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Sep 30, 2014

Survival results from phase III BREAK-3 study of Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) in patients with BRAF V600E-mutant metastatic melanoma

GSK has announced updated results for Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) from a planned analysis of the phase III BREAK-3 study in 250 patients with BRAF V600E mutant metastatic melanoma. Read More
Sep 30, 2014

Genetic test would help 'cut bowel cancer spread'

Screening families of patients with bowel cancer for a genetic condition would cut their risk of developing bowel, womb, and ovarian cancers, new research has found. Read More
Sep 30, 2014

Targeted treatment could halt womb cancer growth

A drug which targets a key gene fault could halt an aggressive womb cancer and shrink tumours, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer. Read More
Sep 30, 2014

New imaging technique could revolutionise how children with neuroblastoma are diagnosed and treated

Cancer Research UK's Centre for Drug Development (CDD), in collaboration with the Rising Tide Foundation, a Swiss-based non-profit organisation which funds innovative cancer trials, has announced... Read More
Sep 30, 2014

Study: tumor BRACAnalysis CDx identifies 44 percent more candidates for PARP therapy

Myriad Genetics, Inc. has announced that its Tumor BRACAnalysis CDx™ companion diagnostic test significantly improved the detection of cancer-causing BRCA1/2 mutations by 44 percent in women... Read More
Sep 30, 2014

Immunotherapy could stop resistance to radiotherapy

Treating cancers with immunotherapy and radiotherapy at the same time could stop them from becoming resistant to treatment, according to a study published in Cancer Research. Read More
Sep 30, 2014

Thyroid cancer: additional new subgroup analyses for Phase III SELECT trial

A new analysis from the Phase III SELECT (Study of (E7080) LEnvatinib in Differentiated Cancer of the Thyroid) trial of lenvatinib (E7080) in the treatment of radioiodine-refractory differentiated... Read More
Sep 30, 2014

Breast density: over 700,000 UK women living with 'hidden' breast cancer risk

Risk Determination and Prevention of Breast Cancer[1], published in the journal Breast Cancer Research, identifies the critical gaps that must be addressed if we are to reverse the increase in... Read More
Sep 30, 2014

Overuse of colonoscopies

A retrospective study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), has found an overuse of colonoscopies for colorectal cancer screening and surveillance. Read More
Sep 30, 2014

Making diagnostic medical imaging safer

Medical imaging is at the forefront of diagnostics today, with imaging techniques like MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computerized tomography), scanning, and NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance)... Read More
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