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2010-12-16 11:02:00

Drug not shown to be safe and effective in breast cancer patients SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that the agency is recommending removing the breast cancer indication from the label for Avastin (bevacizumab) because the drug has not been shown to be safe and effective for that use. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The agency is making this recommendation after reviewing the...

2010-12-11 00:30:30

Combination given to AML, MDS patients who have second disease and no options A two-drug combination is safe and active in newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome patients who are usually excluded from clinical trials because they have other illnesses or poor performance status - a measure of disease progression - researchers reported this week at the 52nd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting. "Our findings suggest current eligibility standards that...

2010-12-07 06:30:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced positive complete 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 an overall response rate (ORR) (partial response or greater) of 24.1 percent and a median duration of response (DOR) of 8.3 months in patients who entered the study after...

2010-12-07 06:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EntreMed, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENMD), today announced the presentation of data for its Phase 2 oncology drug candidate, ENMD-2076 an Aurora A/angiogenic kinase inhibitor. Data from the Phase 1 studies with ENMD-2076 in patients with multiple myeloma and relapsed or refractory leukemia were presented by EntreMed investigators during poster sessions at the 2010 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting being held December 4-7 in...

2010-12-06 15:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that it will host an investor teleconference and webcast. Investigators will discuss data presentations surrounding carfilzomib in multiple myeloma, as featured at the 52nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, Florida. The virtual event will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET on December 7, 2010. The live webcast will be available at:...

2010-12-06 12:19:16

Drug also acts against chronic myeloid leukemia with untreatable T135I mutation A new drug appears to help chronic myeloid leukemia patients who are out of treatment options after first- and second-line drugs have failed them or because their cancer cells have a mutation that makes them resistant from the start, researchers reported at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. In a Phase I clinical trial, the drug ponatinib produced major or complete hematologic responses...

2010-12-06 12:07:46

Over the past decade, significant advances have been made in the treatment of leukemia through the ongoing development of gene-based targeted therapies. Research that will be presented today at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology provides greater understanding of the optimal use of several BCR-ABL inhibitors for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and how a new gene target functions for several myeloid...

2010-12-06 07:58:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Novartis at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=b76c2552-3cd3-4727-8f46-ef825bcb66d4# Novartis announced 24-month data showing that Tasigna® (nilotinib) continues to surpass Glivec® (imatinib)* in the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) in chronic phase1. These new data, from the first Phase...

2010-12-06 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that a significantly higher proportion of patients with newly diagnosed chronic myeloid leukemia who were treated with bosutinib (39 percent) experienced a major molecular response (MMR), a secondary endpoint, compared with patients treated with imatinib (26 percent) in the intent-to-treat (ITT) population (p=0.002). However, the study did not meet its primary endpoint of superior complete cytogenetic response...

2010-12-06 06:09:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Fewer patients taking Tasigna for Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase progressed to advanced stages of the disease 24-month analysis confirms Tasigna induces deeper and more durable cytogenetic and molecular responses Tasigna now approved in the US and Switzerland for this indication; regulatory submissions under review in EU, Japan and other countries worldwide Novartis announced today 24-month...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.