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2011-01-21 15:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced presentation of three studies at the American Society of Clinical Oncology® (ASCO®) (1) Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Symposium, including one finding that high tumor grade was not a marker of higher recurrence risk in stage II colon cancer, suggesting that other markers, such as the Oncotype DX® Recurrence Score®...

2011-01-13 14:29:53

Laboratory study indicates need for more clinical research of mechanisms that influence the activity of oxaliplatin Genomic research could help doctors better target a drug widely used to treat colorectal cancer patients, according to a study by Genomic Health Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The drug, oxaliplatin, is widely used in colon cancer. It is used in early disease, following surgery in those cancers that are likely to recur. It is also...

2011-01-10 06:30:00

CALGARY, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) announced today that a U.S. Phase I study of REOLYSIN((R)) in combination with FOLFIRI (Folinic Acid (leucovorin) + Fluorouracil (5-FU) + Irinotecan) in patients with oxaliplatin refractory/intolerant Kras mutant colorectal cancer (REO 022) is now open to enrollment. The principal investigator is Dr. Sanjay Goel of the Montefiore Medical Center at The Albert Einstein College of...

2010-10-12 16:42:21

Adding the targeted drug cetuximab to a three-drug chemotherapy regimen for first-line treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer does not improve response rate, progression-free survival or overall survival, researchers reported at the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in Milan, Italy. Professor Kjell Magne Tveit from Oslo University Hospital, Norway, reported the unexpected results from the NORDIC VII study, which included 566 patients from Sweden, Denmark,...

2010-10-04 16:05:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that results from the PRIME '203' and '181' pivotal Phase 3 trials evaluating Vectibix® (panitumumab) in combination with chemotherapy (FOLFOX or FOLFIRI) as a first and second-line treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), respectively, were published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. "Both studies demonstrated that Vectibix administered with chemotherapy...

2010-09-08 15:00:00

PARIS and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGN) announced today that the Phase 3 VELOUR clinical trial of aflibercept (VEGF Trap) in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) will continue to completion as planned, with no modifications due to efficacy or safety concerns. This decision is based on the recommendation of an Independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC)...

2010-09-08 13:46:41

Use of gemcitabine, a drug that can be effective in treating advanced and resected pancreatic cancer, did not result in improved overall survival after pancreatic cancer resection (surgical removal) compared to patients who received fluorouracil and folinic acid, another treatment regimen that has shown effectiveness, according to a study in the September 8 issue of JAMA. "Pancreatic cancer is one of the major causes of cancer death globally, with a 5-year survival rate of less than 5...

2010-08-11 08:20:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced top-line results from a randomized Phase 3 trial evaluating Vectibix® (panitumumab) as a first-line treatment in patients with recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell head and neck cancer. The data showed the addition of Vectibix to platinum-based chemotherapy did not result in a statistically significant improvement in overall survival, the primary endpoint, compared to...

2010-06-29 08:10:00

QUEBEC CITY, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS, TSX: AEZ) (the "Company"), a late-stage drug development company specialized in oncology and endocrine therapy, today announced that abstract O-0017, entitled, "Subset Analysis of 5-FU Refractory Patients from a Randomized Phase 2 Study of Perifosine + Capecitabine (P-CAP) vs. Placebo + Capecitabine (CAP) in Patients with 2nd or 3rd Line Metastatic CRC", has been selected for oral presentation at the upcoming...

2010-06-08 08:05:00

Data Reported at ASCO Confirm a Statistically Significant Improvement in Both Time to Tumor Progression and Overall Survival in the Perifosine + Capecitabine Arm Versus Placebo + Capecitabine Arm QUEBEC CITY, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS, TSX: AEZ) (the "Company"), a late-stage drug development company specialized in oncology and endocrine therapy, today reported final results on the clinical activity of perifosine (KRX-0401), the Company's novel,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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