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2009-10-14 13:37:56

A newer, less expensive drug used to suppress the immune system and prevent organ rejection in kidney and pancreas transplant patients works just as well as its much more expensive counterpart, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Such discoveries are vital in an era of skyrocketing health care costs and debate over health reform, said lead investigator Alan C. Farney, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of surgery in the Department of...

2009-05-31 16:15:00

The results of these studies will be presented during the American Transplant Congress in Boston, MA May 30 - June 3, 2009   COLUMBIA, Md., May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of two large studies presented by researchers from the Starzl Transplant Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center demonstrated the long-term safety and efficacy of alemtuzumab induction and tacrolimus monotherapy.   (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090424/NE99362LOGO )   Led...

2009-05-29 12:12:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline [NYSE: GSK] and Genmab A/S [OMX: GEN] today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) voted 10 to three that the ARZERRA(TM) (ofatumumab) data are reasonably likely to predict clinical benefit for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) whose disease is refractory to fludarabine and alemtuzumab. Ofatumumab is an investigational treatment. "The...

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2009-05-28 06:30:00

U.S. drug regulators are carefully scrutinizing a new leukemia drug from pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Genmab to determine whether the medication offers patients enough benefit to sanction its approval. Officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stated that the exact degree of anti-cancer activity provided by the drug has proven "difficult to quantify" in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), one of the more common varieties of adult blood cancer. "The...

2009-01-30 10:00:00

Three New Studies Initiated in Other Oncology Settings LONDON and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Genmab A/S (OMX: GEN) announced today the submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Arzerra(TM) (ofatumumab) to treat patients whose chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is resistant (refractory) to previous therapies. If approved, ofatumumab would be the first anti-CD20 monoclonal...

2009-01-20 07:00:00

An Agent Showing Improvement in Overall Response Rate Would Earn Higher Patient Share in U.S. Than Europe, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that GlaxoSmithKline's ofatumumab will become Decision Resources' proprietary clinical gold-standard treatment for relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia...

2008-12-09 07:00:00

Data Showed Campath May Lead to Overall Survival in Patients with Poor Prognostic Factors SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced results from three studies showing that treatment with Campath(R) (alemtuzumab) showed activity in high-risk chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients who have poor prognostic indicators. These findings were presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology in San Francisco,...

2008-12-08 12:59:00

Data from a pivotal trial suggests that ofatumumab has activity in heavily pre-treated patients who have failed standard treatments PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Genmab A/S (OMX: GEN) announced today positive results from a pivotal trial pre-planned interim analysis of Arzerra(TM) (ofatumumab) in the treatment of refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The results demonstrate the potential of ofatumumab for heavily pre-treated patients with...

2008-12-05 14:45:00

WAYNE, N.J., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that data on Campath(R) (alemtuzumab) and Leukine(R) (sargramostim) will be presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) from December 6-9, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Clinical investigators from leading oncology and hematology research centers will present data through several oral and poster presentations reporting important findings in leukemia-related...

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2008-10-23 15:56:08

A drug developed for patients with leukemia also appears to regenerate brain cells and reverse the effects of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, British researchers said on Wednesday. Bayer AG and Genzyme Corp's alemtuzumab, marketed under the brand name Campath, showed long-term improvement in disability in a three-year study, said Alasdair Cole, a neurologist at the University of Cambridge. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system damages the central...


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