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2011-07-01 06:54:20

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ A new study reveals that cancer patients treated with the drugs sunitinib and sorafenib responded to the flu vaccine, which suggests the agents do not damage the immune system as much as previously feared. "The damage that chemotherapy does to normal, healthy cells as it treats cancer has been well documented, but the precise effect that the new class of targeted agents has on the immune system is less well known. This study helps us answer that question," Keith...

2011-06-30 09:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Accelerated Community Oncology Research Network, Inc., (ACORN), reported positive results of a large double-blind, randomized Phase 2b trial in patients with breast cancer at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 47th annual meeting in Chicago, June 3-7. The study, managed by ACORN Research, evaluated a novel drug regimen for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. The regimen,...

2011-06-07 07:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced the presentation of several studies evaluating carfilzomib, a selective, next-generation proteasome inhibitor, at the 16th Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA) Annual Meeting, June 9-12, 2011 in London, UK. "Data being presented this week at EHA continue to demonstrate the strength of clinical evidence for carfilzomib, including the final results from the 005...

2011-06-03 15:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that it will present at the Goldman Sachs 32nd Annual Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Pacific Time). Interested parties may access a live webcast of the presentation on our website at: http://www.onyx-pharm.com/investors/event-calendar It is recommended that listeners log on 15 minutes early in order to register...

2011-06-03 12:39:40

Clinical researchers at VCU Massey Cancer Center have successfully completed a Phase I clinical trial evaluating a combination of the drugs Bortezomib and Alvocidib in patients with relapsed or refractory blood cancers, paving the way for a Phase II clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of the new therapy. Reported in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, the study determined the maximum tolerated dose with acceptable side effects for this novel drug combination. The trial...

2011-06-02 12:47:00

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and PORTLAND, Ore., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) and MolecularMD Corp. today announce the launch of a personalized medicine program for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients. Through this program, Medco will offer patients diagnosed with CML a molecular test known as qRT-PCR (quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction) BCR-ABL to monitor the disease. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO ) The...

2011-06-01 00:24:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation ("Novartis") will showcase data from 140 abstracts on its current oncology products and investigational agents at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). These data underscore the company's commitment to developing treatments to improve the lives of patients with cancer. "Through our commitment to R&D and collaborations with the scientific and patient communities,...

2011-05-19 19:48:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced updated results from the Phase 2b 003-A1 study of single-agent carfilzomib, a next generation proteasome inhibitor, in patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma. Carfilzomib achieved a clinical benefit rate (CBR) (minimal response or greater) in the study population of 37 percent with a duration of response (DOR) of 8.3 months. The primary endpoint, overall...

2011-05-18 17:00:00

WAYNE, N.J. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced results from a Phase 2b trial evaluating Nexavar® (sorafenib) tablets in patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer previously treated with a bevacizumab-containing regimen, which showed that Nexavar was associated with statistically significant improvements in progression-free...

2011-05-18 09:00:00

WAYNE, N.J. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that data evaluating the use of Nexavar® (sorafenib) tablets will be presented in a scientific forum at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), June 3-7, in Chicago. "Bayer and Onyx remain committed to researching the potential utility of sorafenib, and the number of...