Tag Archives: Cancer

AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc. announce positive results from the randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, Phase III SOLO-1 trial of Lynparza (olaparib) tablets

Lynparza met primary endpoint of progression-free survival in women with BRCA-mutated advanced ovarian cancer and showed a safety profile consistent with previous trials AstraZeneca and MSD’s Lynparza is the only PARP inhibitor to demonstrate significant activity in the 1st-line maintenance … Read the full press release

KTH and Karolinska Institutet: AI can contribute to increased understanding of how prostate cancer develops

Researchers at KTH and Karolinska Institutet have concluded that AI can contribute to increased understanding of how prostate cancer develops, and even improve clinical diagnosis and treatment of the disease. STOCKHOLM, 28-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Every cancer tumor is unique, … Read the full press release

Dr Emmanouela Gbandi appointed as the Solving Kids’ Cancer Senior Trials Coordinator for Neuroblastoma at the University of Birmingham’s Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU)

University of Birmingham researchers are leading the way with a ground-breaking role to enable more children with the rare cancer neuroblastoma to access potentially life-saving clinical trials more quickly. BIRMINGHAM, 12-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In the first dedicated position focusing on … Read the full press release

University of Dundee Professor Bob Steele awarded a CBE in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his work on the treatment of colorectal cancer

DUNDEE, Scotland, 11-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Bob Steele, of the University of Dundee, has been awarded a CBE in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his work on the prevention, early detection and treatment of colorectal cancer. Professor Steele … Read the full press release

Royal Philips and Singapore Institute of Advanced Medicine Holdings open Advanced Medicine Imaging (AMI) center at Biopolis research hub in Singapore

First phase of Singapore’s Advanced Medicine Imaging Center provides accurate and timely diagnosis of cancer, plus an education center for medical training and scientific research collaborations New treatment innovations, including radioisotope and proton beam therapies, will be made progressively available … Read the full press release

Paul Scherrer Institute PSI inaugurates new treatment unit for proton therapy against cancer

With millimetre precision, certain tumours can be irradiated at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI using protons – that is, positively charged elementary particles. PSI is the one place in Switzerland where this especially protective and precise option for radiation therapy … Read the full press release

University of Leeds and University of Birmingham scientists discovered the role of one of the crucial proteins responsible for allowing HPV to infect cells

LEEDS, 03-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — New drugs in the early stages of development by pharmaceutical companies could have an extra benefit – the ability to cancel out HPV virus, which can cause cervical cancer and skin conditions. Scientists at the … Read the full press release

Pioneering study will pool cancer patient information from hundreds of hospitals to directly compare surgery quality in more than 100 countries across four continents

COVENTRY, 02-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Improved care for patients undergoing cancer surgery is the focus of a pioneering worldwide study. Doctors say the initiative will enable them to gauge surgery quality across the globe and highlight ways to improve patient … Read the full press release

Animal rescue hero loses his heroic battle with cancer

MANAMA, Bahrain, 21-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In a statement from his children they said: “It is with great sorrow that we announce that our father, Tony Waters AKA “The Dogfather” died today, 20th of April 2018, after a long battle … Read the full press release

KTH researchers produced microparticles with encapsulated cells that can be used as implants to fight cancer, diabetes or heart disease

STOCKHOLM, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — One way that cancer may be fought in the future is with micro-sized capsules containing living cells engineered to secrete toxins that attack cancer cells. Although the science of cell micro-encapsulation has yet to overcome certain … Read the full press release

STFC and EPSRC launch funding call with Cancer Research UK to drive forward earlier detection of cancer

SWINDON, 12-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — STFC and EPSRC have launched a joint funding call with Cancer Research UK that aims to drive forward earlier detection of cancer. The new funding called ‘Early Detection Innovation Sandpit and Award’ is available to researchers, … Read the full press release

Research evaluated the effectiveness of three-month course chemotherapy for colorectal cancer versus the standard six-month treatment regimen

SOUTHAMPTON, 02-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Many patients receiving chemotherapy following surgery for bowel cancer may only need three months treatment rather than the six months currently given, new research published in Lancet Oncology has shown. An international clinical trial, funded by … Read the full press release

Roche: Phase III IMpower131 study met its co-primary endpoint of progression-free survival of people with a type of advanced squamous lung cancer

BASEL, 20-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the Phase III IMpower131 study met its co-primary endpoint of progression-free survival (PFS) and demonstrated that the combination of TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab) plus chemotherapy (carboplatin and Abraxane [albumin-bound … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca: US FDA approval for Imfinzi for the treatment of patients with unresectable Stage III non-small cell lung cancer

Imfinzi is the only immunotherapy approved for patients with unresectable Stage III non-small cell lung cancer Imfinzi showed an 11.2 month improvement in median progression-free survival (16.8 months compared to 5.6 months on placebo) CAMBRIDGE, 22-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — AstraZeneca and … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow and Portage Pharmaceuticals to develop more effectively-targeted drugs to treat chronic diseases including cancer

