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2009-09-15 10:19:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, forecasts that U.S. and European (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and U.K.) sales of Roche/Biogen Idec's Rituxan/MabThera, Bristol-Myers Squibb/Merck's Erbitux and Roche's Herceptin will peak at almost $16 billion in 2014, before falling to roughly $10 billion in 2018. Biosimilars of these three branded agents are forecasted to erode...

2009-09-10 07:46:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. World Cancer Therapies Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0109886/World-Cancer-Therapies-Market.html This report analyzes the global market for Cancer Therapies in US$ Billion. The specific product segments analyzed are Chemotherapy, Targeted Therapy, Hormonal Therapy, and Immunotherapy. Annual forecasts for the global market is provided for the period of 2006...

2009-09-01 12:54:28

There may be a way around the harsh skin toxicity associated with a widely used cancer drug, according to a study published online this week in Cancer Biology and Therapy by researchers from City of Hope and the Kimmel Cancer at Jefferson.Cetuximab (Erbitux) is a monoclonal antibody that binds to and inhibits the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). It is widely used to treat colorectal cancer and head and neck cancer. Although cetuximab and other EGFR inhibitors are associated with a...

2009-08-21 10:06:07

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the Western world. Fortunately physicians today have an abundance of drug therapies available to improve survival length for more advanced cancer patients. Now the discovery of genetic biomarkers relevant to CRC means that targeted personalized medication is increasingly common.CRC affects approximately 150,000 patients and leads to over 52,000 deaths every year in the US alone. In the early stages, CRC can often...

2009-08-17 16:07:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced positive top-line results from a Phase 3 trial evaluating Vectibix((R) )(panitumumab) in combination with FOLFIRI (an irinotecan-based chemotherapy) as a second-line treatment in 1,186 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). The co-primary endpoints, tested independently, were progression-free and overall survival. Vectibix significantly improved progression-free survival in...

2009-08-06 15:03:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that Vectibix((R)) (panitumumab), administered in combination with FOLFOX (an oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy), significantly prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) compared with FOLFOX alone in the first-line treatment of patients with KRAS wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). "We believe that these data document an important advance for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer,"...

2009-08-06 06:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Micromet, Inc. (Nasdaq: MITI), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, proprietary antibodies for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases, today announced its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2009. In the second quarter of 2009, Micromet achieved a number of significant milestones illustrating its continued progress in the clinic and in corporate development. The milestones...

2009-08-04 16:09:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ARUP Laboratories, a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and a leader in innovative laboratory research and development, supports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision to put KRAS on the label of two targeted drugs, Vectibix (panitumumab) and Erbitux (cetuximab). On July 17, 2009, the FDA noted that, "retrospective analyses of metastatic colorectal cancer trials have not shown a treatment benefit for...

2009-08-02 12:37:18

Non-small cell lung cancer patients who have progressed on a cetuximab-containing regimen may respond to erlotinib, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers reported today at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Both cetuximab (Erbitux) and erlotinib (Tarceva) inhibit the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and the assumption has been that once a patient progresses on one EGFR inhibitor they will not respond to another EGFR inhibitor. The new data...

2009-07-17 18:10:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved revisions to the U.S. prescribing information for the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFr) class of antibodies, including Vectibix((R)) (panitumumab). This decision follows the FDA's December 2008 Oncologics Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) meeting where the clinical utility of the KRAS gene as a predictive biomarker in patients with...


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