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2014-08-01 16:23:45

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XBiotech has enrolled the first patient into its European Phase III study using its novel cancer drug Xilonix(TM) for the treatment of colorectal cancer. The double-blinded placebo controlled study is evaluating the use of the monoclonal antibody therapy designed to block chronic inflammation associated with malignant tumor growth. The treatment is reportedly aimed at reversing disease symptoms associated with disease progression and...

First Antibodies To Treat Cancer In Dogs Developed
2014-07-07 03:10:21

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna Nearly every second dog develops cancer from the age of ten years onward. A few therapies derived from human medicine are available for dogs. A very successful form of therapy by which antibodies inhibit tumor growth has not been available for animals so far. Scientists at the inter-university Messerli Research Institute of the Vetmeduni Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna, and the University of Vienna have developed, for the first time,...

2014-06-30 13:06:13

European Society for Medical Oncology ESMO 16 World GI Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer The new combination agent TAS-102 is able to improve overall survival compared to placebo in patients whose metastatic colorectal cancer is refractory to standard therapies, researchers said at the ESMO 16th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer in Barcelona. "Around 50% of patients with colorectal cancer develop metastases but eventually many of them do not respond to standard therapies,"...

2014-06-30 12:40:20

European Society for Medical Oncology ESMO 16 World GI Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer For patients with KRAS wild-type untreated colorectal cancer, adding cetuximab or bevacizumab to combination chemotherapy offers equivalent survival, researchers said at the ESMO 16th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer in Barcelona. "The CALGB/SWOG 80405 trial was designed and formulated in 2005, and the rationale was simple: we had new drugs --bevacizumab and cetuximab-- and the study...

2014-06-26 12:27:15

LONDON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Colorectal Cancer -- KOL Insight Modulehttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diseases/colorectal_cancer_kol_insight_module.html IntroductionThe global market for colorectal cancer (CRC) drugs is undergoing a fundamental shift due to wider generic competition in cytotoxics and increasing adoption of anti-EGFR products as first line therapies. What will be the impact on market leader...

2014-06-03 11:21:00

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Early but promising results lead to Phase II national trial In an aggressive disease known for poor response rates, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found patients with advanced colorectal cancer responded well to a combination therapy of the drugs vermurafenib, cetuximab and irinotecan. The Phase I trial, presented Saturday, May 31 in a poster discussion at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's...

2014-05-31 08:21:10

Study Shows Improved Survival Benefit in Panitumumab Arm THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced results from the Phase 2 PEAK study that reinforce the improved overall survival (OS) benefit of panitumumab (Vectibix(®)) when used in combination with FOLFOX, an oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy regimen, compared to bevacizumab (Avastin(®)) plus FOLFOX as first-line treatment in patients with wild-type RAS metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). The...

2014-05-23 20:21:52

GERMANTOWN, Maryland and HILDEN, Germany, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Clinically proven companion diagnostic gains U.S. approval to guide use of Amgen's Vectibix(R) (panitumumab) in treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer - FDA approval (PMA) of therascreen KRAS RGQ PCR Kit for Vectibix expands QIAGEN's leadership in molecular companion diagnostics for personalized healthcare - QIAGEN driving the adoption of molecular tests...

2014-05-23 16:24:12

Vectibix is the First and Only Biologic to Offer Significant Survival Benefit as a First-Line Treatment with FOLFOX Chemotherapy for Patients with Wild-Type KRAS Metastatic Colorectal Cancer THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vectibix(® )(panitumumab) for use in combination with FOLFOX, an oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy regimen, as first-line treatment in patients with...

2014-04-17 08:28:08

Company also announces designation of Orphan Drug Status by FDA for VTX-2337 in Ovarian Cancer SEATTLE, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VentiRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that enrollment has been completed in GOG-3003 (NCT01666444), a randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 2 trial of VTX-2337 in combination with Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin (PLD) in patients with recurrent or persistent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer who have failed prior...


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