Tag Archives: cancer

Bumrungrad International launches comprehensive genomic profiling for cancer treatment

Bumrungrad International Hospital, a private multiple-specialty medical centre founded 1980 in Bangkok, Thailand, announced the launch of FoundationOne CDx, the first broad companion diagnostic assay to be endorsed by the USFDA in 2017. FoundationOne CDx is a next generation sequencing-based in vitro diagnostic test that can detect genetic mutations in 324 genes and two genomic… Read More »

Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer

A new study concludes that high doses of vitamin D may help hinder the growth of advanced colorectal cancer in combination with chemotherapy. A new study concludes that vitamin D might help slow bowel cancer progression. A clinical trial called SUNSHINE has found that large doses of vitamin D could significantly slow down the progression… Read More »

Clovis Oncology halts mid-stage bladder cancer trial, shares drop

(Reuters) – Clovis Oncology Inc said on Friday it was halting a mid-stage trial testing its lead drug in bladder cancer patients, sending shares down 12 percent. The company said its decision to discontinue the trial was based on recommendations of an independent committee, which suggested that the treatment may not provide a meaningful benefit… Read More »