Posts From September, 2012

MD Anderson Announces Effort Against 8 Forms Of Cancer, Including Melanoma.

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September 26, 2012

The AP (9/21, Marchione) reports that the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, "the nation's largest cancer center, is launching a massive 'moonshot' effort against eight specific forms of the disease, similar to the all-out push for space exploration 50 years ago." The center "expects to spend as much as $3 billion on ... read more


L'Oreal Warned of False Promotion by FDA

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September 17, 2012

The Wall Street Journal (9/12, B3, Dooren, Glazer, Subscription Publication) reports that in a letter dated Sept. 7, the FDA warned L'Oréal's Lancôme USA subsidiary that its online ads falsely promotes anti-wrinkle products as having medical benefits. Quoting from the Warning Letter, the Journal notes that FDA particularly objected to Lancôme's claim that one of the ... read more


Bacteria In Ink Linked To Outbreak Of Infected Tattoos

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September 7, 2012

The AP (8/23) reports, "An outbreak of infected tattoos has led to an unlikely source: the ink." Now, "with the growing popularity of tattoos, health officials say they are seeing more cases of a nasty skin infection caused by a common bacteria traced to the ink. In the largest outbreak, 19 people in Rochester, NY, ended ... read more


New Melanoma Vaccine Looks Promising

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September 7, 2012

According to an article posted in Dermatology Daily, from the American Academy of Dermatology, reports that a new vaccine from Amgen called TVEC, which harnesses the power of a patient's own immune system, appears to have some effect in controlling melanoma on a local basis when injected directly into a lesion on or under the skin ... read more