UACC study works to improve breast cancer treatment by combining nutrition and medicine

TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers are seeking participants in Maricopa County for a study designed to determine if a compound found in broccoli can enhance the health-promoting effects of the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen in women at risk of developing breast cancer or those previously treated for early-stage breast cancer.Continue reading

It’s Life in the Fast Lane for Iron Horse Dx

Iron Horse Diagnostics to receive the 2013 AZBio Fast Lane Award from the Arizona Bioindustry Association for Accelerating the Development of New ALS Diagnostic Tests.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a devastating disease that is nearly always fatal within 5 years of onset. Due to similarities in their symptomatic progression is it difficult to differentiate ALS from several other disease mimics (motor neuropathy, progressive muscle atrophy, etc.) until it is too late for intervention to have any real effect. With an earlier diagnosis, and therefore earlier intervention, current clinical care may increase the lifespan of these patients and additional drug therapies that are likely to be introduced to the market could be more rapidly initiated. Not only might life expectancy increase, but patients would be given the chance for a higher quality of life for a longer duration due to more rapid inclusion of the patient into multi-disciplinary care treatment offered at specialized ALS clinics.Continue reading

MSDx Announces Issuance of First Patent for Monitoring Disease Activity in a Multiple Sclerosis Patient

TUCSON, AZ, September 17, 2013 – MSDx, Inc., a personalized medicine diagnostics company developing blood test products for monitoring disease activity in neurological disorders, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent that broadly protects the company’s exclusive rights for monitoring or detecting Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in a patient, utilizing its proprietary technology.Continue reading