Here are just a few editorial highlights from the DDNews Cancer Research News site and other online vehicles of DDNews magazine to get you acquainted with the website and show you the range of our coverage.

By Dr. Dragan Cicic, Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Patients with blood cancers often face poor long-term survival outcomes, but a new treatment approach could offer more effective targeting of cancer cells as well as lower toxicity.
By Kelsey Kaustinen, DDNews Senior Editor
If all milestones are met, the agreement could be worth up to $817 million
By Jeffrey Bouley, DDNews Chief Editor
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation announces six new clinical trials in 2014, and Cellectar Biosciences announces IND for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma drug
By Lloyd Dunlap, DDNews Managing Editor
Service center will allow the expansion of new immunotherapy experimental platforms to advance translational medical research and the treatment of cancers
DDNews Cancer Research Exclusive: Turning an eye to TERT
By Kelsey Kaustinen, DDNews Senior Editor
As part of the TCGA initiative, researchers have discovered multiple cases of missing chromosomes in chromophobe renal cell carcinoma, as well as rearrangements in the promoter region of the TERT gene
Ventana, Bayer collaborate on ADC diagnostic test
March 2012

TUSCON, Ariz.—Ventana Medical Systems Inc. and Bayer Pharma AG have joined forces to develop a molecular companion diagnostic test to identify patients that are most likely to benefit from Bayer's antibody-drug conjugate, or ADC, cancer therapy. Per the agreement, Ventana will use its technology to analyze expression levels in certain tumor targets serving as biomarkers in clinical studies and will be responsible for developing, manufacturing and commercializing a test for one of Bayer's ADC drugs. For up to five years, either company can initiate further projects to develop diagnostic tests for additional cancer therapy drugs. Financial terms were not disclosed.
"As new biomarkers and diagnostic tests become increasingly available, they provide valuable information about potential positive recipients for these novel agents," Mara Aspinall, president of Ventana, said in a press release.


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