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2011-07-22 02:00:00

TOKYO, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (HQ: Tokyo, President: Toru Usami) announced on July 22 the results of a randomized, Phase II clinical trial for the novel oral nucleoside antitumor agent TAS-102 under development by the company for metastatic colorectal cancer, at the 9th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Medical Oncology held in Yokohama. (Abstract no. 10428) The trial was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study with a primary...

2011-06-24 09:59:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion recommending that Vectibix® (panitumumab) be approved for use in the European Union (EU) in first-line in combination with FOLFOX and in second-line in combination with FOLFIRI in patients who have received first-line fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy...

2011-06-06 00:00:00

PARIS and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that data showing that the investigational agent ZALTRAP(TM) (aflibercept), also known as VEGF Trap, significantly improved survival in previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer patients will be presented at the ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer on June 25, 2011. The abstract (#0-0024) was published in the June...

2011-05-12 07:30:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows a combination treatment might be better than the drug gemcitabine at improving survival among patients with pancreatic cancer that has spread to other areas of the body. Pancreatic cancer often has a poor prognosis even when it is diagnosed early. The cancer typically spreads rapidly and is seldom detected in early stages. According to the National Cancer Institute, about 43,140 new cases of pancreatic cancer were diagnosed in 2010. About 36,800 people...

2011-04-26 15:05:00

PARIS and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGN) today announced that the Phase III VELOUR trial evaluating the investigational agent ZALTRAP(TM) (aflibercept), also known as VEGF Trap, in combination with the FOLFIRI chemotherapy regimen [folinic acid (leucovorin), 5-fluorouracil, and irinotecan] versus a regimen of FOLFIRI plus placebo met its primary endpoint of improving overall...

2011-04-06 15:52:35

Oncologists can use colorectal cancer patients' own immune system to boost the effects of chemotherapy and increase progression-free survival, according to Phase III study results presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held here April 2-6. Patients with advanced colorectal cancer are typically treated with combination chemotherapy with fluorouracil or the derivative product, capecitabine with or without levofolinic acid with irinotecan (FOLFIRI) or oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) given alone,...

2011-03-30 15:05:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) announced today that it has submitted a request to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for a re-examination of the negative opinion issued in March by the Committee For Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) for the use of Vectibix in combination with chemotherapy for patients with wild-type KRAS metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Amgen believes that Vectibix in combination with chemotherapy provides an important...

2011-03-18 07:06:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today issued the following statement: Amgen has received notice that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a negative opinion for Amgen's application to extend the marketing authorization in Europe for Vectibix(®) (panitumumab) to include combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of patients with wild-type KRAS metastatic...

2011-03-17 06:30:00

CALGARY, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) ("Oncolytics" or the "Company") today announced its financial results and operational highlights for the year ended December 31, 2010. "2010 was marked by the further expansion of our late-stage clinical program, particularly with respect to the addition of randomized trials and new indications," said Dr. Brad Thompson, President and CEO of Oncolytics.  "Both during the year and...

2011-03-10 15:05:00

PARIS and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGN) today announced results from the Phase III VITAL trial evaluating the investigational agent aflibercept (VEGF Trap) for the second-line treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The data showed that adding aflibercept to the chemotherapy drug docetaxel did not meet the pre-specified criteria for the primary endpoint of improvement...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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