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Dec 10, 2012

Pancreatic cancer drug improves lifespan

From: Arizona Republic

A new cancer drug combination demonstrated significant improvement in overall survival of late-stage pancreatic cancer patients compared to those receiving standard treatment, according to the results of a new trial led by physicians from Scottsdale Healthcare’s Virginia G. Cancer Center Clinical Trials and Translational Genomics Research Institute.

Read More: Cancer drug fares well in trial

Tags: abraxane, gemcitabine, pancreatic cancer, scottsdale healthcare, tgen, virginia g. cancer center clinical trial
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Dec 10, 2012

Brains can change well before Alzheimer’s symptoms

From: New York Times

Newly-published research by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute reveals that the brain can begin to change at least 20 years before a person shows symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Read More: Alzheimer’s Precursors Evident in Brain at Early Age

Tags: alzheimer’s disease, banner alzheimer’s institute, eric reiman
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Jul 20, 2012

ASU wins $3 million grant to fight colorectal cancer

From the Phoenix Business Journal:

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a $3 million grant to the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University.

The money will be used to fund research to promote colorectal cancer screenings among underserved populations.

Tags: arizona state university, cancer, colorectal, grant, national cancer institute
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Jan 03, 2012

Nature speaks with Keim about H5N1 studies

In Nature, Heidi Ledford speaks with pathogen-genomics expert Paul Keim of Northern Arizona University and TGen North about the controversial recommendation by the US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity--Keim chairs the panel--that Nature and Science censor papers on how to make the H5N1 avian flu virus more transmissible:

“We’re being accused of being the bad guys,” says Keim, based at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. “But most of what we’ve done is to push back against harsher regulations.” Since its inception, Keim says that the NSABB has only been asked to review six papers, including two in 2005 that described the reconstruction of the 1918 influenza virus that is thought to have killed more than 20 million people. In that case, the board recommended that the papers simply be amended to spell out the public-health benefits of the research.

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In the course of its deliberations over the H5N1 papers, the NSABB became aware of additional work on H5N1 transmissibility that was nearing publication. Keim says the board is now considering whether to recommend a voluntary moratorium on the publication of such work until the community can discuss further precautions to prevent misuse. He expects the board to vote on this in the next few weeks, and adds: “It is time for us to have a broad and global discussion.”

Read more: "Call to censor flu studies draws fire"

Tags: h5n1, northern arizona university, paul keim, tgen north
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Nov 12, 2011

CSS Institute for Advanced Health signs data-center partner

The Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Advanced Health, which announced earlier this year that it would establish headquarters in Phoenix, has, with NantWorks LLC and National LambdaRail, selected IO, "the leading provider of next-generation modular data center technology and services," to support the giant data center that the CSS Institute is establishing in Phoenix.

"Now, for the first time, we are able to bring together a high-performance communications network, dedicated storage capacity and high-performance computing," said Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Chairman of the CSS Institute, NantWorks and the NLR. "This is the infrastructure that we have so far lacked for healthcare, and which is vital to translate genomic data into actionable clinical decision making. It is the beginning of 21st century medicine."

"In addition to generating massive volumes of information requiring high-performance IT, the regulatory environment of the healthcare ecosystem also requires a highly protected and reliable infrastructure," said Anthony J. D'Ambrosi, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. "IO's high-density and ultra-secure infrastructure enables healthcare IT to accomplish their goals both today and into the future."

Read more: "IO Announces Contract with the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Advanced Health, NantWorks LLC and National LambdaRail"

Tags: css institute for advanced health, io, national lambdarail, patrick soon-shiong