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2010-01-25 07:11:48

Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered a gene activity signature that predicts a high risk of cancer recurrence in certain breast tumors that have been treated with commonly used chemotherapy drugs. Despite their resistance to drugs of the anthracycline class, the breast cancers bearing this gene signature will probably still be vulnerable to other types of chemotherapy agents, say scientists in a letter to be published in Nature Medicine on its Web site and later in a...

2010-01-07 06:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Sopherion Therapeutics, LLC, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of anti-cancer therapies, announced today that it has received Fast Track Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for nonpegylated liposomal doxorubicin (Myocet(TM)) for first-line therapy of HER2 positive metastatic breast cancer. Treatment with Myocet(TM) has already shown a reduced level of cardiotoxicity as compared to...

2009-12-14 10:54:00

ROCKAWAY, N.J., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The third edition of Infusion Nursing: An Evidence-Based Approach, published by the Infusion Nurses Society (INS), includes Totect(®), the only FDA-approved treatment for anthracycline extravasation.(1) Anthracyclines are a group of chemotherapy medications including daunorubicin, doxorubicin, idarubicin and epirubicin that have been used in the treatment of various types of cancer since the early 1970s.(2) According to the INS...

2009-12-08 00:30:00

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) announced today an abstract to be published online at the journal Blood website by M. Hacker, et al. demonstrating significant reduction in cardiac cell toxicity with pixantrone compared to currently marketed anthracyclines. The authors conclude that the reduction is due to pixantrone's inability to generate toxic drug iron complexes and reduced propensity to generate oxygen free radicals....

2009-12-07 07:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Celator Pharmaceuticals today announced that interim safety and efficacy data from its Phase 2 multicenter, randomized, open-label clinical trial of CPX-351 (Cytarabine:Daunorubicin) Liposome Injection versus conventional cytarabine and daunorubicin therapy ("7+3") in patients 60-75 years of age with untreated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) were presented at the 51st American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana (ASH...

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2009-11-01 14:52:39

Going smaller could bring better results, especially when it comes to cancer-fighting drugs. Duke University bioengineers have developed a simple and inexpensive method for loading cancer drug payloads into nano-scale delivery vehicles and demonstrated in animal models that this new nanoformulation can eliminate tumors after a single treatment. After delivering the drug to the tumor, the delivery vehicle breaks down into harmless byproducts, markedly decreasing the toxicity for the...

2009-10-12 07:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Celator Pharmaceuticals today announced that it has completed enrollment in its Phase 2 multicenter, randomized, open-label clinical trial of CPX-351 (Cytarabine:Daunorubicin) Liposome Injection versus conventional cytarabine and daunorubicin therapy ("7+3") in patients 60-75 years of age with untreated acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The target enrollment of 120 patients was reached in less than 11 months, nearly 3 months faster than anticipated....

2009-09-25 05:09:03

Study points way to precisely targeted cancer treatments UC Irvine researchers have created a new approach that vastly improves the targeting of chemotherapeutic drugs to specific cells and organs. Kenneth Longmuir, associate professor of physiology & biophysics, and Richard Robertson, professor of anatomy & neurobiology, used liposomes, small spheres (less-than 100 nanometer in diameter) of naturally-occurring lipid molecules, as "packages" for the cancer chemotherapeutic agent...

2009-09-10 16:27:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Centocor Ortho Biotech Products, L.P. today announced that it received a Complete Response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for DOXIL (doxorubicin HCI liposome injection) in combination with docetaxel for the treatment of women with locally advanced and metastatic breast cancer. Centocor Ortho Biotech is evaluating the FDA's letter and will respond to the agency as quickly...

2009-07-15 16:22:00

HORSHAM, Pa., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on the data presented today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) recommended that the combination of DOXIL(R) (doxorubicin HCI liposome injection) and docetaxel did not provide a sufficient benefit-risk profile for the treatment of women with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. Women with locally advanced and metastatic breast cancer who have received prior anthracycline treatment...


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