News tagged with cancer treatment

Roche taking majority in Foundation Medicine for $1.03B

Roche is taking a majority stake in U.S.-based Foundation Medicine in a deal worth $1.03 billion that the Swiss pharmaceutical company says will help it to develop new treatment options for cancer patients.

Jan 12, 2015
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Team develops prognostic test for E2F4 in breast cancer

By looking at the expression levels of downstream genes of the regulators in breast cancer, investigators at Dartmouth Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC), led by Chao Cheng, PhD, have identified a gene signature ...

Jan 07, 2015
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How to sell the drugs of the future

Only a decade ago, basing medical treatment on your DNA seemed like science fiction. Not any more. Thanks in part to the sequencing of the human genome, personalized medicine (PM), a specific course of treatment developed ...

Jan 06, 2015
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Hold your breath to protect your heart

Women who have breast cancer on their left side present a particular challenge to radiation oncologists. Studies have shown that the risk of heart disease is higher in this group of women after radiation treatment because ...

Jan 05, 2015
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