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2011-08-23 11:18:50

Adcetris, manufactured by Seattle Genetics, a new treatment for anaplastic large cell lymphoma and the first approved treatment for Hodgkin´s lymphoma since 1977, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Association (FDA). Seattle Genetics told Reuters on Monday that the drug will cost $4,500 dollars per vial. Patients generally received three vials per dose and between seven and nine doses per treatment, putting the price at $94,500 to $121,500 per patient, within Wall Street´s...

2011-08-03 15:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) today announced the initiation of an expanded access program for carfilzomib, a selective, next-generation proteasome inhibitor. The Carfilzomib Myeloma Access Program (C-MAP) will include eligible patients in the United States (U.S.) with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma. Expanded access programs make...

2011-06-17 00:30:00

SEATTLE, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) announced the publication of results posted in the online journal of Cancer of a Phase I-II study that evaluated the safety and efficacy of pixantrone when used in combination with fludarabine, dexamethasone and rituximab ("FPD-R") replacing mitoxantrone in the standard FND-R regimen with FPD-R among 28 patients with relapsed or refractory indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma ("INHL"). The Phase I-II...

2011-06-07 07:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced the presentation of several studies evaluating carfilzomib, a selective, next-generation proteasome inhibitor, at the 16th Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA) Annual Meeting, June 9-12, 2011 in London, UK. "Data being presented this week at EHA continue to demonstrate the strength of clinical evidence for carfilzomib, including the final results from the 005...

2011-06-03 15:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that it will present at the Goldman Sachs 32nd Annual Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Pacific Time). Interested parties may access a live webcast of the presentation on our website at: http://www.onyx-pharm.com/investors/event-calendar It is recommended that listeners log on 15 minutes early in order to register...

2011-06-03 12:39:40

Clinical researchers at VCU Massey Cancer Center have successfully completed a Phase I clinical trial evaluating a combination of the drugs Bortezomib and Alvocidib in patients with relapsed or refractory blood cancers, paving the way for a Phase II clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of the new therapy. Reported in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, the study determined the maximum tolerated dose with acceptable side effects for this novel drug combination. The trial...

2011-05-26 00:30:00

SEATTLE, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (NASDAQ: CTICD and MTA: CTIC) today announced that consistent with its previously announced pipeline strategy, CTI has identified a potential acquisition opportunity that is a phase II drug candidate being investigated in the field of cancer immunotherapy. Called antigen presenting cell or APC activators, these protein therapeutics activate macrophages and dendritic cells to present foreign antigens to T-killer cells and...

2011-05-25 11:28:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will present new phase Ib data at the 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago (June 3-7) that indicates combining its investigational therapy afatinib (BIBW 2992) with cetuximab at the maximum tested dose controlled disease in all (n=22) treated epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutation positive patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who developed...

2011-05-19 19:48:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced updated results from the Phase 2b 003-A1 study of single-agent carfilzomib, a next generation proteasome inhibitor, in patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma. Carfilzomib achieved a clinical benefit rate (CBR) (minimal response or greater) in the study population of 37 percent with a duration of response (DOR) of 8.3 months. The primary endpoint, overall...


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