All articles by Alexandra Carrera

  1. OncoMed granted US patent for cancer stem cell vaccine

    OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, a clinical stage company developing medications that target cancer stem cells (CSCs), has confirmed that the United States…
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    22 Aug
  2. Falsified Medicines Directive goes into effect in the UK

    The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD), outlined by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and put into UK legislation…
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    20 Aug
  3. Scientists find method to fight cancer by fortifying immune system

    Researchers in the US have found a way of strengthening the body’s immune system so that it can attack cancer….
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    19 Aug
  4. FDA backs second GSK flu vaccine

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the GlaxoSmithKline vaccine Flulaval Quadrivalent, used to treat seasonal influenza. The…
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    18 Aug
  5. Bowel cancer may have links to oral bacteria

    Bacteria in the mouth can cause a "chain reaction" that leads to bowel cancer, according to new research published in…
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    15 Aug
  6. New gene study exposes the genesis of a range of cancers

    A map of the "mutational processes" revealing how tumours develop has been designed by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger…
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    14 Aug
  7. Experimental breast cancer drugs could be used in lung cancer treatments

    According to research published in the journal Oncogene, experimental drugs used to treat breast cancer may also be an effective…
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    13 Aug
  8. New GSK-Pfizer HIV drug approved by FDA

    ViiV Healthcare, a joint venture launched by GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Japanese partner Shionogi & Co Ltd to treat people living…
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    12 Aug
  9. Skin cancer drug approved by UK regulators

    Roche’s skin cancer drug, Erivedge (vismodegib), has been approved by regulators to treat people with severe basal cell carcinoma (BCC)….
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    11 Aug
  10. New malaria vaccine displays hopeful signs in early trials

    A new malaria vaccine, developed in the US, is showing positive signs in primary stage trials. The Vaccine Research Center…
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    8 Aug
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