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2011-07-27 07:35:00

QUEBEC CITY, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS) (TSX: AEZ) (the "Company") today announced the completion of patient recruitment for the ongoing Phase 3 trial with perifosine in refractory advanced colorectal cancer. The trial, involving over 430 patients, is being conducted pursuant to a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and with Fast Track Designation. It is sponsored by Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.,...

2011-07-27 07:30:00

NEW YORK, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) today announced completion of patient enrollment in its Phase 3 registration trial of KRX-0401 (perifosine) for the treatment of refractory, advanced colorectal cancer. This Phase 3 trial, with over 430 randomized patients, is being conducted pursuant to a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and with Fast-Track Designation. Perifosine is a novel, potentially...

2011-07-12 06:30:00

QUEBEC CITY, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS) (TSX: AEZ) (the "Company") today announced that the European Patent Office ("EPO") has granted a patent for the use of alkyl phosphocholines, more specifically perifosine (octadecyl 1,1-dimethylpiperidino-4-yl phosphate), in the preparation of a medicament for the treatment of benign and malignant tumours, prior to and/or during the treatment with approved anti-tumour anti-metabolites such as 5FU...

2011-06-07 15:20:31

A study of more than 1,000 patients with colon cancer that had spread to distant sites found that one in eight was treated with at least one drug regimen that was not recommended. Those patients were exposed to significant risk without proven benefits, at an estimated cost"”just for the drugs"”of more than $2 million. The study, presented June 7, 2011, by University of Chicago researchers at the American Society for Clinical Oncology's annual meeting in Chicago, focused on three...

2011-06-04 14:00:00

CHICAGO and SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR) today announced positive results from a Phase 2 clinical study evaluating single-agent NKTR-102 as a second- and third-line treatment in patients with metastatic breast cancer during the 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting (ASCO). NKTR-102, a next-generation topoisomerase I inhibitor, is Nektar's lead oncology drug candidate and is being evaluated in multiple cancer indications. The...

2011-05-18 17:00:00

WAYNE, N.J. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced results from a Phase 2b trial evaluating Nexavar® (sorafenib) tablets in patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer previously treated with a bevacizumab-containing regimen, which showed that Nexavar was associated with statistically significant improvements in progression-free...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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