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Novocure and US Oncology Research Announce Collaboration on PANOVA-3 Trial for Patients with Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

(MarketWatch) Aug 15, 2018 - US Oncology Research will open 10 clinical trial sites, enrolling patients in Novocure’s PANOVA-3 trial to test the efficacy of Tumor Treating Fields combined with nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in patients with unresectable locally advanced pancreatic cancer.

Urea Dysfunctions in the Liver May Signal Cancer

(Medical News Today) Aug 15, 2018 - The urea cycle is the main way that the human body disposes of nitrogen waste. New research suggests that disruptions in this process may be an early sign of cancer.

Five Predictions For AI And Real-World Data In Oncology

(Forbes) Aug 14, 2018 - As progress in oncology care is advancing faster than ever -- especially due to the work of artificial intelligence (AI) and real-world data for clinical decision making -- it can be difficult to distinguish what is hype and what will be realized in the near future.

Stress Hormone Is Key Factor In Failure Of Immune System To Prevent Leukemia

(University of Kent [UK]) Aug 14, 2018 - The human stress hormone cortisol has been identified by scientists at the University as a key factor when the immune system fails to prevent leukemia taking hold.

Trailblazing Researchers in Immunotherapy Selected to Receive America’s Most Distinguished Prize in Medicine

(Albany Medical College) Aug 15, 2018 - Three visionary scientists whose work has led to a revolutionary new way to treat cancer and other diseases have been announced as the recipients of the 2018 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.

Third Dosing Cohort to be Initiated in MAGE-A4 SPEAR T-cell Basket Study After Favorable Review of Safety from One Billion Cell Dose Cohort

(Morningstar) Aug 15, 2018 - Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc, a leader in T-cell therapy to treat cancer, today announced a favorable review of safety data from the second dose cohort of patients who received one billion transduced SPEAR T‑cells targeting MAGE-A4 in the ongoing basket study in nine solid tumor indications.

RMA of New York and Mount Sinai Health System Launch Oncofertility Program

(Mount Sinai) Aug 14, 2018 - Empowers cancer patients by increasing awareness of and access to fertility preservation options.

First Opinion: Dense Breast Tissue Can Complicate Mammograms. Women Need To Know If They Have It

(STAT) Aug 15, 2018 - Most women — and their doctors — tend to think of mammography as a one-scan-works-for-all test. I learned the hard way that it isn’t.

Express Scripts Staking Out Million Dollar Gene Therapies

(Reuters) Aug 15, 2018 - Express Scripts Holding Co built a multi-billion enterprise pressuring drug companies to lower their prices for U.S. patients. Now it is quietly building a side business: getting paid to help drug companies dispense a new generation of high-priced drugs.

Mundipharma Brings Its Cancer Supportive Care Expertise To Vietnam After Signing Agreement with Helsinn Group for ALOXI® (palonosetron HCl)

(Virginian-Pilot) Aug 15, 2018 - Mundipharma brings its cancer supportive care expertise to Vietnam after signing agreement with Helsinn Group for ALOXI® (palonosetron HCl).