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2011-03-21 01:30:00

SEATTLE, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) today announced that it has initiated its randomized pivotal trial of pixantrone for the treatment of relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma ("DLBCL"). The clinical trial is now open to patient enrollment. The trial, referred to as the PIX-R or PIX 306 trial, will compare a combination of pixantrone plus rituximab to a combination of gemcitabine plus rituximab in patients with relapsed...

2011-03-11 15:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that it will present at the Barclays Capital 2011 Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 10:15 a.m. Eastern Time (7:15 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...

2011-03-10 00:30:00

SEATTLE, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) today announced the final clinical trial design of a randomized pivotal trial of pixantrone for the treatment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma ("DLBCL") following discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (the "FDA") Division of Hematologic Products (the "DHP") . The new clinical trial, referred to as the PIX-R or PIX 306 trial, will compare a combination of pixantrone plus...

2011-03-08 02:48:34

An analysis conducted by Ohio State University cancer researchers has found that adding the targeted therapy bevacizumab to the treatment of patients with advanced ovarian cancer is not cost effective. The findings comparing the relative value of various clinical strategies will be published online March 7 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The researchers performed a cost-effectiveness analysis looking at a clinical trial conducted by the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) studying the use...

2011-03-02 15:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that it will present at the Cowen and Company 31st Annual Health Care Conference on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 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...

2011-01-31 15:11:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted fast track designation for carfilzomib, a next generation proteasome inhibitor for the potential treatment of patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma. The Fast Track designation process was developed by the FDA to facilitate the development, and expedite the review of drugs to treat serious or...

2011-01-04 15:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that it will present at the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday, January 10, 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/view.cfm/32/Event-Calendar It is recommended that listeners log on 15 minutes early in order to register and download...

2010-12-13 15:45:13

Fighting cancer and steering immune reactions What makes cancer cells so dangerous is that they grow in an unregulated way and proliferate much faster than other cells. The proteasome, a large protein complex, plays a key role in this process: By breaking down used proteins for recycling, it clears the way for the next cycle. New hope was spawned several years ago with the discovery that inhibiting proteasomes can be used as a means to put the brakes on cell growth. In the mean time, the...

2010-12-09 09:32:00

In early results, all participants responded to treatment with limited side effects ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new three-drug combination used to treat the blood cancer multiple myeloma may be effective as a front-line therapy for newly diagnosed patients, according to a study led by the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The drug combination includes a novel proteasome inhibitor called carfilzomib, combined with lenalidomide and low-dose...

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2010-12-09 10:45:43

In early results, all participants responded to treatment with limited side effects A new three-drug combination used to treat the blood cancer multiple myeloma may be effective as a front-line therapy for newly diagnosed patients, according to a study led by the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The drug combination includes a novel proteasome inhibitor called carfilzomib, combined with lenalidomide and low-dose dexamethasone. This is the first study to look at carfilzomib...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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