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August 29, 2014: FDA lifts partial hold on OncoMed's cancer drug trials

Created on: Friday, August 29, 2014

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted a partial hold on patient enrolments for three trials testing its experimental cancer drug, vantictumab.

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August 29, 2014: CBO Projects Lower Medicare and Medicaid Costs

Created on: Friday, August 29, 2014

Reduced costs for medical services and labor have trimmed the 10-year projected cost of Medicare and Medicaid by $89 billion, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.

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August 29, 2014: Houston’s Bellicum Nets $55M to Boost Trials for Cancer Treatment

Created on: Friday, August 29, 2014

Houston biotech firm Bellicum Pharmaceuticals announced Wednesday it has raised $55 million in a Series C financing.

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August 29, 2014: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Provides Equity Financing to OncoPep to Support Clinical Trial for Myeloma Vaccine

Created on: Friday, August 29, 2014

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and OncoPep have entered a partnership to advance an experimental cancer vaccine to treat patients with smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM), an asymptomatic stage of myeloma.

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August 29, 2014: AACR to Co-host 2014 Turning the Tide Against Cancer National Conference

Created on: Friday, August 29, 2014

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the Personalized Medicine Coalition, and Feinstein Kean Healthcare are convening the second national conference on Turning the Tide Against Cancer Through Sustained Medical Innovation which will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 9, at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

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August 29, 2014: Drug Shows Promise for Subset of Stage III Colon Cancer Patients

Created on: Friday, August 29, 2014

A subset of patients with stage III colon cancer had improved survival rates when treated with irinotecan-based therapy, according to a new study in Gastroenterology,1 the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association.

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August 28, 2014: UK cancer drug fund gets extra 160 million pounds

Created on: Thursday, August 28, 2014

A fund that helps patients receive cancer medicines not routinely paid for by Britain's state health service is to get an extra 160 million pounds ($265 million), although the government is also taking a tougher line on prices.

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August 28, 2014: Tiger star Jack Riewoldt tells of his brush with skin cancer

Created on: Thursday, August 28, 2014

TIGERS star Jack Riewoldt has revealed a battle with skin cancer that may have brought him within fractions of a millimetre of death.

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August 28, 2014: Cancer drugs fund subject to 'value for money' assessment for first time

Created on: Thursday, August 28, 2014

David Cameron's flagship cancer drugs fund receives an £80million boost but clinicians will assess whether treatments represent value for money for the first time

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August 28, 2014: Santa Monica ferris wheel, other landmarks, to light up for cancer telethon

Created on: Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier in California and more than a dozen landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will light up to promote next week's "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon.

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