June 2014 | Oncology & Biotech News

Giants of Cancer Care Heralded: Ceremony Honors 2nd Annual Giants Class

July 16, 2014

The 2nd Annual Giants of Cancer Careâ„¢ Awards were presented at a ceremony held on May 30 in Chicago. The event recognized 16 oncology heroes whose groundbreaking contributions to the field have improved the lives of patients with cancer.

Novel Epigenetic Therapy Shows Clinical Activity in Hematologic Malignancies

July 02, 2014

Preliminary evidence supports the use of bromodomain inhibitors in hematologic malignancies, including acute leukemia (mainly acute myelogenous leukemia) and other hematological malignancies, including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

Blood Test Predicts Resistance to Enzalutamide in mCRPC

June 23, 2014

It may be possible to predict which men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer will not respond to enzalutamide by using a simple blood test to detect the presence of AR-V7 in circulating tumor cells.

MRI-Guided Ultrasound Relieves Pain of Bone Metastases

June 19, 2014

An MRI-guided focused ultrasound approach using heat to alleviate the pain commonly associated with bone metastases has proven to be safe and effective in a multi-center phase III clinical trial, yielding a 64% response rate.