Monthly Archives: March 2012

Pancreatic Cancer News & Journal Articles

News In this week’s news includes stories about a viral therapy for pancreatic cancer undergoing preclinical development, the use of a drug to penetrate the stroma surrounding pancreatic cancer tumors at the Fred Hutchinson Institute.  You may remember this approach … Continue reading

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Learning More About Pathways

One of the challenges with reading so many papers about pancreatic cancer is learning about the pathways and the cellular processes that they support.  The NCI‘s Pathway Interaction Database, and Wikipathways are two good resources for learning more about pathways. … Continue reading

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Latest Pancreatic Cancer News & Papers

In answer to the perennial question, “why is there no cure for cancer”, Ed Yong from Discover Magazine discusses the complexity of the tumor microenvironment and why this makes finding new therapeutics especially challenging. News In this weeks news: Mouse … Continue reading

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Pancreatic Cancer Research News and Journal Articles

News In this weeks news: Peregrine’s cancer drug data disappoints; shares plunge | Reuters Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (PPHM.O) said an independent assessment of data from a mid-stage trial showed unexpectedly high progression-free survival rates in lung cancer patients receiving standard chemotherapy, … Continue reading

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Getting the Most From PubMed

PubMed is an indispensible resource for scientists engaged in drug discovery and medical research.  However, getting useful results from it can be a hit-or-miss proposition some times when your query returns thousands of results. For the work that I do … Continue reading

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Pancreatic Cancer News and Articles

This week’s news includes some promising results on Rigosertib (a combined PLK1 and PI3K inhibitor).  BioSante also announced new results on their latest GVAX pancreatic cancer vaccine trial.  Also results from the UK on an Abraxane/Gemcitibine trial to reproduce the results … Continue reading

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Semantic Web Technology in Clinical Informatics

During the recent Future of Genomics Medicine conference hosted by Scripps in La Jolla, Isaac Kohane of the Boston Children’s Hospital talked about how semantic web technologies can make a difference in federating disparate sources of data together. t

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