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2014-03-18 12:31:29

The Majority of Surveyed Oncologists Have Already Prescribed Kadcyla, Just Nine Months Post-Launch, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, at 18-months post-launch, over 85 percent of surveyed oncologists have prescribed Roche/Genentech's Perjeta for metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer. Since the last wave of the report was fielded six months previously, the average number of Perjeta-treated...

2014-02-03 08:27:37

SEATTLE AND BOULDER, CO, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncothyreon Inc. (NASDAQ: ONTY) and Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) today announced the initiation of a Phase 1b trial of ONT-380 (ARRY-380) in combination with Xeloda® (capecitabine) and/or Herceptin® (trastuzumab) in patients with metastatic HER2+ breast cancer. ONT-380 is an orally active, reversible and selective small-molecule HER2 inhibitor invented by Array and being developed by Oncothyreon in collaboration with...

2014-01-14 08:29:36

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) announced today that the Independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) created to provide safety oversight for the Company's pivotal clinical study for etirinotecan pegol (NKTR-102) has recommended continuation of the BEACON phase 3 trial, based upon the completion of a planned interim efficacy analysis in accordance with the DMC charter. The BEACON trial is evaluating NKTR-102 versus an agent of physician's...

2013-12-04 08:29:53

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. announced today that five abstracts highlighting new study results will be presented during the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The meeting will be held December 10-14, 2013 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120413/MM87168LOGO ) The studies highlight Eisai's current and ongoing clinical research efforts with eribulin mesylate, and reinforce the...

2013-07-30 08:34:18

-Recruitment Completed Five Months Ahead of Schedule- SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) today announced that enrollment is complete in the pivotal clinical study of etirinotecan pegol (NKTR-102) in patients with metastatic breast cancer. The Phase 3 study, also known as the BEACON trial, is evaluating etirinotecan pegol versus a single-agent treatment of physician's choice for the treatment of locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer....

2013-06-13 16:39:12

Subgroup analyses from a phase III clinical trial comparing a newer chemotherapy agent called eribulin mesylate, with capecitabine, a standard chemotherapy medication in women with previously treated metastatic breast cancer, showed increased benefit among women sharing certain traits. Specifically, these analyses demonstrated a greater potential benefit in certain subsets of patients with metastatic breast cancer. This analysis was presented by Peter A. Kaufman, M.D., during the 2013 ASCO...

2013-05-16 16:25:39

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. announced today that nine abstracts highlighting new study results in melanoma, breast and endometrial cancer will be presented during the 49(th) Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), taking place in Chicago from May 31 - June 4, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120413/MM87168LOGO ) "These studies reinforce Eisai's strong and growing commitment to oncology, particularly to...

2012-12-10 12:23:39

Results show that the drug could extend progression-free survival Previous research has shown that a family of genes, proteins and enzymes called the uPA system (for urokinase plasminogen activator) plays an active role in different facets of cancer's biology, including tumor cell invasion, the spread of metastases, and the growth of a primary tumor. Mesupron® is a new small molecule inhibitor, taken as a pill, that inhibits the uPA system. The results from a recent phase II clinical...

2012-12-07 08:24:49

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from the first large, global Phase III study of Halaven(®) (eribulin mesylate) Injection in patients with early-stage metastatic breast cancer were presented today during the 2012 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120413/MM87168LOGO ) The 1,102-patient, open-label, multi-center study compared Halaven versus capecitabine (Xeloda(®)) in women with locally advanced or metastatic...

2012-11-28 12:26:49

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. announced today that six abstracts highlighting new study results will be presented during the 2012 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The meeting will be held December 4-8, 2012 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120413/MM87168LOGO ) These studies highlight Eisai's current and ongoing clinical research efforts with Halaven(®) (eribulin...