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2010-04-20 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Mersana Therapeutics, a platform-based cancer therapeutics company, announced today positive preclinical pharmacokinetic data for its lead development candidate, XMT-1001, which is currently in a Phase 1 clinical trial in patients with advanced solid tumors. The results were presented in a poster session at the AACR 101st Annual Meeting 2010 in Washington, DC, held April 17-21, 2010. XMT-1001 is a conjugate of the anti-cancer molecule...

2010-03-31 11:54:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly-published clinical study demonstrates that Colcrys® (colchicine, USP), a low-dose oral colchicine, is just as effective as high-dose colchicine in reducing pain associated with early acute gout flare, but with a safety profile statistically indistinguishable from placebo. The study, "High vs. Low-dosing of Oral Colchicine for Early Acute Gout Flare: Twenty-Four Hour Outcome Results of the First Randomized,...

2010-03-15 15:20:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- URL Pharma, Inc. today announced the launch of an expanded Colcrys® (colchicine, USP) Patient Assistance Program (PAP) that significantly increases the number of patients eligible for low-cost Colcrys therapy. Uninsured and Medicare Part D patients with household incomes of up to 6 times the federal poverty level are eligible for the new Colcrys PAP. This expanded program is available to patients immediately. Colcrys is indicated...

2010-03-09 06:30:00

CALGARY, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) ("Oncolytics" or the "Company") today announced its financial results and operational highlights for the year ended December 31, 2009. "In 2009, we executed on our business plan focused on preparing the Company for late stage clinical testing and ultimately commercial launch by making substantial clinical progress, strengthening our intellectual property position and balance sheet, and scaling up...

2010-03-08 07:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative oncology therapies, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009. "Picoplatin's value proposition rests on establishing it as the preferred platinum," said Ronald A. Martell, chief executive officer of Poniard. "With nearly 1,100 patients treated in clinical trials to date, picoplatin...

2010-03-05 13:45:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative oncology therapies, today announced the presentation of positive final data, including survival data, from the Company's Phase 2 clinical trial of picoplatin as a first-line therapy in men with metastatic castration-resistant (hormone-refractory) prostate cancer (CRPC). The results were presented in a General Poster Session today at...

2010-02-17 07:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Celator Pharmaceuticals today announced that the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL), operated by SAIC-Frederick (Frederick, Maryland), has agreed to conduct characterization studies to advance the development of the company's nanoparticle drug formulation technology. The agreement is part of the NCI's Advanced Technology Partnerships Initiative, which aims to accelerate the delivery of new products to...

2010-01-26 15:02:04

Proteomics study reveals a protein that, when suppressed, makes cancers more susceptible to chemotherapy Taxanes, a group of cancer drugs that includes paclitaxel (Taxol®) and docetaxel (Taxotere®), have become front-line therapy for a variety of metastatic cancers. But as with many chemotherapy agents, resistance can develop, a frequent problem in breast, ovarian, prostate and other cancers. Now, cancer researchers at Children's Hospital Boston report a...

2009-12-23 10:27:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- URL Pharma, Inc. today announced the launch of the Colcrys® (colchicine, USP) Patient Assistance Program, an initiative that will allow patients with limited means to save on Colcrys prescriptions. This program reflects URL Pharma's ongoing commitment to helping ensure that all patients who rely on the company's medications are able to access them, regardless of economic status. Colcrys is indicated for the prevention and treatment...

2009-12-21 06:45:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Clerisy Corp. announces the launch of Nasal SoftStrips(TM), a revolutionary new product designed to administer over the counter (OTC) medicants or aromatic blends of essential oils through a convenient nasal strip. Doctor-developed Nasal SoftStrips(TM) are a patented and FDA market-approved medical delivery device designed to provide consumers with a safe, effective and all-natural means to improve and manage their health and well being. Clerisy...


Word of the Day
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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