GLASGOW, 05-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A new joint venture company which brings together the University of Glasgow and Portage Pharmaceuticals is aiming to develop more effectively-targeted drugs to treat chronic conditions including cancer. Portage Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of the British Virgin … Read the full press release

University of Twente and VUmc developing a urine test using nanotechnology for early detection of cancer with startup NanoMed Diagnostics

ENSCHEDE, the Netherlands, 02-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Detecting cancer of various types, in a very early stage and using a simple urine sample. That is the ambition of the new startup company NanoMed Diagnostics. Years of research, by scientists of the … Read the full press release

200 healthcare decision-makers gather to address the looming challenges of cost, access and sustainability in the coming wave of high-value medicines

LONDON, 01-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On December 5-6, 2017, 200 high-level experts from government, academia, biopharmaceutical developers and patient organisations convene in London (UK) to address the mounting challenge of accessibility and patient access to high-value, high-cost medical therapies. The … Read the full press release

Sandoz and World Child Cancer announce new health initiative in the Philippines

Holzkirchen, Germany, 18-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Sandoz, together with leading global charity World Child Cancer (WCC), is pleased to announce a new health initiative in the Philippines, aimed at improving the standard of care for children suffering from cancer. Cancer survival … Read the full press release

University of Warwick staff, family and friends will take part in the Two Castles Run to support the University’s research into premature birth, miscarriage, cancer and dementia

COVENTRY, 11-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Staff, family and friends of the University of Warwick will on Sunday 14th June raise funds for ground-breaking research by taking part in the Two Castles Run. The Two Castles Run see runners make their … Read the full press release

The University of Aberdeen secures £1.5million grant from Cancer Research UK to study how tumours develop

The University of Aberdeen has secured a grant of up to £1.5million from Cancer Research UK to study how tumours develop. ABERDEEN, 18-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The grant will fund a five-year programme of research led by Professor Anne Donaldson … Read the full press release

University of Bristol established new branch of mathematics to create better drug control system to cure cancer

A new branch of mathematics has been established to create a better drug control system to cure cancer. Bristol, UK, 6-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists, including Professor Tanniemola Liverpool from the University of Bristol’s School of Mathematics, claim that by understanding how an artificial ‘synthetic … Read the full press release

University of Copenhagen researchers characterized genetic aberration on group of colorectal cancer patients

Researchers from Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, have characterized a genetic aberration on a group of colorectal cancer patients. The discovery gives hope for a new and efficient treatment of colorectal cancer, which is a frequent … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca’s global biologics research and development arm MedImmune completed its acquisition of US-based Amplimmune for $225M plus $275M based on predetermined milestones

London, United Kingdom, 10-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — AstraZeneca today announced that on 4 October MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm, completed its acquisition of Amplimmune, a privately-held, US-based biologics company focused on developing novel therapeutics in cancer immunology. As previously announced, … Read the full press release

Roche launches Elecsys ProGRP test that distinguishes the two main types of lung cancer

New test expands cancer diagnostics portfolio and strengthens Roche Diagnostics’ comprehensive tumour marker menu 19-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the global launch (except US) of Elecsys ProGRP, a test that distinguishes between the two … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca, University of Cambridge and Cancer Research UK partner on 3 pre-clinical and clinical oncology projects

16-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — AstraZeneca today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the University of Cambridge and Cancer Research UK for a two-year collaboration on three pre-clinical and clinical oncology projects. This agreement with world-leading medical research institutions … Read the full press release

EU Health Prize for Journalists seeks to reward excellence in health journalism, now open to 28 European countries

Brussels, 14-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Today, the virtual doors swing open to journalists from across the EU wishing to participate in the annual EU Health Prize for Journalists. Winners can pick up EU-wide recognition and cash prizes for excellence in health journalism, … Read the full press release

University of Leeds Scientists discovered new way to fight against cervical cancer

4-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Scientists at the University of Leeds have found a way to target and destroy a key protein associated with the development of cervical and other cancers. The E7 protein is produced early in the lifecycle of the … Read the full press release

£72,000 grant to University of Leicester Professor Jacqui Shaw for pancreatic cancer research project

University of Leicester Professor in study for early detection of disease 7-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — National charity Pancreatic Cancer UK has today announced the award of a £72,000 grant to Professor Jacqui Shaw and colleagues at the University of Leicester as … Read the full press release

2013 Teenage Cancer Trust line up announced, report LondonTown.com

Noel Gallagher’s handpicked musical line up promises to thrill at Royal Albert Hall charity gigs 12-3-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — This March the Teenage Cancer Trust returns to the Royal Albert Hall. The charity, whose long standing relationship with the music sphere … Read the full press release