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2010-10-01 14:19:04

Contemporary, diverse population reports rate of chemotherapy administration more than twice that reported by SEER For the first time to date, research published in the October edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO) sought to determine the use of chemotherapy in a contemporary, diverse non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) population encompassing all patient ages. Prior population-based studies have shown that only 20 to 30 percent of advanced lung cancer patients receive chemotherapy...

2010-07-19 09:11:00

MONTREAL and HONG KONG, China, July 19 /PRNewswire/ - Aegera Therapeutics Inc. released today encouraging survival data from the Phase 1 portion of its Phase 1-2 Study of the novel targeted therapeutic, AEG35156, given in combination with sorafenib in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (primary liver cancer). This study, entitled "A Phase 1-2, Open-Label Study of The X-Linked Inhibitor of Apoptosis (XIAP) Antisense AEG35156 in Combination with Sorafenib in Patients With Advanced...

2010-06-23 13:14:29

Patients with a specific kind of lung cancer may benefit from a Phase III clinical trial offered by the Moores UCSD Cancer Center. The new drug, crizotinib, under development by Pfizer, showed dramatic results in reducing lung cancer tumors in some patients during Phase I and II clinical trials. "The results of the first two trials have been very encouraging," said Lyudmila Bazhenova, MD, assistant clinical professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a member of the Moores UCSD Cancer...

2010-06-15 16:09:00

Nab-paclitaxel administered weekly was associated with less serious adverse events and produces 48 percent response rate The June edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology features a study aimed at determining the optimal dose of the chemotherapy drug nab-paclitaxel with carboplatin as a first-line therapy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Results will provide researchers with a data needed to guide a phase 3 trial. The most commonly used combination treatment for...

2010-06-07 07:35:00

Perifosine demonstrated to be safe and tolerable, with early signs of clinical benefit in advanced refractory pediatric neuroblastoma patients QUEBEC CITY, June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (TSX: AEZ; Nasdaq: AEZS), (the "Company") a late-stage drug development company specialized in oncology and endocrine therapy, today announced that Phase 1 data of perifosine (KRX-0401) in recurrent pediatric solid tumors was presented yesterday in the pediatric solid tumor poster...

2010-06-07 00:30:00

CHICAGO, June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) announced today that updated phase II study results of OPAXIO (paclitaxel poliglumex) in patients with advanced esophageal cancer demonstrated that 38% (15/40) patients receiving OPAXIO in combination with cisplatin and concurrent radiation achieved a pathologic or endoscopic complete response. A pathological complete response, observed in 32% of patients, is recorded only when the esophagus...

2010-06-06 07:00:00

CHICAGO, June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) showed improvement in cancer-related anemia and symptoms of the disease in a Phase 2a clinical trial of ALD518, a monoclonal antibody directed against interleukin-6 (IL-6). After 12 weeks of treatment with the anti-inflammatory therapeutic, 58 percent of patients who received ALD518 experienced hemoglobin level increases from less than 11 g/dL to...

2010-05-25 06:30:00

CALGARY, May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) today announced that it has opened enrollment in its Phase 3 trial examining REOLYSIN in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin in patients with platinum-refractory head and neck cancers. The Company had previously received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) process and the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products...

2010-05-10 08:10:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative oncology therapies, today announced that data from the Phase 3 SPEAR (Study of Picoplatin Efficacy After Relapse) trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of picoplatin as a second-line treatment in small cell lung cancer (SCLC) has been accepted for an oral presentation during the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2010...

2010-04-06 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Tragara Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the completion of patient enrollment to its APRiCOT-L study, a phase II clinical trial of its oral, once-daily anti-cancer agent, Capoxigem® (apricoxib, TG01), in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The APRiCOT-L study is a randomized, double-blind, multi-center, placebo-controlled trial designed to evaluate Capoxigem in combination with erlotinib in second and third line NSCLC patients that...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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