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2011-03-14 14:00:12

UT MD Anderson scientists find adding SRC inhibitor breaks hub of opposition Breast cancer tumors take numerous paths to resist the targeted drug Herceptin, but a single roadblock at a crucial crossroads may restore a tumor's vulnerability to treatment, scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report on line at Nature Medicine. Adding the drug saracatinib to Herceptin treatment shrinks previously resistant tumors by cutting off at least five different molecular...

2011-03-11 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HALO), a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing products targeting the extracellular matrix for the endocrinology, oncology, dermatology and drug delivery markets, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100302/LA63139LOGO) "I am energized and excited by the performance and advancements that...

2011-03-01 08:49:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- For women with aggressive early-stage breast cancer (HER2-positive disease), trastuzumab (Herceptin) given for one year after chemotherapy proved to put the women at significantly less risk of the cancer returning. The effect is long lasting, according to this study. Around 20% of women with breast cancer have HER2-positive cancer and are at high risk of cancer recurrence and of dying from the disease. Trastuzumab is a monoclonal antibody developed to block the...

2010-12-13 07:52:37

Results for testing breast tumors for HER2 (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/AN00495) proteins and genes is most often straightforward when one piece of tumor (a single tumor block) is analyzed. However, tumors can be diverse, and researchers at Mayo Clinic (http://www.mayoclinic.org/) found that HER2 results can vary in up to 10 percent of patients when several tumor blocks are analyzed. This could have significant implications for patient treatment, say the researchers, who...

2010-12-07 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HALO) today announced that Roche has completed patient enrollment for the pivotal Phase 3 study of Herceptin SC (trastuzumab subcutaneous), a subcutaneous formulation that uses Halozyme's Enhanze(TM) technology (rHuPH20, recombinant human hyaluronidase). Patients in the study receive chemotherapy concurrent with either Herceptin intravenous (IV) or Herceptin SC every three weeks for the first 8 cycles....

2010-12-01 06:00:00

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (Nasdaq: PDLI) today announced revenue guidance for the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2010 of approximately $74 million, as compared with actual results of $58.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2009, a 27 percent year-over-year increase. The growth is primarily driven by increased third quarter 2010 sales of Avastin®, Herceptin®, Lucentis® and...

2010-11-16 12:56:00

Researchers find erythropoiesis-stimulating drugs cut response to HER2 targeted therapy Red-blood-cell-boosting drugs used to treat anemia may undermine breast cancer treatment with Herceptin, a targeted therapy that blocks the cancer-promoting HER2 protein, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in the Nov. 16 edition of Cancer Cell. "Our research indicates when the two drugs were used at the same time, Herceptin was less effective," said study senior...

2010-11-05 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HALO), a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing products targeting the extracellular matrix for the endocrinology, oncology, dermatology and drug delivery markets, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100302/LA63139LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100302/LA63139LOGO) "Halozyme...

2010-09-28 20:53:42

A new disposable device based on advances in microfluidics may help identify advanced breast cancer patients who are candidates for therapy with the drug trastuzumab (Herceptin). The device is described in the American Institute of Physics' journal Biomicrofluidics. Aggressive breast cancers with poor prognosis typically have abnormal levels of the protein HER2 (the tyrosine kinase human epidermal growth factor receptor 2). The new elastomeric, rubber-like device is designed to efficiently...

2010-09-01 06:00:00

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (Nasdaq: PDLI) today announced revenue guidance for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010 of approximately $86 million, as compared with actual results of $71.4 million for the third quarter of 2009, a 20 percent year-over-year increase. The growth is primarily driven by increased second quarter 2010 sales of Avastin®, Herceptin®, Lucentis® and...


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