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cancer immunotherapy, Merkel cell carcinoma , MCC, Paul Nghiem, avelumab , bavencio, Skin Cancer, Fred Hutch

Immunotherapy Drug Becomes First Therapy Approved by FDA for Rare Skin Cancer

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday granted accelerated approval to the checkpoint inhibitor Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma. Dr. Paul Nghiem, a senior investigator on the clinical trial that led to yesterday’s fast-track FDA approval and an expert on MCC is available for interviews, as is a patient who participated in the clinical trial.

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Which Drugs Effectively Treat Diabetic Nerve Pain?

A federal health agency has found certain antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs are among medications that effectively treat diabetic nerve pain. The research is being published simultaneously in the March 24, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and in a more comprehensive report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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Breast Cancer, nanoparticle degradation, nanoparticle drug delivery, RAN

Nanoparticle Paves the Way for New Triple Negative Breast Cancer Drug

A potential new drug to tackle the highly aggressive ‘triple negative’ breast cancer – and a nanoparticle to deliver it directly into the cancer cells – has been developed by UK researchers.

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Drug Trial for Solid Cancer Tumors, Lynch Syndrome Awareness, Side Effects for Prostate Cancer Treatments, and More in the Cancer News Source

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Midazolam, Seizures, Status Epilepticus, ambulance services, Benzodiazepines

After a Clinical Trial on Midazolam for Seizures, Emergency Use of the Drug Rises

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A new study investigated if previous research on midazolam’s efficacy as a seizure treatment affected whether ambulances nationwide were choosing the drug over other benzodiazepines for seizure patients.

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Exercise, Diabetes, Obesity, Muscular Dystrophy

SLU Scientists Take Aim at Diabetes and Obesity with Exercise in a Pill

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With a series of new grants, Saint Louis University researchers will develop the potential of two nuclear receptors that control muscle metabolism.

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small molecule drugs, ONC201, Prostate Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Phase II clinical trials, New Jersey, Rutgers University

‘First in Human’ Trial Defines Safe Dosage for Small Molecule Drug ONC201 for Solid Cancer Tumors

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A ‘first in human’ clinical trial examining the small molecule drug ONC201 in cancer patients with advanced solid tumors shows that this investigational drug is well tolerated at the recommended phase II dose. That’s according to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators whose research also showed early signs of clinical benefit in patients with advanced prostate and endometrial cancers.

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Caution Needed for Drugs in Development for Most Common Malignant Pediatric Brain Tumor

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Inhibiting the Ezh2 enzyme may be counterproductive for treatment of certain cancers, including the aggressive brain tumor Group 3 medulloblastoma

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New Drug Test Aids Clinicians with Prescription Drug Monitoring in Patients on Chronic Opioids

Drug diversion is a significant contributing factor in prescription pain medication misuse and deadly overdoses. A new oral fluid monitoring test, announced today by Cordant Health Solutions, www.cordantsolutions.com, reports more detailed and actionable information to clinicians than urine drug tests, which can potentially improve therapy adherence, patient safety, and help to identify drug diversion.

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Genetics, Psychiatry, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, Depression, Mental Health, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Neuroscience

Mouse Study Identifies New Method for Treating Depression

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Standard antidepressant medications don’t work for everyone, and even when they do they are slow to kick in. In an effort to find better depression treatments, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine discovered that inhibiting an enzyme called Glyoxalase 1 (GLO1) relieves signs of depression in mice. Moreover, inhibiting GLO1 worked much faster than the conventional antidepressant Prozac.







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