Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 20, 2000
Introgen Therapeutics reports progress in gene therapy studies at annual ASCO meeting
Introgen Therapeutics today presented data from its clinical studies of adenoviral p53 gene therapy at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting in New Orleans.

Anti-angiogenesis therapy shows promise in treatment of metastatic colon cancer
A UC San Francisco study has found that an antibody that blocks the growth of blood vessels in tumor cells-essentially starving the tumor of oxygen and nutrients-can slow disease progression and shrink tumor size in patients with advanced colorectal cancer.

Antibody-targeted chemotherapy with Mylotarg™ shows promise for many adults with deadly form of leukemia
The first ever antibody-targeted chemotherapy induced remission in a sizable number of adult patients with advanced leukemia, according to data presented by a Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center investigator today at the 36th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Study suggests older, preteen children may not be getting enough sleep to meet their daily physical and mental needs
Children in the sixth-grade may suffer adverse cognitive, behavioral and emotional consequences due to an increased risk of being chronically sleep deprived, according to a new study in the May issue of Developmental Psychology.

Costs of treating patients on clinical trials are not higher than costs of standard treatment, study suggests
Costs of treating cancer patients on clinical trials are not higher than costs of standard treatment, according to a study presented at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting and sponsored by the Association of American Cancer Institutes and the Robert H.

Taxoprexin® DHA-paclitaxel allows higher taxane doses with fewer side effects
Researchers from Johns Hopkins presented preliminary results of a Phase I clinical study using a novel anti-cancer drug supplied by Protarga, Inc.
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