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DEC 15, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Cancer Patients Growing Their Own Tumors In Mice In Hopes Of A Cure

Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same - with the hope of curing their own disease. They are paying a private lab to breed mice that carry bits of their own tumors so treatments can be tried first on the customized rodents. The idea is to see which drugs might work best on ...

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DEC 10, 2014 - Health Canal

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Mayo Clinic: Genotyping Errors Plague CYP2D6 Testing for Tamoxifen Therapy

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Clinical recommendations discouraging the use of CYP2D6 gene testing to guide tamoxifen therapy in breast cancer patients are based on studies with flawed methodology and should be reconsidered, according to the results of a Mayo Clinic study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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DEC 09, 2014 - Health Canal

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DEC 09, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Bluebird shares leap after gene therapy seen as cure for blood disorder

(Reuters) - Shares of drug developer bluebird bio Inc shot up on Tuesday, after the company presented data that showed a cure for beta-thalassemia is within reach, prompting several brokerages to raise their price targets on the stock. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company's stock jumped about 72 percent to $84.00 in early trade. One of the most common genetic blood disorders, ...

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DEC 09, 2014 - Wall Street Journal

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Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Lethal Blood Disease

Two patients with a lethal blood disorder have been able to forgo life-sustaining blood transfusions for at least five months after being treated with a technique to replace the defective gene responsible for their disease, researchers said.

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