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2010-03-25 08:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that a therapy that improves disease-free survival over FOLFOX4* at three years for the treatment of stage III colon cancer would earn a 55 percent patient share in the United States, according to surveyed U.S. oncologists. In Europe, such an agent would earn a 50 percent patient share, according to surveyed European...

2010-03-15 08:52:00

WALTHAM, Mass., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that a therapy that would improve median overall survival over IFL (bolus 5-fluorouracil, generics/leucovorin, generics/irinotecan*) plus bevacizumab (Roche/Genentech/Chugai's Avastin), would earn a 60 percent patient share in stage IV colorectal cancer, according to surveyed U.S. oncologists. In Europe, such an agent would earn...

2010-03-11 09:15:00

DETROIT, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. (NYSE: CPD) has launched oxaliplatin injections. These 50mg and 100mg oxaliplatin injections, which are therapeutically equivalent to Eloxatin® from Sanofi-Aventis, received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Sun Pharma's Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA). Oxaliplatin is an anticancer used in the treatment of colon and rectal cancer. Oxaliplatin injections...

2010-02-03 07:35:00

Phase 3 X-PECT Trial (Xeloda(R) + Perifosine Evaluation in Colorectal cancer Treatment) to be led by Dr. Johanna Bendell, Director, GI Oncology Research, Sarah Cannon Research Institute QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AEterna Zentaris Inc. (Nasdaq: AEZS; TSX: AEZ) (the "Company"), a late-stage drug development company specialized in oncology and endocrinology, today announced that its partner, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: KERX), has reached an agreement with the U.S. Food...

2010-02-03 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) announced today that it has reached agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) on the design of a Phase 3 trial for its PI3K/Akt pathway inhibitor, KRX-0401 (perifosine), in patients with refractory metastatic colorectal cancer. The SPA provides agreement that the Phase 3 study design adequately addresses objectives in support of a...

2010-01-25 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) yesterday reported updated results on the clinical activity of KRX-0401 (perifosine), the Company's PI3K/Akt pathway inhibitor for cancer, in combination with capecitabine (Xeloda®) as a treatment for advanced, metastatic colon cancer. Abstract #447, entitled, "Randomized phase II study of perifosine in combination with capecitabine (P-CAP) versus capecitabine plus placebo (CAP) in...

2010-01-24 06:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative oncology therapies, today announced final data from a randomized, controlled Phase 2 trial of picoplatin in metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. The study met its primary objective, as picoplatin in combination with 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin (FOLPI regimen) was associated with a statistically significant reduction in...

2010-01-21 08:00:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that detailed results from two pivotal Phase 3 studies evaluating Vectibix® (panitumumab) in combination with chemotherapy for the first and second-line treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) (the PRIME '203' and '181' trials, respectively) will be presented at the 2010 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in Orlando, Florida...

2010-01-07 07:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD) today provided an overview of its 2010 corporate, clinical and regulatory goals for picoplatin. "Our focus in 2010 is to secure a strategic partnership to continue the development of picoplatin as a preferred platinum agent in the treatment of solid tumor malignancies. We believe that current data from approximately 1,100 patients treated with picoplatin, including data from Phase 2...

2009-11-30 00:30:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) announced today that its new class of platinum-based anti-tumor compounds, termed bis-platinates, demonstrated a stronger anti-tumor potency and activity compared to currently available platinum-based compounds as well as the ability to overcome cisplatin-resistance in cancer cell lines. The results were presented in a paper titled "Novel Bis-platinum Complexes Endowed with an Improved...


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