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2013-10-22 08:34:23

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with F. Hoffmann-La Roche ("Roche") to acquire Roche's rights to filgrastim and pegfilgrastim in approximately 100 markets, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Roche has held the rights to filgrastim and pegfilgrastim under license from Kirin-Amgen, Inc. (a joint venture between Amgen and Kirin Holdings Co. Limited, of Japan) in Eastern Europe, Latin America,...

2013-09-20 08:25:10

WHIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare announced today that the the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended Xofigo(®) (radium Ra 223 dichloride) for approval with a proposed indication for the treatment of adults with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), symptomatic bone metastases and no known visceral metastases. The decision of the European Commission on the approval is expected in the second half of 2013. Xofigo...

2013-07-17 16:28:17

WHIPPANY, N.J., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare today announced that data from the pivotal Phase III ALSYMPCA (ALpharadin in SYMptomatic Prostate CAncer) trial of its drug Xofigo(®) (radium Ra 223 dichloride) in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients with symptomatic bone metastases and no known visceral metastatic disease are published in the July 18 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). These data supported the U.S. Food and Drug...

2013-01-26 12:20:15

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) announced today results from Pegfilgrastim and Anti-VEGF Evaluation Study (PAVES), a Phase 3 trial which evaluated Neulasta(® )(pegfilgrastim) in 845 patients receiving FOLFOX or FOLFIRI and bevacizumab for the first-line treatment of locally-advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer. FOLFOX and FOLFIRI are two of the most commonly used chemotherapy regimens for colorectal cancer. The study met its primary endpoint,...

2012-05-17 10:25:58

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai announced today that 15 abstracts highlighting new study results will be presented during the 48(th) Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), taking place in Chicago from June 1 to June 5, 2012. These studies highlight Eisai's current product portfolio and oncology pipeline, reinforcing the company's commitment to patients and their families affected by cancer. "Our human health care mission is to help...

2011-07-07 15:03:12

Lung cancer patients given amrubicin (Calsed) as a second-line therapy had a significantly improved response rate and longer progression-free survival than patients treated with topotecan (Hycamtin), according to research presented at the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Amsterdam, hosted by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). "Amrubicin showed significant improvements in tumor shrinkage, symptom control and progression-free survival over topotecan...

2010-12-09 08:00:00

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) announced today that the final survival analysis (10-year follow-up) of the BCIRG001 study that included a Taxotere® (docetaxel) Injection Concentrate chemotherapy treatment regimen in the adjuvant breast cancer setting, as well as data from iniparib (BSI-201) pre-clinical and clinical breast cancer studies will be featured during the 33rd Annual San Antonio Breast...

2010-10-05 15:57:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that results from several important studies from the Company's oncology portfolio will be presented at the 35th European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress, Oct. 8-12, 2010, in Milan, Italy. "Cancer is a complex disease which requires innovative therapeutic approaches. Amgen is exploring numerous biologic pathways to develop novel therapies to treat cancer and lessen the side effects of cancer...

2010-08-05 07:00:00

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi-aventis U.S. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new one-vial formulation of its chemotherapeutic agent Taxotere® (docetaxel) Injection Concentrate. The 1-vial Taxotere is anticipated to become available to cancer treatment clinics and hospitals nationwide in the fall in both 80 mg and 20 mg dosages. Introduced more than 14 years ago, Taxotere is approved by the FDA for use in...

2010-06-17 14:40:00

PARIS, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing authorization for Jevtana® (cabazitaxel) Injection in combination with prednisone for the treatment of patients with metastatic hormone-refractory prostate cancer (mHRPC) previously treated with a docetaxel-containing treatment regimen. Jevtana, a microtubule inhibitor, in combination with prednisone...