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2012-08-01 06:25:14

In the news release, Pharmacyclics® Triggers Significant Milestone Payment and Provides Clinical Program Update, issued 01-Aug-2012 by Pharmacyclics, Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first paragraph, last sentence, should read "calendar 2012" rather than "calendar 2013" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Pharmacyclics® Triggers Significant Milestone Payment and Provides Clinical Program Update...

2012-08-01 02:27:04

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmacyclics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCYC) announced today that the international Phase III randomized, multicenter, open-label clinical trial, RESONATE(TM) (PCYC-1112), of ibrutinib versus ofatumumab for patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) initiated by Pharmacyclics has enrolled its fifth patient. The enrollment of the fifth patient has subsequently triggered a $50 million milestone...

2012-07-25 02:31:24

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) announced today that Blood, the medical journal of the American Society of Hematology, has published results from the 003-A1 Phase 2b trial, a single-arm, multicenter clinical trial evaluating Kyprolis(TM) (carfilzomib) for Injection for the treatment of patients with advanced multiple myeloma, who had received a median of five prior anti-myeloma regimens. The lead author was Dr. David Siegel,...

2012-07-20 06:22:31

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval of Kyprolis(TM) (carfilzomib) for Injection, a proteasome inhibitor, indicated for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least two prior therapies, including bortezomib and an immunomodulatory agent, and have demonstrated disease progression on or within 60 days of...

2012-07-02 02:23:55

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) announced today that the company has begun enrollment in the ENDEAVOR trial, a Phase 3 trial evaluating Kyprolis(TM) (proposed brand name for carfilzomib) in combination with dexamethasone, versus bortezomib (Velcade®) with dexamethasone in patients with relapsed multiple myeloma. "The ENDEAVOR trial is the first head-to-head trial conducted with Kyprolis, and is an important step in the...

2012-06-20 10:23:27

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) determined by a vote of 11-0 [with 1 abstention] that, in patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma who have received at least two prior lines of therapy that included a proteasome inhibitor and an immunomodulatory agent (IMiD), the benefit-risk assessment is favorable for...

2012-06-19 22:20:49

SEATTLE, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC), a company focused on translating science into novel cancer therapies, today announced that it is re-aligning its resources and re-prioritizing its product development pipeline to focus on the launch of Pixuvri in the EU and accelerate the advancement of pacritinib, CTI's recently-acquired, highly-selective JAK 2 inhibitor, into phase III clinical trials. As a result, CTI's operating burn rate will...

2012-06-14 22:20:41

AMSTERDAM, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Hodgkin lymphoma has become one of the most curable malignancies in adults," was stated by Dr Andreas Engert, Professor of Hematology at the University Hospital of Cologne in Germany. Results of the German Hodgkin Study Group (GHSG) HD 15 trial are presented at the 17th Congress of the European Hematology Association in Amsterdam. Using the multi-agent chemotherapy regimen BEACOPP the GHSG demonstrated significantly better tumor...

2012-06-13 22:20:31

June 14, 2012, SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC), a company focused on translating science into novel cancer therapies, today announced that former OncoMed Pharmaceuticals executive, Steven E. Benner, M.D., M.H.S., has joined CTI as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer ("CMO"), reporting to James A. Bianco, M.D., Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Benner will take over all drug development activities at the company. Dr. Benner was...

2012-06-07 02:28:49

TORONTO, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) today announced $1.5 million in funding over three years for the development of a new drug by Toronto-based Fluorinov Pharma, Inc. The drug, called FV-162, is a highly potent, orally-delivered small molecule proteasome inhibitor with significant advantages over drugs currently used to treat multiple myeloma and some forms of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. "Our investment in Fluorinov Pharma Inc. will move FV-162...