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2008-07-02 09:00:13

Rationale: Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) promotes the proliferation and migration of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs), and may play a role in the progression of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a condition characterized by proliferation of PASMCs resulting in the obstruction of small pulmonary arteries.

2008-07-01 09:01:11

ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals (ASX:CXS) (NASDAQ:CXSP) announced today that it has submitted the non-clinical section of the rolling submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) for omacetaxine mepesuccinate (formerly known as Ceflatonin(R)) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

2008-06-24 02:30:28

U.S. and Swedish researchers say a leukemia drug may help patients benefit from tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA stroke treatment.

2008-06-22 15:00:28

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For over a decade, the drug called tPA has proven its worth as the most effective emergency treatment for the most common kind of stroke.

2008-06-16 12:01:05

Exelixis has reported preliminary Phase I data from an ongoing trial of XL228 in patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia or Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphocytic leukemia who are resistant to or intolerant of the approved BCR-ABL inhibitors imatinib and dasatinib.

2008-06-16 09:01:19

ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals (ASX:CXS) (NASDAQ:CXSP) announced today the presentation of positive preliminary results from a phase 2 study of omacetaxine mepesuccinate (formerly known as Ceflatonin(R)) in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients who have failed therapy with at least two tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs).

2008-06-05 03:00:07

By Edwards, Michael A Beatty, John S; Shah, Malay B; Bittner, James G IV To the Editor: Non-epithelial mesenchymal tumors, including gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) and smooth muscle tumors (SMTs), are rare and may occur in any part of the alimentary tract.1 GISTs originate from the interstitial cell of Cajal, an intestinal pacemaker cell, and represent 1 per cent to 3 per cent of all gastrointestinal malignant tumors.

2008-03-06 10:30:00

According to new research, use of the cancer drug Gleevec may cause fertility complications in some women.

2007-05-18 06:00:37

By Patnaik, Mrinal M; Rindos, Michelle; Kouides, Peter A; Tefferi, Ayalew; Pardanani, Animesh Context.-Systemic mastocytosis is characterized by abnormal growth and accumulation of neoplastic mast cells in various organs.

Word of the Day
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.