A chemical used to make oil and grease-repellent coatings for food packaging by DuPont has a probable link to kidney and testicular cancer, according to an independent science panel.
Galena Biopharma (Nasdaq:GALE - News), a biotechnology company focused on developing innovative, targeted oncology treatments addressing major unmet medical needs to advance cancer care, today announced the appointment of Robert Figlin, M.D., F.A.C.P. to the Company's Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). [Ed. note: Dr. Figlin is an adviser to the Kidney Cancer Association]
This tax is especially pernicious because it is assessed on sales, not profits. To put this in perspective, imagine that you've manufactured medical devices and had sales of $1 million, after all your costs and expenseseverything from materials and labor to research and developmentyour profit was $100,000. The excise tax would be $23,000, wiping out almost 25% of your profits.
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The statistics do show an increase in rare cancers liver, thyroid and kidney, but that doesnt mean more people are dying from these cancers, said Luba Slatskova, a researcher with the society.
Objective of this study is to increase knowledge about safety, tolerability, quality of life and efficacy under conditions of routine use of sunitinib.
For males,there are a number of cancer sites which have an age-standardised incidence rate that is projected to increase at a rate of 1% or more per year.
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Three drug companies and three prices on their respective versions of Sorafenib, a medicine used to treat advanced kidney cancer.
This is a Phase II study. Patients with kidney carcinoma will be considered in two groups.
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