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Cigna’s New Drug Pricing Plan Targets Expensive Cholesterol Drugs

(MarketWatch/Wall Street Journal) May 11, 2016 - Health insurer Cigna Corp. will get extra price discounts from drugmakers if new cholesterol medications don’t help patients as much as expected, a significant step in a broader push to tie the cost of drugs to how well they work.
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US Senator Introduces A ‘Right To Try’ Bill For Desperate Patients

(STAT/Pharmalot) May 10, 2016 - A bill introduced in the US Senate on Tuesday becomes the latest legislative effort to expand the ability of terminally ill patients to gain access to experimental medicines.
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Evanston Doctor Gives Up License After Cancer Drug Probe

(Chicago Tribune) May 11, 2016 - Chicago-area oncologist has agreed to relinquish her medical license to settle charges by state officials that she used nonapproved and misbranded cancer drugs on her patients between 2008 and 2012.
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Unveils Plans For Montvale Cancer Center

( May 10, 2016 - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's outpatient treatment center in Montvale won't open until late 2017.
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Pfizer Awards More Than $1 Million In Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Funding Through Breast Cancer: A Story Half Told Initiative

(Pfizer) May 11, 2016 - Pfizer Inc. today announced that it has awarded a total of more than $1 million in funding to five leading breast cancer advocacy organizations to support projects focused on metastatic breast cancer (MBC) scientific research and quality-of-life studies.
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American Association for Cancer Research Recognized Research Grantees at the Annual Meeting 2016

(AACR) May 10, 2016 - The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) honored its new grant recipients at the Grants Reception and Dinner at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016, which was held in New Orleans April 16-20.
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American Association for Cancer Research Recognizes National Cancer Research Month in Partnership with Nation’s Legislators, Cancer Advocacy Organizations, and Patient Advocates

(AACR) May 10, 2016 - AACR proudly recognizes May 2016 as National Cancer Research Month and wishes to express its appreciation...
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Medivation Receives Prestigious Award From American Urological Association (AUA)

(Medivation) May 11, 2016 - Medivation Inc. announced today that it is the recipient of the 2016 Health Science Award from The American Urological Association (AUA) for outstanding support of physician and patient education in prostate cancer.
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OncBioMune Provides Update on Phase 2 Clinical Trials of ProscaVax for Prostate Cancer

(MarketWatch) May 11, 2016 - OncBioMune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today provides shareholders with an update on the clinical advancement of ProscaVax, the Company's novel cancer vaccine in development for prostate cancer.
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ASCO Urges CMS to Withdraw Flawed Medicare Part B Demo in Formal Comments

(ASCO) May 10, 2016 - In comments submitted today to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the American Society of Clinical Oncology underscored the urgent need to advance a more fair and responsible payment system for oncology than what is proposed in the ill-advised Medicare Part B proposal.
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Exclusive: Medivation Succumbs To Pressure To Explore Sale - Sources

(Reuters) May 10, 2016 - U.S. cancer drug maker Medivation Inc has decided to explore a sale following a $9.3 billion acquisition offer from France's Sanofi SA and interest from other companies, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
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European Commission Approves the First and Only Immuno-Oncology Combination, Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo® (nivolumab) + Yervoy® (ipilimumab) Regimen, for Treatment of Advanced Melanoma

(TheStreet) May 11, 2016 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced today that the European Commission (EC) has approved Opdivo in combination with Yervoy for the treatment of advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma in adults, representing the first and only approved combination of two Immuno-Oncology agents in the European Union (EU).
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First Patient Dosed in Phase II Study of L-DOS47 in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

(Yahoo! Finance) May 11, 2016 - Helix BioPharma Corp. today announced that the first patient was dosed in the Phase II component of study LDOS002.
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Cerulean Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 1/2 Trial Evaluating CRLX101 in Combination with LYNPARZA™

(Yahoo! Finance) May 10, 2016 - Cerulean Pharma Inc. today announced that the first patient has been dosed in an open-label, single center Phase 1/2 clinical trial of its lead NDC candidate, CRLX101, in combination with LYNPARZA™ (olaparib) in patients with advanced solid tumors.
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Therapy That Failed With Cancer Could Fight Alzheimer's

(San Diego Union-Tribune) May 11, 2016 - A failed strategy to thwart cancer may find a new life as a therapy for Alzheimer's disease, according to a study by UC San Diego and Harvard scientists.
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Exercise May Reduce the Risk of Cervical Cancer

(RPCI) May 10, 2016 - Even 30 minutes of exercise per week has the potential to significantly reduce a woman’s risk of developing cervical cancer, according to a study from scientists at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI).
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Breast Cancer Detection Rates Of Mammogram Readers Don’t Decline Over Time

(University of Warwick [UK]) May 10, 2016 - A new study has found there is no decline over time in the accuracy of medical staff who analyse mammogram scans for indications of breast cancer.
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Agreement High for Prognostic Cancer Screening Tools

(Doctors Lounge/HealthDay News) May 10, 2016 — For cancer screening in Medicare beneficiaries, there is substantial agreement for different prognostic tools for short- and long-term survival, according to a study published online April 30 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
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A Better Way to Diagnose and Manage Neuroendocrine Tumors

(SNMMI) May 9, 2016 - A recent study reported in the May issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine demonstrates that Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT scans are superior to In-111 pentetreotide scans, the current imaging standard in the United States for detecting neuroendocrine tumors (NETS), and could significantly impact treatment management.
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Potential Target in Treatment of Oral Cancer Discovered

(Boston University) May 10, 2016 - For the first time, researchers have identified a reliable marker (PDGFRB) to detect carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (cells within the tumor that encourage growth and metastasis) (CAFs) in oral cancer tissues.
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New Target For Lung Cancer Identified

(Institute of Cancer Research [UK]) May 11, 2016 - Researchers have uncovered a key part of a chain reaction of signals that tell some lung cancers to grow. This new insight into a major cancer signalling pathway could prioritise new drug targets.
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Validation of an IHC Screening Tool For ROS1 Gene Rearrangements

(IASLC) May 11, 2016 - Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is an effective tool that can be used for identifying proto-oncogene 1 receptor tyrosine kinase (ROS1) gene rearrangements and screening patients for the administration of the targeted therapy crizotinib, a small-molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor.
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Changing the Payment Paradigm

(Pharmaceutical Commerce) May 10, 2016 - Policymakers look at alternative payment models in oncology.
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"Cancer Moonshot" To Start Crowdsourcing Stories, Studies Today On Medium

(USA Today) May 11, 2016 - Vice President Biden's "cancer moonshot" will start crowdsourcing patients' stories and experts' research Wednesday on the blog platform Medium.
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CancerCare® Releases Landmark Patient Access and Engagement Report

(CancerCare) May 11, 2016 - A landmark report illustrating the many physical, emotional, financial, practical and informational needs cancer patients experience during and after clinical treatment was released today by CancerCare, a national nonprofit organization that provides free psychosocial support, education and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer.
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