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2011-06-14 00:30:00

SEATTLE, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) today announced that it met with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (the "FDA") Division of Oncology Drug Products (the "DODP"). The meeting provided a pathway for re-submitting CTI's New Drug Application (the "NDA") for pixantrone for relapsed or refractory aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma ("NHL") including the potential for accelerated approval based on the PIX301 study results. This...

2011-06-05 08:00:00

CHICAGO, June 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR) today announced positive results from a subpopulation of patients in a Phase 2 clinical study evaluating single-agent NKTR-102 in women with platinum-resistant/refractory ovarian cancer. A total of 33 women in the study with prior Doxil® (pegylated liposomal doxorubicin or PLD) treatment were evaluable for response rate using either RECIST 1.0 criteria (response by tumor imaging) or Gynecologic...

2011-05-20 00:30:00

SEATTLE, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (NASDAQ: CTICD and MTA: CTIC) announced today that it will meet with the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration's (the "FDA") Office of Oncology Drug Products in early June to discuss the re-submission of CTI's New Drug Application ("NDA") for pixantrone for accelerated approval to treat patients with relapsed or refractory aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma ("NHL"). This meeting follows CTI's receipt of the FDA's Office of...

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...

2011-05-18 17:16:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR) today announced that new Phase 2 clinical data for NKTR-102, Nektar's lead oncology candidate being evaluated in multiple cancer indications, have been selected for presentation at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), being held June 3-7, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The data presentations at ASCO 2011 will highlight the anti-tumor activity of NKTR-102 in patients with...

2011-05-16 15:23:39

A new discovery in mice by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center may one day allow doctors to spare some patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) from toxic treatments, while also opening the door for new therapeutic research. AML, the most common form of acute leukemia seen in adults, is an aggressive form of cancer that primarily affects the elderly. Despite years of research, outcomes for most patients remain poor, particularly for one subset of patients with a specific...

2011-05-04 21:29:32

The ability to use nanoparticles to deliver payloads of cancer-fighting drugs to tumors in the body could herald a fundamental change in chemotherapy treatment. But scientists are still at a relatively early stage in the implementation of this technology. Although developing nanoparticles that work as "magic bullets" "” selectively targeting tumors while sparing normal, healthy tissues "” is still the goal, the reality is that most of these nanocarriers are removed through the...

2011-05-03 00:30:00

SEATTLE, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) today announced that the Office of New Drugs (the "OND") of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the "FDA") after carefully reviewing the materials CTI submitted in support of its appeal, the reviews of the New Drug Application (the "NDA") for pixantrone prepared by the FDA staff, the transcript of the March 22, 2010 Oncology Drugs Advisory Committee meeting and consulting with the Center for...

2011-04-21 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR) today announced that the company's oncology drug candidate, NKTR-102, has been granted orphan drug status for the treatment of women with ovarian cancer by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "This designation is an important step in the overall development program for NKTR-102 and underscores our commitment to treating women with ovarian cancer," said Dr. Lorianne Masuoka, Senior Vice President and...

2011-04-20 03:33:00

BARCELONA, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Advancell has announced the initiation of a clinical phase IIb study of its treatment ATH008 for palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia syndrome, or hand-foot syndrome, a painful side effect of chemotherapy. This treatment could be available on the market by the end of 2015 or beginning of 2016 - Hand-foot syndrome is a cutaneous reaction involving redness, peeling, blisters and intense pain on the palms of hands or the soles of feet. This...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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