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Mount Sinai Researchers to Present Key Cancer Trial Data at ASCO

Mount Sinai Health System faculty will be presenting research updates on a lymphoma vaccine clinical trial, the best dosing for a drug against metastatic cancer, and new treatment strategies in relapsed multiple myeloma at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, May 29 – June 2, 2015, in Chicago.

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Practice-Changing Study Offers New Option for Tough Breast Cancer Cases

A new phase 3 study in some of the most difficult-to-treat patients, women with endocrine-resistant disease, showed that the newly approved drug, palbociclib, more than doubled the time to cancer recurrence for women with hormone-receptor (HR+) positive metastatic breast cancer.

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Targeted Drug Can ‘Diminish the Suffering’ of Myelofibrosis Say Mayo Clinic Researchers

CHICAGO — Use of the targeted agent pacritinib significantly reduced the symptoms and burden of advanced myelofibrosis in patients, says a Mayo Clinic researcher who co-led PERSIST-1, the worldwide phase 3 clinical trial that tested the therapy. Specifically, pacritinib substantially reduced severe enlargement of the spleen, a typical feature of advanced myelofibrosis, in more than 20 percent of patients and alleviated debilitating side effects in more than 46 percent.

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Rutgers’ New Jersey International Film Festival Turns 20

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New Jersey International Film Festival, based at Rutgers University, has introduced audiences to hundreds of films not seen elsewhere. It celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer.

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A Texas-Size Solution for Corporate America's R&D Needs

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The UT System recently launch a database to help solve Corporate America's R&D needs. Influuent is the gateway to more than 15,000 UT System researchers who have produced nearly 110,000 publications in the last five years in science, medicine, engineering, technology, etc. - as well as unique research facilities throughout the UT System's campuses and institutions - including UT Austin and UT MD Anderson.

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Feds send strong message in Ulbricht sentence, but will it deter copycats? Probably not. -- @DLDolliver

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More Than 1,300 International Experts in Montreal Will Address a Promising Therapeutic Avenue: Neuromodulation

The public is invited to a free talk by doctors and patients on neuromodulation before a three-day world congress brings more than 1,300 international experts to Montreal to discuss this promising therapeutic approach.

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Top Researchers From @UofSC's Cancer Survivorship Center Can Discuss Aspects of Life After Cancer. #Cancersurvivorday