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This is what a "game-changing" cancer therapy looks like

A 55-year-old diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in 1990 could expect to lose more than 20 years of life as a result of the cancer. By 2010, the loss in expectation of life was… 394 more words
Health & Medicine

Live Notes from @AACR’s #cbi16 Meeting on Precision Medicine: 3:45PM Big Idea Dr. Hait and Premalignancy

 Live Notes from @AACR’s #cbi16 Meeting on Precision Medicine: 3:45PM Big Idea Dr. Hait and Premalignancy

Big Idea: Interception: Search for therapies that can tackle pre-malignancies to prevent cancer by Dr. 95 more words

India's Sun Pharmaceutical enters $2.5B US market with its generic version of Gleevec

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, largest India-based generic pharmaceutical companies, has received approval from the US FDA for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for generic version of Novartis’ Gleevec. 69 more words


Smoking out Leukemia Cells to Prevent Cancer Relapse

Ninety-five percent of all patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), carry a Frankenstein-like gene, called BCR-ABL, created from an abnormal fusion of two genes normally found on two separate chromosomes. 714 more words


The Most Critical Factor in Medicine? Human Bias

Oncologist and writer Siddhartha Mukherjee suggests that what doctors fight against isn’t so much disease — it’s their own biases.

In the summer of 2003, I finished my three-year residency in internal medicine and began a fellowship in oncology. 408 more words


A cancer controlling pill? For patients like former deputy city manager, it is a reality

Nancy Schepers and her husband were driving to a family wedding in Windsor in 2012 when her cellphone rang with an urgent and stunning message from her doctor. 1,052 more words

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Holiday Reading (3) – Stopping the Juggernaut

The mutations that drive cancers fall into two major groups: those that reduce or eliminate the activity of affected proteins and those that have the opposite effect and render the protein abnormally active. 1,122 more words