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2009-08-12 08:18:01

 Patients with stage III or IV melanoma taking ipilimumab and the oral steroid budesonide to reduce side effects did not have less diarrhea, a known side effect of ipilimumab, according to results of a phase II trial published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.These findings would "discourage the prophylactic use of budesonide to reduce the gastrointestinal side effects of ipilimumab," said researcher Jeffrey Weber, M.D., Ph.D. Weber...

2009-08-03 11:06:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Biotech was "hot" in July driven by drug data, positive drug sales/earnings and partnering and M&A deals. As a result, the Burrill Biotech Select Index posted a solid monthly gain of 6.5 percent, mirroring the Dow and Nasdaq, which closed the month up 8.6 percent and 7.8 percent respectively marking their best performance for a July in years. Helping fuel investors' enthusiasm was Human Genome Sciences whose shares jumped a whopping 395 percent in...

2009-06-20 08:11:18

Full details in Discovery's Edge, Mayo Clinic research publication Two Mayo Clinic patients whose prostate cancer had been considered inoperable are now cancer free thanks in part to an experimental drug therapy that was used in combination with standardized hormone treatment and radiation therapy. The men were participating in a clinical trial of an immunotherapeutic agent called MDX-010 or ipilimumab. In these two cases, physicians say the approach initiated the death of a majority of...

2009-06-19 22:27:46

Two patients with inoperable prostate cancer are cancer free, thanks in part to an experimental drug, U.S. doctors say. The Mayo Clinic physicians say this new approach caused the tumors to shrink dramatically and allowed surgery. In both cases, the aggressive tumors had grown well beyond the prostate into the abdominal areas. The two patients were participating in a clinical trial of an immunotherapeutic agent called MDX-010, or ipilimum, which was used in combination with standardized...

2009-04-30 05:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medarex, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDX) announced today its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. Medarex's net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2009 was $48.6 million, or ($0.38) per share. For the same period in 2008, Medarex's net income of $103.3 million, or $0.81 per share, included a gain of $151.8 million, or $1.19 per share, from the sale of 2.5 million shares of Genmab A/S stock in February 2008. Medarex's net loss for...

2009-04-29 07:00:00

- Updated Survival and Biomarker Data for Ipilimumab to be Presented - PRINCETON, N.J., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medarex, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDX) announced today that the following clinical abstracts for ipilimumab in melanoma and prostate cancer, as well as for an anti-PD-1 antibody for cancer treatment, have been selected to be the subject of presentations at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, being held May 29-June 2, 2009 in Orlando: Survival,...

2009-04-20 07:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medarex, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDX) today announced preliminary data from an ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial of MDX-1401 in patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) that demonstrated both clinical and immunological activity signals. MDX-1401 is a fully human, non-fucosylated antibody that targets CD30, a marker for activated lymphocytes that is present on malignant cells of HL as well as other CD30-expressing cancers. Results...

2009-04-14 07:00:00

WOBURN, Mass., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- BioVex Inc, a company developing next generation biologics for the treatment and prevention of cancer and infectious disease, announced today that its OPTiM (OncoVEX Pivotal Trial in Melanoma) Phase 3 study with OncoVEX (GM-CSF) in previously treated patients with Stage III and Stage IV melanoma had initiated. The study has commenced recruiting patients in the U.S. with sites in the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia due to open later in the year....

2009-03-26 11:51:00

PRINCETON, N.J., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medarex, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDX) today announced that Dr. Geoffrey M. Nichol, Senior Vice President of Product Development at Medarex presented highlights from key programs in Medarex's oncology portfolio at the Needham & Company Cancer Therapeutics: Today & Tomorrow Conference in New York. The archived edition of the presentation webcast is available in the Investor Relations section of the Medarex website at www.medarex.com....

2009-02-25 15:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medarex, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDX) announced today its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2008. Medarex's net loss for the year ended December 31, 2008, was $38.5 million, or ($0.30) per share, as compared to a net loss of $27.1 million, or ($0.21) per share, for 2007. Medarex's net loss for 2008 includes a gain of $151.8 million, or $1.18 per share, from Medarex's sale of 2.5 million shares of Genmab A/S ("Genmab")...


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