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2011-03-23 03:36:35

Patients taking imatinib (Gleevec) for CML, or chronic myelogenous leukemia, and in remission after two years of treatment, have a mortality rate similar to that of the general population according to a study published online [date] in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The article offers the first evidence that a disseminated cancer, not amenable to surgery, can be controlled to the point of giving patients a normal life expectancy. Many patients in this study, known as the...

2011-03-11 15:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that it will present at the Barclays Capital 2011 Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 10:15 a.m. Eastern Time (7:15 a.m. Pacific Time). Interested parties may access a live webcast of the presentation on our website at: http://www.onyx-pharm.com/view.cfm/32/Event-Calendar It is recommended that listeners log on 15 minutes early in order to register and...

2011-03-02 15:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that it will present at the Cowen and Company 31st Annual Health Care Conference on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. Pacific Time). Interested parties may access a live webcast of the presentation on our website at: http://www.onyx-pharm.com/view.cfm/32/Event-Calendar It is recommended that listeners log on 15 minutes early in order to register and...

2011-02-24 02:00:00

WAYNE, N.J. and EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced the companies have begun enrolling patients in a Phase 3 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial evaluating Nexavar® (sorafenib) tablets in combination with the oral chemotherapeutic agent, capecitabine, versus placebo plus capecitabine for the treatment of patients with advanced breast cancer. This...

2011-02-21 06:39:00

BARCELONA, Spain, February 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ADVANCELL (http://www.advancell.net/), an emerging biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive results from a clinical study conducted with Acadra (Acadesine) in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (http://www.cancer.gov/) (CLL) patients resistant to current therapies. The company also announced promising non-clinical results in Multiple Myeloma (MM), Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) and other lymphoproliferative disorders. Synergism of...

2011-02-15 15:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that it will host a webcast and teleconference with management to provide a general business overview, as well as to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2010 financial results, on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time). Financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 30, 2010 will be released earlier that day....

2011-01-31 15:11:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted fast track designation for carfilzomib, a next generation proteasome inhibitor for the potential treatment of patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma. The Fast Track designation process was developed by the FDA to facilitate the development, and expedite the review of drugs to treat serious or...

2011-01-24 05:30:00

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (OTC Bulletin Board: NWBO) announced today that the Company is resuming enrollment of additional new patients into its ongoing 240-patient, double blind, randomized, placebo controlled Phase II clinical trial of DCVax® for Glioblastoma multiforme ("GBM") brain cancer. To date, this trial has been conducted at 13 clinical sites across the U.S., with 33 patients already having been enrolled. These...

2011-01-04 15:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that it will present at the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday, January 10, 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/view.cfm/32/Event-Calendar It is recommended that listeners log on 15 minutes early in order to register and download...

2010-12-27 07:02:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Vicus Therapeutics, LLC, today announced the initiation of a Phase 2 trial evaluating VT-122, a novel investigational combination of etodolac and propranolol, and Nexavar® (sorafenib) tablets, as a potential new treatment option for patients with advanced liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma), systemic inflammation and cachexia. The randomized, open label, multi-center Phase 2 study will evaluate whether VT-122 in...