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FDA Approves Biomarker-Targeting Cancer Drug

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The Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved a treatment for solid tumor cancers that focuses on specific cancer-causing genetic conditions rather than location of the cancer in the body. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Biomarker-Targeting Cancer Drug

Survey Shows Sharp Rise in Teen E-Cigarette Use

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New data from a continuing survey of smoking among school-age children shows large increases in electronic cigarette use in high school and middle school children in just the past year. . . . → Read More: Survey Shows Sharp Rise in Teen E-Cigarette Use

Biotechs to Develop Personal Cancer-Killing Virus Vaccines

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Two biotechnology companies developing engineered viruses as cancer therapies plan to create personalized treatments for solid tumors with viruses that harness the immune system. . . . → Read More: Biotechs to Develop Personal Cancer-Killing Virus Vaccines

Trials Evaluating Blood Tests to Guide Cancer Treatment

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Researchers in Australia are conducting clinical trials of blood tests among cancer patients to help determine the course of their treatment, including the need for chemotherapy. . . . → Read More: Trials Evaluating Blood Tests to Guide Cancer Treatment

Six Ideas for Combating Cancer, the Emperor of Maladies

There are advancements in medicine every day that allow for new treatments and discoveries to emerge in the battle against cancer. . . . → Read More: Six Ideas for Combating Cancer, the Emperor of Maladies

Cancer Antibody Trials Stopped After Patient Death

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Two clinical trials testing synthetic antibodies designed to treat blood-related cancers were stopped by their developer after a participant in one trial died from adverse effects. . . . → Read More: Cancer Antibody Trials Stopped After Patient Death

Start-Up Developing Immunometabolism Therapies, Gains $30M Funding

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A start-up enterprise founded by medical researchers in the U.S. and Europe is developing treatments for cancer and autoimmune disorders that change chemical reactions in immune system cells. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Developing Immunometabolism Therapies, Gains $30M Funding

FDA Clears Genomic Bone Marrow Test for Low-Level Cancer

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1 Oct. 2018. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized for marketing in the U.S. a system for high-speed analysis of bone marrow samples to find low levels of residual cancer cells. The agency’s announcement cleared the ClonoSeq assay developed by Adaptive Biotechnologies in Seattle to test for minimal residual . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Genomic Bone Marrow Test for Low-Level Cancer

Genome Centers Named for Precision Medicine Program

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Three medical research centers in the U.S. will begin analyzing the DNA in specimen samples from participants in a large-scale precision medicine initiative conducted by National Institutes of Health. . . . → Read More: Genome Centers Named for Precision Medicine Program

Liquid Biopsy for Solid Tumors Now Available

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A test that inspects a patient’s blood sample for characteristic indicators of solid-tumor cancer, and can be part of a comprehensive precision analytics program, is now on the market. . . . → Read More: Liquid Biopsy for Solid Tumors Now Available