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2011-05-11 19:40:21

Some of the most effective and expensive cancer drugs, dubbed "smart drugs" for their ability to stop tumors by targeting key drivers of cancer cell growth, are not effective in some patients. In two related studies, Yale School of Medicine researchers examined one such driver, the EGF receptor (EGFR), and found that a decoy receptor might be limiting the amount of drug that gets to the intended target. "We know that smart drugs like Cetuximab are not always effective in the cancer cells...

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...

2011-03-01 15:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company developing novel therapeutics that target cancer stem cells, today announced the publication of preclinical data demonstrating that its lead candidate, OMP-21M18, inhibits tumor growth and reduces cancer stem cell frequency when administered alone or in combination with chemotherapy in human colorectal cancer tumors with or without KRAS mutations. This study was published in the March 1, 2011...

2010-12-02 07:00:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the testing rate for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation--a predictor of response to Genentech/Roche/OSI/Chugai's EGFR inhibitor Tarceva--in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients will increase by approximately 50 percent over the next 12 months, according to surveyed U.S. oncologists. In line with...

2010-10-27 02:21:47

Even though the cancer-treatment agent cetuximab is not considered effective treatment for KRAS (a gene)-mutated metastatic colorectal tumors, new research indicates that patients with colorectal cancer not responding to chemotherapy and a certain variation of this gene who were treated with cetuximab had longer overall and progression-free survival than patients with other KRAS-mutations, according to a study in the October 27 issue of JAMA. "Recent retrospective correlative analyses 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,...

2010-10-05 15:57:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that results from several important studies from the Company's oncology portfolio will be presented at the 35th European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress, Oct. 8-12, 2010, in Milan, Italy. "Cancer is a complex disease which requires innovative therapeutic approaches. Amgen is exploring numerous biologic pathways to develop novel therapies to treat cancer and lessen the side effects of cancer...

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...


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