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2010-06-07 13:44:30

Mayo Clinic researchers say results are unexpected and puzzling To the surprise of researchers at Mayo Clinic who led a national clinical trial, a targeted therapy that provides benefit to patients with metastatic colon cancer has failed to help patients with less advanced, stage III cancer. In fact, patients who used the agent, cetuximab, with chemotherapy had outcomes slightly inferior to patients treated with chemotherapy alone. The phase III North Central Cancer Treatment Group...

2010-06-02 06:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EntreMed, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENMD), today announced the publication of preclinical results for its clinical-stage Aurora A/angiogenic kinase inhibitor, ENMD-2076, in human colorectal cancer xenograft models. The results of the study, conducted by EntreMed collaborators at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, were published in the June 1, 2010 issue of Clinical Cancer Research (Vol. 16, Issue 11). ENMD-2076, EntreMed's lead oncology...

2010-05-20 17:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim will announce preliminary data in the areas of head and neck cancer and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) for one of the company's investigational compounds, BIBW 2992. These data will be presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago. BIBW 2992 is an orally-administered small molecule under development that irreversibly inhibits the epidermal growth factor...

2010-05-19 06:30:00

CALGARY, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) announced today that following submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for review, the Company is initiating a U.S. Phase I study of REOLYSIN(R) in combination with FOLFIRI (Folinic Acid (leucovorin) + Fluorouracil (5-FU) + Irinotecan) in patients with oxaliplatin refractory/intolerant Kras mutant colorectal cancer (REO 022). The principal investigator is Dr. Sanjay Goel of...

2010-05-17 07:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company will unveil data from 57 studies at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, Ill. from June 4 - 8, 2010, during which the company will present the latest research results on ALIMTA® (pemetrexed for injection) and GEMZAR® (gemcitabine HCl for injection), as well as ERBITUX® (cetuximab) with partners Bristol-Myers Squibb and...

2010-05-07 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Important progress is being made in women's health through the use of genetic tests, particularly those that help women detect and treat cancer. The tests identify the genetic and molecular structure of the disease and the individual woman, which allows for personalized medicine tailored to the exact needs of the patient. In the case of breast cancer and colon cancer, this enables physicians to better select the appropriate cancer treatment....

2010-05-03 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the Chinese esophageal cancer drug market will almost double, growing from $75 million in 2009 to $149 million in 2014. Growth will be driven by improved access to medical care, a growing drug-treated population and a rising number of higher-income esophageal cancer patients driving the demand for more-efficacious...

2010-04-12 08:29:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that results from several preclinical studies investigating potential new cancer agents and a comprehensive biomarker analysis will be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 101st Annual Meeting 2010 in Washington, D.C. from April 17 - 21, 2010. Results from a biomarker analysis of the pivotal Phase 3 Vectibix® (panitumumab) "408" trial will be...

2010-04-08 07:35:00

Phase 3 X-PECT Trial (Xeloda(R)) + Perifosine Evaluation in Colorectal Cancer Treatment) being conducted by partner Keryx Biopharmaceuticals pursuant to Special Protocol Assessment with the Food and Drug Administration QUEBEC CITY, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AEterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS, TSX: AEZ) (the "Company"), a late-stage drug development company specialized in oncology and endocrine therapy, today announced the initiation of a Phase 3 registration clinical trial with...

2010-04-08 07:30:00

NEW YORK, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) announced today the initiation of a Phase 3 registration clinical trial for KRX-0401 (perifosine), the Company's novel, potentially first-in-class, oral anti-cancer agent that inhibits Akt activation in the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway, for the treatment of patients with refractory advanced colorectal cancer. The Phase 3 trial, entitled the "X-PECT" (Xeloda® + Perifosine...


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