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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...

2009-07-01 01:23:41

Two cancer researchers say the United States should move away from the use of expensive cancer treatments that extend life only by a few weeks. Tito Fojo, an oncologist with the National Cancer Institute, and Christine Grady, a bioethicist at the National Institutes of Health, suggested employing a system like that in Great Britain where drugs are approved only if they meet standards of efficacy, The Wall Street Journal reported. Their study was published Monday in the Journal of the National...

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2009-06-30 13:32:10

Two experts from the National Institutes of Health have released a new report which questions the use of expensive treatments for cancer patients that only extend their lifespan for a short time. In comments published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Tito Fojo, of the Medical Oncology Branch, Center of Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute, in Bethesda, Maryland, and Christine Grady, of the Department of Bioethics, the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of...

2009-06-29 15:46:37

The decision to use expensive cancer therapies that typically produce only a relatively short extension of survival is a serious ethical dilemma in the U.S. that needs to be addressed by the oncology community, according to a commentary published online June 29 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.Tito Fojo, M.D., Ph.D., of the Medical Oncology Branch, Center of Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute, in Bethesda, Md., and Christine Grady, Ph.D., of the Department of...

2009-06-01 13:30:00

New Merck KGaA Study Reveals Wide Variations in Therapy Regimens, with Monotherapy Most Common in Elderly Patients and Triplets Most Prevalent in the US ORLANDO, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- There are striking differences in treatment regimens for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, based on both age and geography, according to a new market research study conducted by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, presented as a poster on Saturday at the 2009 ASCO (American Society of Clinical...

2009-06-01 08:06:00

Data Presented Today at American Society of Clinical Oncology ORLANDO, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Precision Therapeutics, Inc. today presented data demonstrating the use of ChemoFX(R), a chemosensitivity assay, to predict the effectiveness of cetuximab (ERBITUX(R)) on the colorectal cancer cells of individual patients. Results from the study show that of the 54 primary colorectal cultures tested, eight percent were responsive to cetuximab, a result that is consistent with the reported...

2009-06-01 07:30:00

KRX-0401 + Capecitabine More Than Doubles Time to Progression and Overall Response Rate as well as Extends Overall Survival vs. Capecitabine + Placebo in Patients with 2nd or 3rd Line Metastatic Colon Cancer NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) yesterday announced data on the clinical activity of KRX-0401 (perifosine), the Company's Akt-inhibitor for cancer, in combination with capecitabine as a treatment for advanced colon cancer....

2009-06-01 07:09:00

- Results from a randomized Phase IIb trial reported at 2009 ASCO Annual Meeting - MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - YM BioSciences Inc. (NYSE Amex:YMI, TSX:YM, AIM:YMBA), a life sciences product development company that identifies and advances a diverse portfolio of promising cancer-related products at various stages of development, today reported that results from a randomized trial of nimotuzumab (aka BIOMAb/TheraCIM/h-R3) in patients with inoperable,...

2009-05-31 07:30:00

KRX-0401 + Capecitabine More Than Doubled Time to Progression and Overall Response Rate as well as Extended Overall Survival vs. Capecitabine + Placebo in Patients with 2nd or 3rd Line Metastatic Colon Cancer NEW YORK, May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) today announced data on the clinical activity of KRX-0401 (perifosine), the Company's Akt-inhibitor for cancer, in combination with capecitabine as a treatment for advanced colon cancer. Abstract...


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