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2011-08-17 09:34:00

Decision Opens New Doors to Long-Awaited Combination Trials WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Melanoma patients who have long faced a bleak treatment landscape are gaining a new approach for treating the deadliest form of skin cancer. The Food and Drug Administration today announced the approval of Zelboraf, known as vemurafenib or PLX4032 during testing, well ahead of the approval deadline. Zelboraf is the first drug to treat advanced melanoma by targeting a specific...

2011-06-02 01:13:23

Genetic analysis of the tumors from patients with advanced melanoma can clue researchers in to how well patients will respond to a therapy that targets the growth-promoting protein called BRAF, a researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will report on Monday, June 6 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Looking outside of the BRAF gene, the researchers found loss of the tumor suppressor gene PTEN also appears to be...

2010-06-06 07:51:49

The combination of two different chemotherapies and a previously approved treatment for kidney and liver cancers is not effective against advanced melanoma, according to results disclosed in an oral presentation June 5th at the 46th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago. "With each new study, we learn something important about the treatment of melanoma," said John M. Kirkwood, M.D., professor of medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and...

2010-05-18 04:30:00

LONDON, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- There are only two FDA/EMEA approved drugs currently available for treating advanced melanoma. The available drugs, however, are not completely effective and have adverse effects. Unmet needs of patients, especially those with advanced melanoma are therefore quite high and have led to a low drug adoption and market growth over the years. The future looks brighter though, with a few promising drugs in pipeline for advanced melanoma. (Logo:...

2009-11-03 10:00:00

Patient advocacy group, research community and pharmaceutical companies join forces for new breakthroughs in treatment; clinical trials to begin in 2010 HILLSBOROUGH, N.J., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For more than a decade, there have been no new therapies that have improved survival rates for patients with advanced melanoma. Today, at the 6th International Melanoma Congress for the Society for Melanoma Research, the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) announced a novel...

2009-07-01 16:07:31

Researchers at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center are injecting a modified herpes virus into melanoma tumors, hoping to kill the cancer cells while also bolstering the body's immune defenses against the disease.Gregory Daniels, MD, PhD, assistant clinical professor of medicine at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and his co-workers are comparing the modified virus treatment, called OncoVEX GM-CSF, to general immune system stimulation with the immune-boosting protein GM-CSF in an international...

2009-05-28 05:30:00

- Update from Advanced Breast Cancer and Melanoma Studies - Conference Call to be Hosted on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 11:00 am BRANFORD, Conn., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CuraGen Corporation (Nasdaq: CRGN) today announced plans for three data presentations from its ongoing clinical trials of CR011-vcMMAE, an antibody-drug conjugate that targets GPNMB, in patients with advanced breast cancer and melanoma at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)...

2009-04-29 07:00:00

- Updated Survival and Biomarker Data for Ipilimumab to be Presented - PRINCETON, N.J., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medarex, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDX) announced today that the following clinical abstracts for ipilimumab in melanoma and prostate cancer, as well as for an anti-PD-1 antibody for cancer treatment, have been selected to be the subject of presentations at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, being held May 29-June 2, 2009 in Orlando: Survival,...

2008-10-06 09:00:57

Genta Incorporated (OTCBB: GNTA) announced the presentation of a progress update from the Company's ongoing Phase 3 trial of Genasense(R) (oblimersen sodium) Injection, Genta's lead oncology product, in patients with advanced melanoma. A pooled analysis of data from this study, which remains blinded, was compared with the Company's previous data from a similarly designed randomized trial. The comparative analysis shows that to date AGENDA has enrolled patients with similar demographics, and...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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