Juno cancer study halted after patient deaths, shares slide 30 pct

(Reuters) - A Juno Therapeutics Inc trial of its experimental cancer therapy, known as JCAR015, was put on hold by U.S. regulators after the deaths last week of two leukemia patients, the company said on Thursday.
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UCLA Health has joined an important national clinical trial that uses genetic testing to match people who have acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, with new therapies. UCLA ’s hospital system is the first in California to offer people the opportunity to participate.The Beat AML Master Trial will evaluate a precision-based medicine approach to treating the disease; it will allow people with the disease to have immediate access to new treatments that are currently in development without having to try more traditional approaches first. The approach could streamline a patient ’s course of treatment and, ultimately, save...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Authors: Habban Akhter M, Sateesh Madhav N, Ahmad J Abstract The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a cell surface receptor belonging to erythroblastic leukemia viral oncogene homologue (ErbB) family of tyrosine kinase. It plays critical role in the regulation of cell proliferation, survival and differentiation. The EGFR receptor is crucial in a variety of tumor development due to unlikely triggered by receptor overexpression, chromosomal mutation and or ligand-dependent receptor dimerization. The EGFR inhibition established a major therapeutic target in cancer therapy. The signal transduction pathway of EG...
Source: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Tags: Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur study supports evidence of an increased risk for diabetes in survivors of childhood cancer. Future research is warranted for better identification of treatment-related risk factors for diabetes in this population.RésuméObjectifsGrâce à l'amélioration constante de la survie après un cancer chez l'enfant, les conséquences à long terme des traitements contre le cancer sur la santé retiennent de plus en plus l'attention. Le diabète apparaît comme une conséquence tardive potentielle de la thérapie contre le cancer. Toutefois,...
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionCell survival and intracellular Ca2+ homeostasis during ER stress in human lung cancer cells are important factors in the induction of the compound K-induced apoptotic pathway.
Source: Journal of Ginseng Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a DNA repair disorder associated with a high risk of cancer and bone marrow failure. Patients with FA may present with certain dysmorphic features, such as radial ray abnormalities, short stature, typical facies, bone marrow failure, or certain solid malignancies. Some patients may be recognized due to exquisite sensitivity after exposure to cancer therapy. FA is diagnosed by increased chromosomal breakage after exposure to clastogenic agents. It follows autosomal recessive and X-linked inheritance depending on the underlying genomic alterations. Recognizing patients with FA is important for therapeu...
Source: Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur study supports evidence of an increased risk for diabetes in survivors of childhood cancer. Future research is warranted for better identification of treatment-related risk factors for diabetes in this population.RésuméObjectifsGrâce à l'amélioration constante de la survie après un cancer chez l'enfant, les conséquences à long terme des traitements contre le cancer sur la santé retiennent de plus en plus l'attention. Le diabète apparaît comme une conséquence tardive potentielle de la thérapie contre le cancer. Toutefois,...
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionCell survival and intracellular Ca2+ homeostasis during ER stress in human lung cancer cells are important factors in the induction of the compound K-induced apoptotic pathway.
Source: Journal of Ginseng Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This finding suggested the potential application of PD-1 blockade in AML. The present work demonstrated an excellent synergistic tumour therapeutic effect of PD-1 blockade and CTL therapy compared with either treatment alone. PMID: 29962321 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Hematology Source Type: research
Transcription factor MYB is essential for the tumorigenesis of multiple cancers, especially leukemia, breast cancer, colon cancer, adenoid cystic carcinoma and brain cancer. Thus, MYB has been regarded as an attractive target for tumor therapy. However, pioneer studies of antisense oligodeoxynucleotides against MYB, which were launched three decades ago in leukemia therapy, were discontinued because of their unsatisfactory clinical outcomes. In recent years, the roles of MYB in tumor transformation have become increasingly clear. Moreover, the regulatory mechanisms of MYB, such as the vital effects of MYB co-regulators on ...
Source: Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
AbstractStem cells are a rare subpopulation defined by the potential to self-renew and differentiate into specific cell types. A population of stem-like cells has been reported to possess the ability of self-renewal, invasion, metastasis, and engraftment of distant tissues. This unique cell subpopulation has been designated as cancer stem cells (CSC). CSC were first identified in leukemia, and the contributions of CSC to cancer progression have been reported in many different types of cancers. The cancer stem cell hypothesis attempts to explain tumor cell heterogeneity based on the existence of stem cell-like cells within ...
Source: Cancer and Metastasis Reviews - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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