In ...  -  Dec 9, 2008
Medical News Today (press release),Obatoclax, a novel targeted cancer therapy , is capable of inducing two forms of cell death in B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (B-NHL) cells and appears to

Delivering and tracking drugs with nanoparticles  -  Dec 3, 2008
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe,Although the primary use envisioned for these particles is for targeted cancer therapy, Butler's group is interested in their ability to deliver various

Nontoxic Nanoparticle Can Deliver And Track Drugs, According To ...  -  18 Nov 2008
Science Daily (press release)Although the primary use envisioned for these particles is for targeted cancer therapy, Butler's group is interested in their ability to deliver various

Gemin X Announces Data Presentation for its Novel, Targeted Cancer ...  -  Oct 31, 2008
MarketWatchMALVERN, Pa. & MONTREAL, Oct 31, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Gemin X Pharmaceuticals announced today that clinical data from a Phase 1/2 study of obatoclax

Thallion's TLN-4601 Inhibits Mutated K-Ras Signaling in Cancer Cells  -  Oct 24, 2008
MarketWatch..."A targeted cancer therapy that impacts K-Ras would address a significant gap in the cancer therapeutic landscape. Several successful commercial cancer

Timeline: Milestones in Cancer Treatment  -  Oct 25, 2008
Curetoday.com (press release),Slamon’s discovery provides an important opportunity to evaluate the concept of targeted cancer therapy, including the development of highly specific

Calvert Research and Auburn University Announce Joint Venture  -  Oct 24, 2008
PR Web (press release),...developed at Auburn with genomics can contribute vigorously to different areas of medicine, specifically in the area of targeted cancer therapy.

Merck Serono: Erbitux Phase III Clinical Study in Gastric Cancer ...  -  Jul 10, 2008
뉴스와?어,The study will assess the clinical benefit of the targeted cancer therapy Erbitux(cetuximab) in combination with cisplatin and capecitabine as a 1st-line

Merck initiates Phase III gastric cancer study  -  Jul 9, 2008
Pharmaceutical Business ReviewBy Staff Writer The study by the Merck Serono division will assess the clinical benefit of the targeted cancer therapy Erbitux (cetuximab) in combination

A Two-Pronged Attack on a Killer  -  Jun 22, 2008
Barron'sWhile Fuchs understandably refuses to forecast the outcome of this trial, he notes that just as Erbitux, another targeted cancer therapy, failed in a

A paradigm shift for targeted cancer therapy  -  Jul 8, 2008
News-Medical.net,We already know that recycling benefits our planet; and now new research suggests that the cellular version might be useful for battling cancer.

Tumor Receptor Imaging  -  Jun 25, 2008
RedOrbit,...molecular imaging: characterizing tumor biology, identifying therapeutic targets, and delineating the pharmacodynamics of targeted cancer therapy (5,6).

CHMP Recommends Positive Opinion For Zevalin(R), [90Y]-ibritumomab ...  -  26 Mar 2008
Medical News Today (press release),...with NHL6 and it is estimated to cause around 4450 deaths.7 [90Y]-ibritumomab tiuxetan is a type of targeted cancer therapy called radioimmunotherapy.

Targeted Therapies: A New Generation of Cancer Treatments  -  Mar 6, 2008
RedOrbit,Identical antibodies produced by a single type of immune cell; in targeted cancer therapy, they are directed against molecules unique to, overexpressed in,

Novartis cancer trial stopped early because of drug success  -  Feb 28, 2008
MarketWatchEverolimus is considered a targeted-cancer therapy, unlike chemotherapy drugs that kill healthy cells along with cancer cells. , , ) Torisel, which received

AstraZeneca's Recentin fails lung cancer trial  -  Feb 27, 2008
National Post,Recentin, like Avastin, is a targeted cancer therapy -- a new class of medicine designed to fight tumours more effectively than chemotherapy,

The Story Next Door: Humor proves a potent weapon against cancer  -  Mar 10, 2008
Corvallis Gazette Times,Within the last few weeks, Kingston has started a combination of treatments, including the chemotherapy drug Xeloda; a new kind of targeted cancer therapy

Zebrafish Enables Cell Regeneration Studies To Help Understand ...  -  Mar 17, 2008
Science Daily (press release)Using targeted cancer therapy as a model, he developed a way to light up cells of interest, such as the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas;

Cell Division Studies Hint At Future Cancer Therapy  -  Jan 22, 2008
Science Daily (press release)Understanding the mechanisms of stem cell division will provide clues for targeted cancer therapy against these cancer stem cells.

Study on cell division may pave way for future cancer therapy  -  Jan 23, 2008
Thaindian.com,Dr. Du says that understanding the mechanisms of stem cell division may provide clues for targeted cancer therapy against these cancer stem cells.

Hey Doc, If You Were in My Shoes …  -  Jan 28, 2008
WebMDThe other discrepancy was about Avastin, a targeted cancer therapy that starves tumors of their blood supply, curbing tumor growth.

Foreign doctors honoured  -  Jan 27, 2008
Nation Multimedia,Professor Ullrich has played a leading role in the study of molecular mechanisms of cancer and pioneering the concept of targeted cancer therapy.

Thai King bestows Prince Mahidol awards to three scientists  -  Jan 30, 2008
Xinhua,...the field of medicine, has played aleading role in the study of molecular mechanisms of cancer and pioneering the concept of "targeted cancer therapy".

HM presides over Mahidol Awards  -  Jan 29, 2008
Nation Multimedia,He has played a leading role in the study of the molecular mechanisms of cancer and pioneered the concept of targeted cancer therapy.

Another 'Smart' Cancer Drug Can Have Toxic Effects On The Heart ...  -  Dec 14, 2007
Science Daily (press release)Another "targeted" cancer therapy, imatinib (GleevecTM, Novartis Pharmaceuticals), was reported last year in Nature Medicine to be associated with heart

News From The Early Online Journal Of Clinical Investigation  -  Dec 4, 2007
Medical News Today (press release),Improving targeted cancer therapy by tumor suppressor protein reactivation One treatment approach in the management of cancer involves targeting the

New Study Offers Hope For Patients With Advanced Follicular Lymphoma  -  Dec 12, 2007
Medical News Today (press release),...[90Y]-ibritumomab tiuxetan is a type of targeted cancer therapy called radioimmunotherapy. Radioimmunotherapy combines the use of a monoclonal antibody and

Mahidol award winners named  -  Nov 27, 2007
Nation Multimedia,Ulrich has played a leading role in the study of molecular mechanism of cancer and has pioneered the concept of "targeted cancer therapy " which treats

Foreign doctors win Prince Mahidol Award  -  Nov 27, 2007
Thai News Agency MCOT,...the field of medicine, has played a leading role in the study of molecular mechanisms of cancer and pioneering the concept of 'targeted cancer therapy'.



Background information on Targeted Cancer Therapy [When available]

Targeted cancer therapies use drugs that block the growth and spread of cancer. They interfere with specific molecules involved in carcinogenesis (the process by which normal cells become cancer cells) and tumor growth. Because scientists call these molecules molecular targets, these therapies are sometimes called molecular-targeted drugs, molecularly targeted therapies, or other similar names. By focusing on molecular and cellular changes that are specific to cancer, targeted cancer therapies may be more effective than current treatments and less harmful to normal cells.

Most targeted cancer therapies are in preclinical testing (research with animals), but some are in clinical trials (research studies with people), or have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Targeted cancer therapies are being studied for use alone, in combination with each other, and in combination with other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy.

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