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2014-01-16 16:23:55

Five Distinguished Researchers Receive First-Time Grant WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) today is pleased to announce the researchers who will receive funding through The Screen to Lead program - a new grant program to support drug discovery specifically directed toward medicinal chemistry and/or drug target screening in blood cancers. LLS recognizes investigators' significant need for resources to develop small molecules...

2014-01-14 08:30:33

Data from Three Ongoing Phase II Trials of Pracinostat Anticipated by Year End SAN DIEGO, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP), an oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer, announced today that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase II clinical trial of Pracinostat, the Company's investigational oral histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) who either failed to...

2014-01-14 04:21:01

SEATTLE, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) today announced a corporate update for 2014 in addition to an overview of recent progress for its drug portfolio. "We ended 2013 and have entered 2014 with a series of successes, including a global strategic partnership for pacritinib, positive reimbursement rulings in England/Wales and Germany for PIXUVRI, the reacquisition of rights to PIXUVRI and Opaxio in order to allow us to more efficiently move...

2014-01-08 12:28:20

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bone marrow transplants are a $1.3 billion market and the fastest-growing hospital procedure in the U.S. They are the only potential cure for many blood cancers such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in older patients. The procedure is technically called hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and can be either a bone marrow transplant (BMT) or transplant of blood stem cells isolated from peripheral blood (PBSC). In either case, it involves...

2014-01-06 16:27:36

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has awarded 21 new grants representing a total investment of $12.6 million to tackle six areas of high unmet medical need in the blood cancers. In response to requests for proposals (RFPs) from researchers in these six critical areas, LLS has awarded these grants under its Translational Research Program (TRP), an initiative designed to help accelerate the movement of promising discoveries from the lab...

2014-01-02 04:20:23

SEATTLE, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) today announced that it has received notification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the partial clinical hold on tosedostat (IND 075503) has been removed and all studies underway may continue. Tosedostat is a first-in-class selective inhibitor of aminopeptidases, which are required by tumor cells to provide amino acids necessary for growth and tumor cell survival, and is under...

2013-12-18 13:10:26

Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center have discovered a control mechanism that can trigger the development of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a group of blood cancers.  This finding may lead to therapies capable of preventing the progression of these diseases. MDS primarily affects older individuals, with approximately 12,000 new cases diagnosed each year. In MDS, a person’s blood is not able to make one or more types of healthy blood cells — red blood cells, white blood cells or...


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