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2011-05-20 15:34:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Sutent (sunitinib) to treat patients with progressive neuroendocrine cancerous tumors located in the pancreas that cannot be removed by surgery or that have spread to other parts of the body (metastatic). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Neuroendocrine tumors found in the pancreas are slow-growing and rare. It is estimated that there are fewer than...

2011-05-06 08:55:00

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Novartis drug Afinitor® (everolimus) for the treatment of advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Neuroendocrine tumors make up less than five percent of all pancreatic cancer diagnoses and are generally slower growing and less aggressive than the more common form of pancreatic cancer, pancreatic adenocarcinoma. (Logo:...

2011-05-06 08:54:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Afinitor (everolimus) to treat patients with progressive neuroendocrine tumors located in the pancreas (PNET) that cannot be removed by surgery or that have spread to other parts of the body (metastatic). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Neuroendocrine tumors found in the pancreas are slow-growing and rare. It is estimated that there are fewer...

2011-05-05 17:50:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation ("Novartis") announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Afinitor® (everolimus) tablets for the treatment of progressive neuroendocrine tumors of pancreatic origin (PNET) in patients with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic disease(4). This marks the first approval of a treatment for this patient population in the US in nearly 30 years(5). The...

2011-04-12 13:59:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation ("Novartis") announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) recommended approval of Afinitor® (everolimus) tablets for the treatment of patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of pancreatic origin. The recommendation was provided after presentation of data from the everolimus RADIANT (RAD001 In Advanced...

2011-04-12 08:22:00

BERLIN, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OctreoPharm Sciences GmbH, a specialist for contrast media in Nuclear Medicine, was able to successfully close a financing round for the clinical development of its cancer diagnostic SOMscan(R). With the nearly EUR 5 million which were brought up by three venture capitalists, clinical trials up to phase II shall be implemented in the next two years. If they are successful, the European approval of the radiopharmaceutical can be reached possibly...

2011-04-11 12:16:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Science, public health, and regulatory highlights for this week from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Information in this document is designed for credentialed journalists. Release dates and times for items are current as of April 11, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) FDA News & Notes does not contain any regulatory or enforcement actions due to legal limitations. Meetings, Workshops...

2011-03-28 10:00:00

Preliminary analysis shows treatment is well-tolerated and consistently delivered to patients with metastatic liver cancer OTTAWA, March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Nordion Inc. (TSX: NDN) (NYSE: NDZ), a leading provider of products and services to the global health science market, today shared results from the first multi-site, Phase II clinical trial to evaluate TheraSphere® for treatment of metastatic liver cancer. The trial evaluated a variety of factors,...

2011-02-10 01:13:50

In an international Phase III randomized study, everolimus, an inhibitor of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), has shown to dramatically improve progression-free survival for patients with advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET), according to researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The findings were published in the latest New England Journal of Medicine. James C. Yao, M.D., associate professor in MD Anderson's Department of Gastrointestinal Medical...

2011-02-09 16:10:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published a study today that shows Afinitor® (everolimus) tablets plus best supportive care (BSC) more than doubled progression-free survival (PFS), or time without tumor growth, versus placebo plus BSC in patients with advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NET)(1). Data from the study, RADIANT-3 (RAD001 In Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors), were first presented last year at...


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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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