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2010-12-09 07:45:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that new data from a subgroup analysis of the phase IIb/III LUX-Lung 1 trial show that afatinib (BIBW 2992) reached a four-fold extension (4.4 months vs. 1.0 month for placebo) in progression-free survival (PFS) in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients most likely to have an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation.(1) The updated LUX-Lung 1 data will be presented at...

2010-12-08 08:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the initiation of a phase III clinical trial in the United States to investigate one of its oncology pipeline compounds, afatinib* (BIBW 2992), for the treatment of patients with advanced (metastatic) breast cancer. Afatinib is an investigational orally administered irreversible inhibitor of both the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and human epidermal receptor 2 (HER2)...

2010-12-07 08:12:00

In the news release, Onyx Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Complete Results From Carfilzomib Phase 2b Study, issued 07-Dec-2010 by Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the sixth paragraph, first sentence, should read "In a subset analysis of patients who were refractory to bortezomib in their last line of therapy (n=128), carfilzomib achieved an ORR of 19 percent and CBR of 31 percent" rather than " In a subset analysis of patients who were...

2010-12-07 06:30:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced positive complete 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 an overall response rate (ORR) (partial response or greater) of 24.1 percent and a median duration of response (DOR) of 8.3 months in patients who entered the study after...

2010-12-06 15:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that it will host an investor teleconference and webcast. Investigators will discuss data presentations surrounding carfilzomib in multiple myeloma, as featured at the 52nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, Florida. The virtual event will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET on December 7, 2010. The live webcast will be available at:...

2010-12-06 10:22:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the continued uptake of Celgene's Revlimid in the first-line setting and the launch of several premium-priced emerging therapies will drive robust 7.2 percent annual growth through 2019 in the multiple myeloma drug market. The Pharmacor 2010 findings from the topic entitled Multiple Myeloma which will publish later...

2010-12-06 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) today announced data presented for the first time at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology showing promising clinical activity, safety and tolerability of perifosine in patients with advanced chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL). KRX-0401 (perifosine) is the Company's novel, potentially first-in-class, oral anti-cancer agent that inhibits Akt...

2010-12-06 07:30:00

In two Phase 2 studies, perifosine achieves objective responses and high rates of stable disease as a single-agent in the treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), and in combination with sorafenib in the treatment of relapsed/refractory Hodgkin's Lymphoma (HL) QUEBEC CITY, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS,TSX: AEZ) today announced Phase 2 data presented for the first time on perifosine, its lead novel oral anti-cancer compound, showing promising...

2010-12-06 00:30:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("the Company") (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) today announced new pixantrone end of study ("EOS") follow up results from the Company's pivotal phase III PIX301 trial, which results form the basis for the Company's recent Marketing Authorization Application (the "MAA") currently under review by the European Medicines Agency ("EMA"). The end-of-study results showed continued improvement in the trial's primary and secondary...

2010-11-18 15:30:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that the company will host two investor events in December: ASH Briefing December 7, 2010 - 10:00 a.m. ET Investigators will discuss data presentations surrounding carfilzomib in relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma, as featured at the 52nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, Florida. The teleconference will begin at 10:00 a.m....


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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