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2011-04-06 07:49:06

By: Rhonda Craig, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent A leukemia drug may be used as a new target therapy for some lung cancer patients. Nearly 150,000 Americans die of lung cancer each year, and squamous cell lung cancers account for at least 30 percent these deaths. Scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified a mutation in the DDR2 gene that may indicate which squamous cell lung cancer patients will respond to the drug dasatinib. The findings were presented at the American...

2011-03-31 07:30:00

WALTHAM, Mass., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage epigenetics oncology company, today announced 11 posters on entinostat, an oral, highly selective, class I histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, will be presented at the 102nd Annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting April 2 to April 6 in Orlando, FL. "The breadth of exciting data being presented at AACR provides additional insight into the opportunities for Syndax to build out...

2011-03-31 07:27:00

- Glenmark's first novel molecule for an oncology indication - GBR 401 is a monoclonal antibody targeting CD19. The antibody is implicated in treatment of B cell malignancies and inflammatory disorders mediated by B lymphocytes - CD19 is expressed earlier and more broadly in B-cell development than CD20 and represents a promising treatment approach - GBR401 has been developed using an advanced technology platform that greatly enhances the efficacy of...

2011-03-28 21:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced its plans to expand the Phase 3 European clinical trial FOCUS, which is evaluating the efficacy and tolerability of carfilzomib, a selective next-generation proteasome inhibitor. The FOCUS trial is designed to support the registrational filing with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in patients with relapsed and refractory myeloma. The FOCUS (CarFilzOmib for AdvanCed Refractory...

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....


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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