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biztechnologies 9 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 25, 2014 9:01 AM Member since: Jan 2, 2003
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  • A trial looking at Sativex with temozolomide for glioblastoma multiforme brain tumour (GWCA1208)

    This trial is looking at Sativex with temozolomide (Temodal) for a type of brain tumour called glioblastoma multiforme. It is for people whose tumour has come back after treatment.

    Doctors can treat glioblastoma multiforme with surgery followed by radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Unfortunately the tumour may start to grow again. In this case, they may use chemotherapy. One chemotherapy drug doctors use is temozolomide. This helps but they are always looking for ways to improve treatment.

    In this trial, researchers are looking at a drug called Sativex. The main active ingredients of Sativex are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Both of these molecules come from the cannabis (marijuana) plant.

    The researchers think that Sativex with temozolomide may work better than temozolomide only for glioblastoma multiforme that has come back.

    The aims of this trial are to find out

    About the side effects of Sativex when you have it at the same time as temozolomide

  • biztechnologies biztechnologies Mar 6, 2014 2:43 PM Flag

    I just thought there may be some estimates of what sales may be if approved...

  • Are all of their drug in testing stage only?

    How big could these drugs be if approved - are there any analyst estimates?

  • biztechnologies biztechnologies Mar 6, 2014 11:43 AM Flag

    Fish - do you know that he will be touring GW's operation or are you speculating?

    How would you know?

  • biztechnologies biztechnologies Mar 6, 2014 11:19 AM Flag

    I just found out about it ..

    Do you agree that Dr Gupta will be referencing GWPH?

    That would seem very big to me.

    What do you think?

  • Dr Gupta is CNN Chief Medical Correspondent and is aboutto do a big CNN story.
    GWPH looks to be a prominent part of the news as you can see if you read the promo:

    It's been eight months since I last wrote about #$%$, apologizing for having not dug deeply into the beneficial effects of this plant and for writing articles dismissing its potential. I apologized for my own role in previously misleading people, and I feel very badly that people have suffered for too long, unable to obtain the legitimate medicine that may have helped them.

    I have been reminded that a true and productive scientific journey involves a willingness to let go of established notions and get at the truth, even if it is uncomfortable and even it means having to say "sorry."

    It is not easy to apologize and take your lumps, but this was never about me.

    This scientific journey is about a growing number of patients who want the cannabis plant as a genuine medicine, not to get high.
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a practicing neurosurgeon and CNN\'s chief medical correspondent.
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a practicing neurosurgeon and CNN's chief medical correspondent.

    It is about emerging science that not only shows and proves what marijuana can do for the body but provides better insights into the mechanisms of marijuana in the brain, helping us better understand a plant whose benefits have been documented for thousands of years. This journey is also about a Draconian system where politics override science and patients are caught in the middle.

  • biztechnologies by biztechnologies Mar 4, 2014 1:05 PM Flag

    OPK has big vested interest in both these shining companies - very good to see them acting so well.

  • biztechnologies by biztechnologies Feb 24, 2014 4:26 PM Flag

    RXII acting very good lately (up 28% today alone), and recently uplisted to Nasdaq.
    Seems like Frost knows what he is doing...

  • biztechnologies by biztechnologies Jan 20, 2014 3:30 PM Flag

    When do you think JetWest announcement is made?

    What is probability Gogo wins?

    What does it do to stock price either way?

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