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May 15th, 2005

New Therapy May Give Options to Those with Neuroendocrine Tumors

Contact: Jon Weiner, (323) 442-2830 ORLANDO, Fla., May 15- A unique, targeted anti-cancer drug appears to show promise against neuroendocrine tumors-stubborn cancers that have traditionally responded poorly to chemotherapy, according to research findings announced today at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO. Called SU11248, the drug was evaluated […]

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May 14th, 2005

Chemo-Radiation Therapy Treatment Gives Head-and-Neck Cancer a 1-2 Punch

Study shows RADPLAT treatment shows promise against tough-to-treat cancer Contact: Jon Weiner (323) 442-2830 ORLANDO, Fla. (May 14)-Researchers studying an innovative treatment for advanced head-and-neck cancer, combining chemotherapy and radiation, report that about half of patients were still alive four years after treatment. Radiation Therapy Oncology Group physicians announced results from their phase II study […]

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May 14th, 2005

Study Shows Erbitux May Fight Colorectal Cancer After Other Therapies Fail

USC/Norris oncologist reports more than one in 10 respond to drug Contact: Jon Weiner, (323) 442-2830 ORLANDO, Fla.-Cetuximab, also known as Erbitux, can battle cancer and prolong life in many patients with advanced colorectal cancer who have exhausted all other treatments, according to research presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Society of […]

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May 14th, 2005

New Stomach Cancer Therapy Potentially More Convenient and Better Tolerated

Data suggest that it may pack an improved punch against gastric cancer Contact: Jon Weiner, (323) 442-2830 ORLANDO, Fla.-A new combination chemotherapy appears to battle advanced stomach cancer harder than other platinum-based therapies, while offering patients more convenience and potentially less discomfort, according to results announced today at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American […]

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May 12th, 2005

Tamoxifen Shows No Benefit, Risk for Breast Cancer Survivors’ Heart Health

Study by USC and Kaiser Permanente researchers counters hopes that drug might protect the heart Contacts: USC- Jon Weiner (323) 442-2830 Kaiser- Michael Byrne (626) 405-5528 LOS ANGELES (May 12) -Despite previous studies hinting at tamoxifen’s potential benefit for breast cancer survivors’ heart health, California researchers have found that the breast cancer drug does not […]

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May 9th, 2005

USC COMMENCEMENT MAY 13: NEIL ARMSTRONG TO DELIVER ADDRESS

Contact: USC News Service, (213) 740-2215 WHAT: The University of Southern California’s 122nd annual graduation ceremony. WHEN: Friday, May 13. The processional march begins at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony starts at 9 a.m. Space on the media riser and in the reserved section for print reporters is limited. Camera crews and reporters should check in […]

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April 28th, 2005

Cancer Patients Face Undiagnosed Depression

Contact: Elaine Lapriore, USC News Service (213) 740-7895 Email: lapriore@usc.edu Cynthia Monticue, USC School of Social Work (213) 740-2021 Email: monticue@usc.edu The USC study tracked women receiving care for breast or gynecologic cancer in a large urban medical center. Nearly one-fourth of low-income minority women with cancer suffer from depression, but few are diagnosed or […]

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