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2011-05-03 06:00:00

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2011 and provided an update on development programs and upcoming milestones. Clinical Programs Update VEGF Trap-Eye (aflibercept ophthalmic solution) - Ophthalmologic Diseases VEGF Trap-Eye is a fusion protein locally administered in the eye that is designed to bind Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-A (VEGF-A) and Placental Growth...

2011-04-28 14:04:00

HORSHAM, Pa., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ZYTIGA(TM) (abiraterone acetate), an oral, once-daily medication for use in combination with prednisone for the treatment of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who have received prior chemotherapy containing docetaxel. Androgens are hormones that promote the development and maintenance of male sex characteristics....

2011-04-26 15:05:00

PARIS and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGN) today announced that the Phase III VELOUR trial evaluating the investigational agent ZALTRAP(TM) (aflibercept), also known as VEGF Trap, in combination with the FOLFIRI chemotherapy regimen [folinic acid (leucovorin), 5-fluorouracil, and irinotecan] versus a regimen of FOLFIRI plus placebo met its primary endpoint of improving overall...

2011-04-04 05:00:00

SEATTLE, WA, April 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncothyreon Inc. (Nasdaq: ONTY) today announced the presentation of preclinical data for ONT-10, a therapeutic vaccine directed at cancers expressing MUC1, and PX-866, its irreversible inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K), at the American Association of Cancer Research meeting in Orlando, Florida. ONT-10 ONT-10 is a therapeutic vaccine targeting MUC1 which has been designed to stimulate both the humoral and cellular arms...

2011-03-17 06:30:00

CALGARY, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) ("Oncolytics" or the "Company") today announced its financial results and operational highlights for the year ended December 31, 2010. "2010 was marked by the further expansion of our late-stage clinical program, particularly with respect to the addition of randomized trials and new indications," said Dr. Brad Thompson, President and CEO of Oncolytics.  "Both during the year and...

2011-03-10 15:05:00

PARIS and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGN) today announced results from the Phase III VITAL trial evaluating the investigational agent aflibercept (VEGF Trap) for the second-line treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The data showed that adding aflibercept to the chemotherapy drug docetaxel did not meet the pre-specified criteria for the primary endpoint of improvement...

2011-03-10 15:01:00

BOTHELL, WA and VANCOUVER, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGXI) today announced its fourth quarter and year end 2010 financial results, reviewed updates to the Company's development programs and provided an outlook for 2011. "Over the course of the last twelve months we've delivered on our corporate objectives to initiate two Phase 3 clinical trials evaluating custirsen in castrate-resistant prostate cancer and a randomized Phase 2...

2011-03-09 08:30:00

LAKE FOREST, Ill., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), the world leader in generic injectable pharmaceuticals, today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of docetaxel. The medication is a generic version of Sanofi-Aventis's Taxotere®, and Hospira expects to launch the product later this month. Hospira's docetaxel is approved for the treatment of a variety of cancers. In 2010, U.S. sales of Taxotere were approximately $1.2...

2011-03-01 07:00:00

SEATTLE, March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncothyreon Inc. (Nasdaq: ONTY) today announced the presentation of preclinical data on PX-866, its irreversible inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K), at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Special Conference "Targeting PI3K/mTOR Signaling." PX-866 is an oral, small molecule compound designed to inhibit the activity of PI3K, a component of an important cell survival signaling pathway. Results presented at the...

2011-02-28 13:29:37

European Multidisciplinary Conference in Thoracic Oncology news The targeted cancer drug erlotinib has comparable efficacy to chemotherapy, and is better tolerated, in hard-to-treat cases where a patient's cancer has progressed quickly after treatment with first-line therapy, the results of a new phase III trial show. Dr Tudor Ciuleanu from the Institute of Oncology Ion Chiricuta, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, reported this finding from the international TITAN study at the European Multidisciplinary...


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