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2013-07-11 16:05:38

Indication of considerable added benefit for overall survival / indications of greater harm from side effects The drug aflibercept (trade name: Zaltrap) has been approved in Germany since February 2013 in combination with a certain chemotherapy for adults with metastatic colorectal cancer in whom chemotherapy with oxaliplatin could not stop the disease from progressing. In an early benefit assessment pursuant to the Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal Products (AMNOG) the German...

2013-02-05 00:21:32

PARIS and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization in the European Union for ZALTRAP 25mg/ml concentrate for solution for infusion in combination with irinotecan/5-fluorouracil/folinic acid (FOLFIRI) chemotherapy in adults with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) that is resistant to or has progressed after an...

2013-01-28 08:28:15

CALGARY, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) today announced a poster presentation covering positive preliminary results from a Phase I study examining the intravenous administration of REOLYSIN in combination with FOLFIRI in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (REO 022). The results were presented at the ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, CA, which took place from January 24-26, 2013. The poster...

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...

2012-08-03 10:21:33

PARIS and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ZALTRAP(®) (ziv-aflibercept) Injection for Intravenous Infusion, in combination with 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin, irinotecan (FOLFIRI), for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) that is resistant to or has progressed following an oxaliplatin-containing regimen....

2012-05-22 10:24:29

AUSTIN, Texas, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prodigy Generics, a division of Prodigy Health Supplier Corporation (PHS), has launched injectable irinotecan. Irinotecan is the generic equivalent of the branded drug Camptosar by Pfizer. Prodigy partnered with eVenus Pharmaceutical Laboratories to develop a portfolio of oncology products. Irinotecan is the first of several ANDAs being developed through the partnership that will add consistent supply and exceptional value to the U.S. injectable...

2012-03-20 02:23:59

SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennerex, Inc., a private clinical-stage biotherapeutics company focused on the development and commercialization of first-in-class targeted oncolytic virus products for cancer, today announced that the first patient has been treated in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of JX-594 in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who have become refractory to chemotherapy and are either refractory to or ineligible for cetuximab. The two-arm,...

2012-03-14 07:30:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Everist Genomics (EGI), a rapidly-growing personalized medicine company, today announced the launch of the world's first comprehensive companion diagnostics and prognostics portfolio to improve early diagnosis, management and treatment of patients with colorectal cancer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120314/NY69822 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110110/NY26865LOGO ) The portfolio of four individual tests provides...

2011-12-22 07:17:39

Results of a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may help pave the way to a treatment for a neurogenetic disorder often misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy or autism. Known as Angelman syndrome, or AS, its most characteristic feature is the absence or near absence of speech throughout the person's life. Occurring in one in 15,000 live births, other AS characteristics include intellectual and developmental delay, severe intellectual disability, seizures, sleep...

2011-12-13 15:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase 1 clinical study combining MM-121, a fully human monoclonal antibody that targets ErbB3, with cetuximab (Erbitux®) and irinotecan (Camptosar®) in patients with advanced cancers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100913/NE63515LOGO) The Phase 1 study evaluates the safety and...