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2010-02-03 07:35:00

Phase 3 X-PECT Trial (Xeloda(R) + Perifosine Evaluation in Colorectal cancer Treatment) to be led by Dr. Johanna Bendell, Director, GI Oncology Research, Sarah Cannon Research Institute QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AEterna Zentaris Inc. (Nasdaq: AEZS; TSX: AEZ) (the "Company"), a late-stage drug development company specialized in oncology and endocrinology, today announced that its partner, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: KERX), has reached an agreement with the U.S. Food...

2010-02-03 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) announced today that it has reached agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) on the design of a Phase 3 trial for its PI3K/Akt pathway inhibitor, KRX-0401 (perifosine), in patients with refractory metastatic colorectal cancer. The SPA provides agreement that the Phase 3 study design adequately addresses objectives in support of a...

2010-02-01 08:26:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, for the second-line treatment of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive metastatic breast cancer, a targeted treatment that increases the median progression-free survival relative to a regimen of GlaxoSmithKline/Nippon Kayaku's Tykerb/Tyverb and Roche/Chugai's Xeloda would earn similar patient share in the...

2010-01-29 18:46:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval for a new combination regimen using TYKERB® (lapatinib) as a first-line, all-oral treatment for women with metastatic breast cancer. TYKERB is now indicated in combination with letrozole for the treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor positive metastatic breast cancer that overexpresses the...

2010-01-29 16:58:00

Provides oral regime for hormone positive and HER2-positive advanced breast cancer SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Tykerb (lapatinib) in combination with Femara (letrozole) to treat hormone positive and HER2-positive advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women for whom hormonal therapy is indicated. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) HER2 is a protein involved in normal cell...

2010-01-27 15:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) will conduct a conference call to discuss the updated Phase 2 results on the clinical activity of KRX-0401 (perifosine), the Company's PI3K/Akt pathway inhibitor for cancer, in combination with capecitabine (Xeloda®) as a treatment for advanced, metastatic colorectal cancer. The conference call will take place tomorrow, Thursday, January 28, 2010, at 9:00am EST. Ron Bentsur, CEO...

2010-01-25 07:35:00

Data Reported at the 2010 ASCO GI Cancers Symposium Demonstrate a Statistically Significant Improvement in Both Time to Tumor Progression and Overall Survival in the Perifosine + Capecitabine Arm Versus Placebo + Capecitabine Arm QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AEterna Zentaris Inc. (Nasdaq: AEZS; TSX: AEZ) (the "Company"), a late-stage drug development company specialized in oncology and endocrinology, today announced that its partner, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: KERX),...

2010-01-25 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) yesterday reported updated results on the clinical activity of KRX-0401 (perifosine), the Company's PI3K/Akt pathway inhibitor for cancer, in combination with capecitabine (Xeloda®) as a treatment for advanced, metastatic colon cancer. Abstract #447, entitled, "Randomized phase II study of perifosine in combination with capecitabine (P-CAP) versus capecitabine plus placebo (CAP) in...

2010-01-21 07:35:00

Updated results from Phase 2 clinical trial of perifosine in combination with capecitabine for the treatment of metastatic colon cancer to be presented on Sunday, January 24, 2010 QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AEterna Zentaris Inc. (TSX: AEZ; Nasdaq: AEZS), (the "Company"), a late-stage drug development company specialized in oncology and endocrinology, today announced that updated results from a Phase 2 clinical trial of perifosine (KRX-0401) in combination with capecitabine...

2010-01-21 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) today announced that updated results from its Phase 2 clinical trial of KRX-0401 (perifosine) in combination with capecitabine has been selected for poster presentation at the upcoming ASCO 2010 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, to be held in Orlando, Florida from January 22-24, 2010. The clinical data to be presented demonstrates the potential safety and efficacy of KRX-0401 in the treatment of...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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