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2014-05-27 16:25:23

New Data Reinforces Commitment to Personalized Medicine and Highlights Advances in Immunotherapy Platform THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and its subsidiary Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced data from several studies of both pipeline and marketed products will be presented at the 50(th) Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) being held May 30-June 3 in Chicago. The research that will...

2014-05-23 20:21:52

GERMANTOWN, Maryland and HILDEN, Germany, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Clinically proven companion diagnostic gains U.S. approval to guide use of Amgen's Vectibix(R) (panitumumab) in treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer - FDA approval (PMA) of therascreen KRAS RGQ PCR Kit for Vectibix expands QIAGEN's leadership in molecular companion diagnostics for personalized healthcare - QIAGEN driving the adoption of molecular tests...

2014-05-23 16:24:12

Vectibix is the First and Only Biologic to Offer Significant Survival Benefit as a First-Line Treatment with FOLFOX Chemotherapy for Patients with Wild-Type KRAS Metastatic Colorectal Cancer THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vectibix(® )(panitumumab) for use in combination with FOLFOX, an oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy regimen, as first-line treatment in patients with...

2014-05-20 16:26:40

Early Data Demonstrate Anti-TSLP Therapy Reduces Early and Late Asthmatic Responses and Several Key Inflammatory Markers THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published positive results from a Phase 1 study adding to the growing body of evidence that inhibiting thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) could be beneficial in the treatment of asthma. TSLP is a cytokine thought to be a key...

2014-05-15 16:28:53

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced voting results from the Company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders, held in Westlake Village, Calif. Approximately 88 percent of outstanding shares were represented at the meeting. The director nominees David Baltimore, Frank J. Biondi, Jr., Robert A. Bradway, François de Carbonnel, Vance D. Coffman, Robert A. Eckert, Greg C. Garland, Rebecca M. Henderson, Frank C. Herringer, Tyler Jacks, Judith...

2014-05-13 16:26:32

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced the publication of data from the Phase 3 LAPLACE-2 (LDL-C Assessment with PCSK9 MonoclonaL Antibody Inhibition Combined with Statin ThErapy-2) study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Results from the 12-week study, which evaluated 1,896 patients with high cholesterol, showed treatment with subcutaneous evolocumab (140 mg every two weeks or 420 mg monthly) in combination with...

2014-05-12 16:29:02

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced the appointment of Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H., to the position of senior vice president, Global Regulatory Affairs and Safety, effective May 19. Galson will report to Sean E. Harper, M.D., executive vice president, Research and Development, and will be responsible for all regulatory and patient safety functions across Amgen. Galson joined Amgen as vice president of Global Regulatory Affairs...

2014-05-12 16:27:12

Amgen Is Building World's Largest Cancer Support Team THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen today announced that four individuals who are an inspiration for others affected by cancer have been selected as Breakaway from Cancer(®) Champions. They will be honored as part of Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer national initiative, designed to raise awareness of the important resources available to those impacted by cancer - from prevention to survivorship - during the ninth annual...

2014-05-12 08:31:40

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kite Pharma, Inc. (Kite), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing engineered autologous T cell therapy (eACT(TM)) products for the treatment of cancer, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey S. Wiezorek, M.D., M.S., to the newly created position of Vice President, Clinical Development. Dr. Wiezorek will assume responsibilities for leading Kite Pharma's clinical programs upon the retirement of Chief...

2014-05-09 16:24:31

Study Evaluating Novel Investigational IL-17 Receptor Antibody Meets All Primary and Secondary Endpoints THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and LONDON, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) and AstraZeneca today announced that the Phase 3 AMAGINE-1(TM) study evaluating brodalumab in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis met all primary and secondary endpoints for both evaluated doses. Brodalumab is the only investigational treatment in development that binds to the...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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