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2014-03-20 08:28:57

BETHLEHEM, Pa., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Saladax Biomedical, Inc. announced today that Saladax Biomedical Laboratories is offering a simple blood test for the personalization and optimization of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) dosing to help oncologists improve treatment outcomes and minimize the drug's toxic side effects. The test is called My5-FU(TM). 5-FU is a chemotherapy drug commonly used in the treatment of many different cancer types, including colorectal, head & neck and breast...

2013-09-11 16:24:27

Study Links RAS Mutations to Vectibix Clinical Response in Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced the publication of a biomarker analysis of Vectibix(®) (panitumumab) in combination with FOLFOX, a type of oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy, for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the analysis found that...

2012-08-16 02:24:19

CALGARY, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) today announced that it has completed patient enrollment in its U.S. Phase I clinical trial using REOLYSIN in combination with FOLFIRI (Folinic Acid (leucovorin) with Fluorouracil (5-FU) and Irinotecan) in patients with oxaliplatin refractory, Kras mutant colorectal cancer (REO 022). The trial is a 21-patient, single arm dose escalation study designed to determine a maximum tolerated...

2012-04-04 10:14:06

Adding the drug cetuximab to a regimen of drugs used for the treatment of patients following surgery for stage III colon cancer did not result in improved disease-free survival, according to a study in the April 4 issue of JAMA. Patients who have surgery for removal of stage III colon cancer have a 50 percent chance of cure. Multiple trials have established the benefit of chemotherapy after surgery in reducing the recurrence risk. "Specifically, [the drugs] leucovorin, fluorouracil, and...

2011-11-02 08:00:00

BOZEN, SUD-TIROL, Italy, November 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics announced that CytoCare and Japan-based Tosho Inc. recently won a public tender purchasing process, sponsored by the Oxaliplatin Fund, at prestigious Nagoya City University Hospital's Cancer Center http://www.med.nagoya-cu.ac.jp/w3med/en/index.html Nagoya City University Hospital is one of the most influential Oncology hospitals in Asia-Pacific, and the birthplace (1976) of Oxaliplatin, a...

2011-07-27 07:35:00

QUEBEC CITY, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS) (TSX: AEZ) (the "Company") today announced the completion of patient recruitment for the ongoing Phase 3 trial with perifosine in refractory advanced colorectal cancer. The trial, involving over 430 patients, is being conducted pursuant to a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and with Fast Track Designation. It is sponsored by Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.,...

2011-06-24 09:59:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion recommending that Vectibix® (panitumumab) be approved for use in the European Union (EU) in first-line in combination with FOLFOX and in second-line in combination with FOLFIRI in patients who have received first-line fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy...

2011-04-06 15:52:35

Oncologists can use colorectal cancer patients' own immune system to boost the effects of chemotherapy and increase progression-free survival, according to Phase III study results presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held here April 2-6. Patients with advanced colorectal cancer are typically treated with combination chemotherapy with fluorouracil or the derivative product, capecitabine with or without levofolinic acid with irinotecan (FOLFIRI) or oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) given alone,...

2011-03-30 15:05:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) announced today that it has submitted a request to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for a re-examination of the negative opinion issued in March by the Committee For Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) for the use of Vectibix in combination with chemotherapy for patients with wild-type KRAS metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Amgen believes that Vectibix in combination with chemotherapy provides an important...

2011-03-18 07:06:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today issued the following statement: Amgen has received notice that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a negative opinion for Amgen's application to extend the marketing authorization in Europe for Vectibix(®) (panitumumab) to include combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of patients with wild-type KRAS metastatic...