Legislature Blocks Regulations Of New Cancer TreatmentMichigan's Republican-led Legislature has blocked proposed regulations of a breakthrough gene therapy that combats some blood cancers, citing concerns that patients could not access the treatment.
New Brain Cancer Treatment For Dogs Could Someday Help HumansResearchers at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech are enrolling dogs with glioblastoma into a clinical trial to test the experimental drug.
Michigan Bill Requires Equal Health Coverage Of Cancer DrugsThe bill addresses the tendency for chemo pills to cost patients much more out of pocket than IV chemo.
Truven Health Analytics Brings Big Data to Oncology ResearchTruven Health Analytics Thursday introduced a new product, MarketScan Oncology Electronic Medical Records Database.
Rubicon Genomic Kits Shown Useful In Cancer CareAnn Arbor-based Rubicon Genomics Inc. said its ThruPlex-FD prep kits contributed to the success of a study published in Nature that showed that genomic data extracted from the plasma of cancer patients can be used to track drug resistance and potentially guide treatment.
Designer Teams With Karmanos To Aid In The Fight Against CancerMark England was diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer earlier this year and says he understands what people face when fighting the disease.
Henry Ford Develops Smartphone App for Cancer Surgery PatientsWith a single tap on a smartphone, cancer patients now can access detailed information about treatment options by cancer type, GPS mapping to appointment locations, as well as schedule appointments and connect to their electronic medical record.
New Approach To Help Cancer Patients Deal With Radiation Side-EffectsRadiation to the chest can damage the heart's valves and the protective sac around the heart.
Wayne State Researcher Chronicles, Names Exhaustion Of Cancer PatientsThe fatigue experienced by patients undergoing cancer treatments has long been recognized by health care providers, although its causes and ways to manage it are still largely unknown.
Van Andel Studies Boost Understanding Of Kidney CancerTwo recent studies by Van Andel Research Institute scientists are providing a foundation for a more complete understanding of distinct kidney cancer subtypes, which could pave the way for better treatments.
Should Insurance Companies Cover Cost Of Oral Cancer Treatments?Lawmakers in Lansing Tuesday will debate whether insurance companies should cover oral cancer treatment drugs.
Tech Tour Day Nine: Kettering Is CoolKettering University still has plenty of automotive heritage, and boy, does it have a lot of other cool research going, as I learned Friday morning on the final tour stop of the Great Lakes IT Report Fall Tech Tour for 2011.
GR Cancer Care IT Company Closes $7.2M FinancingIntervention Insights, a Grand Rapids-based health care IT company that helps community oncologists develop individualized patient treatment plans, today announced the close of $7.2 million in Series B financing.
Karmanos Couples Tumor Cryoablation with ImmunotherapyScientists at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit today presented data at the American Association for Cancer Research's 102nd Annual Meeting 2011 showing that when tumor cryoablation -- or the freezing of tumor tissue while preserving tumor-associated antigens -- is coupled with immune system modulation, the procedures have the potential to initiate or amplify tumor immunity.
Genetics Squared Changes Name To Everist Genomics, Names New CEOAnn Arbor-based Genetics Squared, a company developing gene-based assays for the prediction of cancer recurrence, announced that it will change its corporate name to Everist Genomics and has appointed Prasad Sunkara as its new president and CEO, effective immediately. Its founder and former CEO will continue as CTO.