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Agenda Posted for Xconomy's What's Hot in Boston Biotech on May 16

AGENDA POSTED FOR XCONOMY'S WHAT'S HOT IN BOSTON BIOTECH ON MAY 16

Join Xconomy next month for our sixth installment of What's Hot in Boston Biotech on May 16 at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard....

Potential Biomarker Can Help Identify Cancer Chemotherapy Timing

POTENTIAL BIOMARKER CAN HELP IDENTIFY CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY TIMING

To help doctors identify the tumor normalizing period for effective timing of anti-cancer drug treatment, a new biomarker has been...

 
 
 
Abby Lee Miller Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer Weeks After Leaving Prison

ABBY LEE MILLER HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER WEEKS AFTER LEAVING PRISON

This is absolutely devastating. Abby Lee Miller has dealt with a slew of scary symptoms since leaving prison a couple of weeks ago,...

Being married cuts your risk of skin cancer death

BEING MARRIED CUTS YOUR RISK OF SKIN CANCER DEATH

A study of 50,000 American skin cancer patients found that, of those who were married, 45.7 percent had a stage 1, which has a 98 percent...

 
 
 
Skin implant creates an artificial 'mole' if people are at a high risk of breast or prostate cancer

SKIN IMPLANT CREATES AN ARTIFICIAL 'MOLE' IF PEOPLE ARE AT A HIGH RISK OF BREAST OR PROSTATE CANCER

Researchers from ETH Zurich in Basel created an implant that is triggered by high calcium to produce melanin, the pigment which causes...

Kitchen cabinets can release cancer-causing chemicals

KITCHEN CABINETS CAN RELEASE CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICALS

Scientists at the University of Iowa tested air samples from inside and outside 16 homes in the US state. They discovered levels of...

 
 
 
Barbara Bush, Former First Lady, Dies At Age 92

BARBARA BUSH, FORMER FIRST LADY, DIES AT AGE 92

She devoted much of her life to championing causes including illiteracy and cancer research.

Sen. John McCain Stable After Intestinal Surgery

SEN. JOHN MCCAIN STABLE AFTER INTESTINAL SURGERY

Since December, the longtime Republican senator and 2008 GOP presidential candidate has been receiving physical therapy related to...

 
 
 
Japanese scientists are developing a URINE TEST to detect breast, bowel and childhood cancers

JAPANESE SCIENTISTS ARE DEVELOPING A URINE TEST TO DETECT BREAST, BOWEL AND CHILDHOOD CANCERS

The engineering company Hitachi, which developed the technology two years ago, will analyse 250 urine samples for breast, colon and...

 
 
 
Precancerous Colon Polyps in Patients With Lynch Syndrome Exhibit Immune Activation: Study

PRECANCEROUS COLON POLYPS IN PATIENTS WITH LYNCH SYNDROME EXHIBIT IMMUNE ACTIVATION: STUDY

Colon polyps from patients with Lynch syndrome, a hereditary condition that raises colorectal cancer risk, display immune system activation...

 
 
 
NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote an op-ed slamming athlete stereotypes in wake of the Khloe Kardashian-Tristan Thompson scandal

NBA LEGEND KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR WROTE AN OP-ED SLAMMING ATHLETE STEREOTYPES IN WAKE OF THE KHLOE KARDASHIAN-TRISTAN THOMPSON SCANDAL

Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation For Cancer Research NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote an op-ed for...

New ways to tackle prostate cancer discovered

NEW WAYS TO TACKLE PROSTATE CANCER DISCOVERED

A study by the Institute of Cancer Research found 80 proteins that trigger prostate cancer, and respond to existing drugs, sparking...

 
 
 
Merck Immunotherapy Drug Shines In Lung Cancer Study

MERCK IMMUNOTHERAPY DRUG SHINES IN LUNG CANCER STUDY

Research finds that more than two-thirds of lung cancer patients who received Keytruda plus chemotherapy would be alive a year later,...

New immunotherapy drug becomes first ever to DOUBLE survival in lung cancer patients

NEW IMMUNOTHERAPY DRUG BECOMES FIRST EVER TO DOUBLE SURVIVAL IN LUNG CANCER PATIENTS

Merck's Keytruda, given with standard chemotherapy, cut in half the risk of dying or having the cancer worsen, compared to chemo alone...

 
 
 
Coffee Companies Prepare to Battle California Cancer Warning Labels

COFFEE COMPANIES PREPARE TO BATTLE CALIFORNIA CANCER WARNING LABELS

A judge issued a tentative ruling in March that coffee must carry a warning A fleet of major coffee brands is gearing up for a long...

Cell-therapy startup raises $33.5M from Canaan, Bill Maris's Section 32 and others

CELL-THERAPY STARTUP RAISES $33.5M FROM CANAAN, BILL MARIS'S SECTION 32 AND OTHERS

The San Francisco startup has a cloud-based platform to prevent supply chain mistakes in personalized cell and gene therapy where patients'...

 
 
 

LYSOGENE DELAYS SANFILIPPO GENE THERAPY PHASE 3

A manufacturing delay has pushed back the start of Lysogene's pivotal Sanfilippo syndrome trial. The gene therapy study is now due...

Possible Mechanism of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Tetraplegia Identified

POSSIBLE MECHANISM OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA IN TETRAPLEGIA IDENTIFIED

Mechanism of obstructive sleep apnea in tetraplegic patients identified with potential applications in development of targeted therapies,...