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2010-10-26 00:26:39

Standard radiation plus ABVD chemotherapy still most effective against the disease A lower dose of radiation used to reduce side effects is not as effective as the regular dose when given with the standard chemotherapy in the treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma patients with early, intermediate-stage disease, according to a first-of-its-kind randomized study presented at the plenary session, November 1, 2010, at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). In...

2010-10-11 08:03:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today results from two clinical trials for its investigational cancer compound afatinib* (BIBW 2992) presented at the 35th European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress in Milan, Italy. In the phase IIb/III LUX-Lung 1 study, afatinib tripled the secondary endpoint of progression free survival (PFS) but did not extend the primary endpoint of overall survival (OS) in late-stage patients...

2010-10-07 15:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that management will host a teleconference to provide a status update on its New Drug Application (NDA) for carfilzomib. Interested parties may access a live webcast of the presentation on our website at: http://www.onyx-pharm.com/view.cfm/32/Event-Calendar or by dialing 847-585-4405 and using the passcode 28119641. A replay of the presentation will be available on the Onyx website or by...

2010-09-23 08:00:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, for the treatment of multiple myeloma, more surveyed European hematologist-oncologists consider the combination of immunomodulatory agents and proteasome inhibitors promising with respect to efficacy than is the case for any other drug regimen combinations. In light of these findings, the emerging regimen of Onyx...

2010-09-16 15:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that it will present at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (12:00 p.m. Pacific Time). Interested parties may access a live webcast of the presentation on our website at: http://www.onyx-pharm.com/view.cfm/32/Event-Calendar It is recommended that listeners log on 15 minutes early in order to register and download any...

2010-09-15 07:00:00

LONDON and NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirogen Limited (the "Company") and Celtic Therapeutics Holdings LP ("Celtic Therapeutics") announced today the commencement of a Phase II clinical trial of SG2000 in ovarian cancer. The trial is being sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the USA, and is now actively recruiting patients for treatment. The open-label Phase II study will evaluate the overall response rate of SG2000 in approximately 50 patients with recurrent,...

2010-09-08 02:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. to develop and commercialize two compounds from Onyx's proteasome inhibitor development program, carfilzomib and ONX 0912. Under the terms of the agreement, Ono has exclusive rights to develop and commercialize both compounds for all oncology indications in Japan. Onyx retains commercialization...

2010-09-07 15:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that it will present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 10:20 a.m. Eastern Time (7:20 a.m. Pacific Time). Interested parties may access a live webcast of the presentation on our website at: http://www.onyx-pharm.com/view.cfm/32/Event-Calendar It is recommended that listeners log on 15 minutes early in order to register and download any...

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2010-09-07 14:22:45

Researchers have identified a new target for the treatment of lymphoma and are testing a potential new drug in pet dogs afflicted with the disease. At low doses, the compound, called S-PAC-1, arrested the growth of tumors in three of six dogs tested and induced partial remission in a fourth. The results of the study, conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois, appear this month in the journal Cancer Research. The new compound targets a cellular enzyme, procaspase-3, that when...

2010-08-17 17:16:13

A protein that plays a key role in regulating the onset of cell division has been identified as a potential target for the treatment of ovarian cancer. The research, published by Cell Press in the August issue of the journal Cancer Cell, provides evidence that combination therapies targeting different phases of the cell division cycle are highly desirable for optimal cancer treatment. Mitosis is one phase of the cell cycle that divides a single cell into two new but genetically identical...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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