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2009-11-17 07:30:00

CALGARY, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) ("Oncolytics" or the "Company") today announced updated results from a Phase I/II U.K. trial (REO 011) of REOLYSIN(R) combined with paclitaxel/carboplatin for patients with advanced cancers in a poster presentation at the 2009 AACR-NCI-EORTC Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics conference being held in Boston, Massachusetts. The poster presentation is entitled "Phase I/II Trial of Oncolytic Reovirus...

2009-10-21 08:30:00

TUSTIN, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPHMD) today reported positive results from its Phase II trial evaluating bavituximab in combination with docetaxel in patients with advanced breast cancer. Preliminary data at the end of the six planned treatment cycles in the Phase II study showed that 28 of 46, or 61%, of all patients enrolled in the trial achieved an objective tumor response according to RECIST criteria. This data compares...

2009-10-19 11:04:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- URL Pharma, Inc., today announced data from a pivotal Phase III study demonstrating that Colcrys(TM) (colchicine, USP), a low-dose colchicine, reduced the pain of gout flares within a 24-hour period as effectively as high-dose colchicine with a side effect profile statistically indistinguishable from placebo. These data and two other Colcrys studies were presented this week at the 2009 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Scientific Meeting...

2009-10-06 05:00:00

BOTHELL, WA, and VANCOUVER, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGXI) announced today that OGX-011, also known as custirsen sodium, received an additional Fast Track Designation from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for progressive metastatic prostate cancer in combination with first-line docetaxel treatment. OncoGenex had previously received Fast Track Designation for second-line docetaxel treatment with OGX-011 in combination with docetaxel...

2009-10-02 07:00:00

--Company to Host Conference Call-- CALGARY, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) today announced that it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) process for the design of a Phase 3 trial examining REOLYSIN in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin in patients with platinum-refractory head and neck cancers. The SPA is an agreement between Oncolytics and...

2009-10-01 15:05:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Telik, Inc. (Nasdaq: TELK) today announced the publication of the positive results from a Phase 1-2a multicenter, dose-ranging study of TELCYTA in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel as first-line therapy for patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in a leading peer reviewed publication, the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, October 2009; Vol. 4, No. 10. Data on this study were presented at the 98th annual meeting of the...

2009-10-01 00:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) announced today that, in a study from Brown University to be presented by Howard Safran, M.D., head of the Brown University Oncology Group, in the proffered oral session at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology (ISGIO) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania patients with cancer of the lower esophagus demonstrated a high rate of complete remission (CR) when...

2009-09-21 19:00:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) announced today that it will re-focus its resources on the approval of OPAXIO(TM) for its potential superiority indication in maintenance therapy for ovarian cancer. The Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) is conducting an ongoing phase III trial that evaluates the use of 12 months of OPAXIO therapy versus an untreated control arm. To date, 600 patients have been enrolled in this trial. CTI has...

2009-09-10 07:16:33

Ever wonder why former smokers miss lighting up most when they are in a bar or after a meal with friends? Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine say nicotine, the addictive component in cigarettes, "tricks" the brain into creating memory associations between environmental cues and smoking behavior. The findings appear in the current issue of the journal Neuron. "Our brains normally make these associations between things that support our existence and environmental cues so that we conduct...

2009-09-08 08:40:00

TUSTIN, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPHM) today reported completion of patient enrollment in its Phase II trial evaluating bavituximab in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel in advanced breast cancer patients. The trial's planned total of 46 patients has been enrolled and patients are currently undergoing treatment and follow-up. The primary objective of the multi-center, open-label study is to assess the overall tumor...