DiaTech Oncology lands $18M from investor group

Funds to be used primarily for construction of testing facility
May 22, 2013 2:55 PM

Sarah Cannon Research Institute to create London lab

Sarah Cannon Research Institute, the Nashville-based cancer arm of HCA International, and UCL-Advanced Diagnostic (part of the UCL Cancer Institute), will team to develop a genetic profiling laboratory in London.

The London-based laboratory introduces new techniques that allow doctors to discover the gene alterations which drive cancer and to deliver these as diagnostic tests. This will allow doctors to better decide what treatment is most appropriate. This approach, called ‘precision or personalised medicine’, is of particular interest in difficult cases where standard therapies are not working or not defined.

The laboratory introduces a new method, developed by UCL scientists, for the detection of mutations in a large number of genes in a single test. The test also uses the same samples as existing pathology tests rather than requiring fresh tissue. These innovations combine to make genetic profiling considerably cheaper and more practical to carry out by health services than other techniques developed to date.

Apr 30, 2013 7:00 AM

Sarah Cannon in on cancer stem cells project

The team at Sarah Cannon Research Institute are among those launching clinical trials for a promising new treatment that targets cells that start cancer tumors. The product is being developed by California-based OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, which is partnering with GlaxoSmithKline.

Dec 21, 2012 11:01 AM

National Cancer Institute awards Insight Genetics nearly $2M

Monies to fund continuing lung cancer test development
Nov 12, 2012 2:00 PM

SCRI names division president

Former Genentech VP has spent two decades in drug development
Nov 6, 2012 2:21 PM

Tennessee Oncology merging with Chattanooga Oncology

Deal will add 100+ employees to Nashville-based group
Oct 30, 2012 7:15 AM

VU cancer center links up with Memphis health system

VICC will collaborate with 14-hospital network on trials and fellowships, share tissues for research
Oct 29, 2012 2:50 PM

Oncology company DiaTech gets first CMO

Renowned cancer doc keeps director role with added responsibilities
Sep 28, 2012 7:00 AM

RegionalCare adds oncology clinic in Iowa

The University of Iowa's health care system is selling its oncology clinic in Ottumwa, Iowa, to RegionalCare Hospital Partners. The deal is set to be completed Sept. 1.

Jul 30, 2012 6:50 AM

'Our first 10 sites were de novo, so survival was hard'

E+CancerCare President Amy Radcliff ready to lead company into next 10 years of operation
Jul 22, 2012 8:54 PM