Month: June 2008

New Cancer Initiative Set for Launch

Stand Up to Cancer, a charity that will provide funding for cancer research is set to launch this summer through a collaboration with major television networks, entertainers and prominent cancer researchers. The initiative will support cancer research by providing money for cancer studies including high-risk high-impact research proposals often not supported by conventional funding sources. …

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Exercise beneficial for cancer patients, study concludes

British researchers conducted a literature review and meta-analysis of medical studies and found that physical exercise can help improve quality of life during treatment and afterwards. One big complaint of most cancer patients is fatigue. The researchers found “statistically significant improvements in fatigue were identified following an exercise programme.” Story here.

Data Supports Further Investigation of Mesothelioma Virotherapy

Oncolytics Biotech presented data that indicates malignant mesothelioma cells are sensitive to certain viruses. Their presentation titled “Combination Immunotherapy and Oncolytics Virotherapy for the Treatment of Malignant Mesothelioma” discussed in vitro data showing mesothelioma cells could be suitable targets for reoviruses which could then attack and compromise them. The company currently has 7 ongoing phase …

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