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Foreclosures Are Bad For Your Health

(Time/Moneyland) Aug 31, 2011 - Losing your home is a nightmare—enough to make you sick to your stomach, and then some.
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Compensation System Urged For Research Victims

(Washington Post) Aug 30, 2011 - The United States should create a system to compensate people who are harmed by participating in scientific research, a panel of federal advisers recommended Tuesday.
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Roche to Maintain Lead in Targeted Drugs

(Reuters) Aug 31, 2011 - Roche expects a new generation of drugs targeted at specific groups of patients to make up half its portfolio in 10 years, a shift that is pushing the boundaries of modern medicine.
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PCRT Elects New Executive Board Members

(TGen) Aug 31, 2011 - Dr. Ramesh K. Ramanathan is the new Chairman of the Executive Board of the international Pancreatic Cancer Research Team (PCRT).
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Ambry Genetics Announces Launch of Their CancerArray Product and Services Utilizing aCGH Technology

(Yahoo! Finance) Aug 31, 2011 - Ambry Genetics today introduces their new CancerArray™ product and services utilizing aCGH technology.
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Cord Blood America Announces New Service for South American Storage Company: Storing Bone Marrow Stem Cells Prior to Cancer Surgeries

(Yahoo! Finance) Aug 31, 2011 - Cord Blood America, Inc., the umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation company focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells to families nationwide and internationally, today announced that Biocordcell Argentina S.A., headquartered in Buenos Aires, its stem cell storage company which services South America and Miami, Florida, has begun storing bone marrow stem cells prior to transplantation in treatments for cancer.
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University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center Receives Renewal of National Cancer Institute Designation

(University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center) Aug 29, 2011 - The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center has won renewal of its National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation for five years, along with $7.6 million in new federal funding for cancer research.
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Researchers Receive Grants From NCCN Oncology Research Program Funded Through GlaxoSmithKline

(MarketWatch) Aug 31, 2011 - The NCCN Oncology Research Program received $4 million in research funding from GlaxoSmithKline to support research at NCCN Member Institutions in order to evaluate the effectiveness of ofatumumab (Arzerra®, GlaxoSmithKline) in hematologic malignancies and pazopanib (Votrient™, GlaxoSmithKline) in the treatment of solid tumors.
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Stada, Richter Sign Accord For Development of Biosimilars

(Bloomberg) Aug 30, 2011 - Stada Arzneimittel AG and Hungary’s Gedeon Richter Nyrt. signed licensing and cooperation agreements for the development and marketing of two biosimilar products used for cancer treatment.
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Pink Ribbon Dollars’ Help Fill Financial Gaps For Breast Cancer Programs

(WUSL) Aug 30, 2011 - A new study shows that donations collected by check boxes on state income tax forms, fees from license plates and revenue from state lottery tickets have raised millions for breast cancer research and prevention programs across the country, according to researchers at Washington University in St. Louis.
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'9/11 Cancer' Link

(New York Post) Aug 31, 2011 - The Fire Department plans to release a study that claims firefighters who responded to the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terror attacks are suffering an increased rate of cancer -- contradicting a recent federal analysis that failed to make the link, The Post has learned.
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Scientists Using Coral For 'Sunscreen Pill' That Gives Weeks of Protection

(Fox News) Aug 31, 2011 - British scientists are working to produce a "sunscreen pill" after discovering how coral is able to shield itself from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, according to UK media reports Wednesday.
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USC Institute of Urology Adds Important Prostate Cancer Detection Capabilities With First Tissue Elastography Technology in United States

(USC) Aug 30, 2011 - Detection of prostate cancer just became more accurate at the USC Institute of Urology, thanks to the addition of new technology, one of the first available in the United States.
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Unique Program Aims to Give Lung Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers a Second Wind

(City of Hope/eHope) Aug 30, 2011 - Lung cancer patients rarely worry just about following their treatment plan.
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New Tool Predicts Senior Patients’ Chemotherapy Tolerance

(City of Hope/eHope) Aug 30, 2011 - It often takes aggressive chemotherapy to knock out cancer. But physicians know that side effects from too much chemotherapy can jeopardize patients’ health as much as the disease can, particularly among older patients.
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USC Study Tackles Pesticide-Prostate Cancer Link

(Los Angeles Times) Aug 31, 2011 - Researchers at USC have found an increased prevalence of prostate cancer among older men exposed to certain pesticides in Central Valley neighborhoods.
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Unfounded Pesticide Concerns Adversely Affect the Health of Low-Income Populations

(American Chemical Society) Aug 30, 2011 - The increasingly prevalent notion that expensive organic fruits and vegetables are safer because pesticides — used to protect traditional crops from insects, thus ensuring high crop yields and making them less expensive — are a risk for causing cancer has no good scientific support, an authority on the disease said here today.
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Tiny Oxygen Generators Boost Effectiveness of Anticancer Treatment

(Purdue University) Aug 30, 2011 - Researchers have created and tested miniature devices that are implanted in tumors to generate oxygen, boosting the killing power of radiation and chemotherapy.
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Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Announces Completion of Interim Analysis by Data Safety Monitoring Board For the Phase 3 Study of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) For the Treatment of Refractory Advanced Colorectal Cancer

(Yahoo! Finance) Aug 31, 2011 - Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the independent Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for the Company's pivotal Phase 3 X-PECT study of KRX-0401 (perifosine) in patients with refractory advanced colorectal cancer has completed a pre-specified interim analysis for safety and futility.
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Avastin Injections Are Reported to Cause Blindness

(New York Times) Aug 30, 2011 - At least 16 people in two states have gotten severe eye infections, and some have been blinded, from injections of the drug Avastin, according to health authorities and to lawyers representing the patients.
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NuPathe Says FDA Did Not Approve Migraine Patch

(Forbes/AP) Aug 30, 2011 - NuPathe Inc. said Tuesday that regulators did not approve its Zelrix migraine patch, and the company's shares lost almost half their value.
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Astellas's Blood-Thinning Drug Raises Bleeding in Mid-Stage Study

(NASDAQ/Dow Jones) Aug 30, 2011 - Japanese company Astellas Pharma Inc.'s experimental circulatory disease pill darexaban increased bleeding by more than double in a clinical study of heart patients with acute coronary problems.
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Teva Gains to 4-Week High After U.S. Court Denies Motion on Suit

(Bloomberg) Aug 30, 2011 - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. climbed to the highest level in almost four weeks after a federal court denied a motion by Mylan Inc. to dismiss Teva’s patent lawsuit on the multiple-sclerosis drug Copaxone.
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Chocolate Lowers Heart, Stroke Risk

(USA Today) Aug 29, 2011 - People who eat chocolate regularly may not only be feeding their sweet tooth, but lowering their risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.
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Could Lack of Deep Sleep Fuel High Blood Pressure?

(Time Healthland) Aug 30, 2011 - Missing out on deep sleep can leave you feeling slow-witted and irritable in the morning, but the consequences don't necessarily end there.
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