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2014-05-07 08:32:14

First-in-class DOT1L Inhibitor in Clinical Development as Potential Personalized Therapeutic for Patients with Genetically Defined Acute Leukemias CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epizyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPZM), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company creating innovative personalized therapeutics for patients with genetically defined cancers, today announced the initiation of a Phase 1b open-label clinical study of EPZ-5676 in pediatric patients with acute leukemias...

2014-04-25 09:23:29

CPX-351 treatment leads to higher chances of remission compared to standard options in AML Moffitt Cancer Center researchers say clinical trials for a new experimental drug to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are very promising. Patients treated with CPX-351, a combination of the chemotherapeutic drugs cytarabine and daunorubicin, are showing better responses than patients treated with the standard drug formulation. "Acute myeloid leukemia is an aggressive blood cancer with very low...

2014-04-13 23:01:08

Transparency Market Research Report Added "Blood Disease Treatment Drugs Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its database. Browse Full Report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/blood-disease-treatment-drugs.html. Albany, New York, USA (PRWEB) April 13, 2014 Blood comprises of red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma and platelets. Sometimes, people might be affected with different types of blood disorders and...

2014-04-09 09:57:59

Research in mice and human cell lines has identified an experimental compound dubbed TTT-3002 as potentially one of the most potent drugs available to block genetic mutations in cancer cells blamed for some forms of treatment-resistant leukemia. Results of the research by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center investigators, described March 6 in the journal Blood, show that two doses a day of TTT-3002 eliminated leukemia cells in a group of mice within 10 days. The treatment performed as well...

2014-04-08 08:30:19

SAN DIEGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambit Biosciences (Nasdaq: AMBI), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovery and development of drugs targeting unmet needs in oncology, autoimmune and inflammatory disease, today announced the initiation of the QUANTUM-R Phase 3 clinical trial comparing quizartinib as monotherapy to chemotherapy regimens in relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients with the FMS-like tyrosine kinase-3 (FLT3)-ITD mutation. "Initiation of...

2014-04-07 08:30:00

Phase I Demonstrates Quizartinib Tolerability in Combination with Chemotherapy SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambit Biosciences (Nasdaq: AMBI), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovery and development of drugs targeting unmet needs in oncology, autoimmune and inflammatory disease, today announced the initiation of the Phase 2 cohort of the MD Anderson Cancer Center-sponsored Phase 1/2 study of quizartinib in combination with either 5-azacitidine or low dose...

2014-03-31 12:10:17

Nearly half of patients with the most common form of adult leukemia are said to have normal chromosomes but appear instead to have a distinct pattern of genetic abnormalities that could better define their prognosis and treatment, researchers report. Using microarray technology that probes millions of genes within chromosomes, researchers found the unique pattern in the leukemia cells of 22 patients diagnosed with cytogenetically normal acute myelogenous leukemia, said Dr. Ravindra Kolhe,...

2014-03-20 16:26:39

Quizartinib Phase 3 Trial Expected to Begin in Second Quarter 2014 SAN DIEGO, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambit Biosciences (NASDAQ: AMBI), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovery and development of drugs targeting unmet needs in oncology, autoimmune and inflammatory disease, today announced fourth quarter and full-year operating results for 2013. The company will host a conference call today to discuss financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2013, and to...

2014-03-06 23:22:54

Over the last decade, much knowledge has been gained regarding the genetic events that drive leukemia; the exact cell of origin, however, remains largely unknown. This study suggests that there may be subsets of cells at increased risk of developing leukemia. (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a specific type of immune cell in the bone marrow of mice responsible for an aggressive, poorly understood form of leukemia. The...

2014-02-28 08:25:51

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP), an oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to the Company's investigational drug Pracinostat for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120628/LA32362LOGO) "We are very pleased to receive this orphan drug...


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