Latest Cachexia Stories

2014-09-02 16:25:30

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XBiotech announced today interim results from its fast-tracked Phase III study being conducted in the US for its anti-cancer agent Xilonix(TM). Xilonix, a True Human(TM) monoclonal antibody therapy, is being evaluated in advanced colorectal cancer patients where disease is further complicated with cachexia. The primary endpoint of the study is overall survival, comparing survival in Xilonix treated patients to a control population provided...

2014-07-14 12:48:10

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Study pinpoints a molecular cause of cachexia, and hints at a potential treatment New research raises the prospect of more effective treatments for cachexia, a profound wasting of fat and muscle occurring in about half of all cancer patients, raising their risk of death, according to scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Many strategies have been tried to reverse the condition, which may cause such frailty that patients can't endure potentially...

2014-06-30 08:30:01

LUGANO, Switzerland, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exclusive distribution and licensing agreement signed for the commercialization of Helsinn's compound currently in development for the treatment of cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients Helsinn Group, the company focused on building quality cancer care, today announces that rights to anamorelin, its innovative ghrelin receptor agonist, have been granted in Turkey to GEN Ilac....

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.