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2014-01-31 10:46:34

In patients with a frequently-relapsing form of kidney disease, relapses decreased approximately five-fold for at least one year after patients took a single dose of rituximab, an antibody that targets the immune system and is often used to treat immune disorders such as lymphoma and arthritis. The findings, which will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), suggest that this drug may provide considerable benefits for patients. For most...

2014-01-24 12:23:26

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) announced today that the EU Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended that the European Commission approve Roche's subcutaneous (SC) formulation of MabThera(®) (rituximab) using Halozyme's recombinant human hyaluronidase (rHuPH20) for the treatment of patients with common forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100302/LA63139LOGO)...

2014-01-24 11:25:34

Results on test of Idelalisib suggest CLL may be treated without toxic chemotherapy Use of a twice-daily pill could turn a deadly blood cancer into a highly treatable disease, according to scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College who led a multinational research team. Their findings on the therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), reported in the Jan. 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest that patients may be able to avoid having to take debilitating...

2014-01-13 08:30:25

SHANGHAI, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ShangPharma Corporation is pleased to announce that Dr. Mitchell Reff has joined the company as Chief Biologics Officer. Dr. Reff brings over 30 years of research and development experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. Dr. Reff's appointment further strengthens the world-class technical capabilities of ChemPartner's Biologics Division and offers Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies from around the world first-rate strategic and...

2014-01-06 04:21:41

- PIXUVRI Deemed Cost Effective for Patients with Multiply Relapsed or Refractory Aggressive B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) - SEATTLE, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) today reported that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the independent body responsible for driving improvement and excellence in the health and social care system in the United Kingdom (UK), has issued its Final Appraisal Determination...

2013-12-10 16:25:09

-- Clinical Presentation in Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Deemed "Best of ASH" -- NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmacyclics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYC) today announced results of 40 clinical, non-clinical and pre-clinical presentations on ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA((TM))) at the 55(TH) Annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) held in New Orleans, Dec 7 - 10, 2013. There were seven presentations of clinical data, of which five were oral presentations, including...

2013-12-08 12:21:19

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several new, targeted therapies show promise to expand treatment options for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and are more effective and better tolerated than standard chemotherapy, according to studies presented today during the 55th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans. CLL is a blood cancer that occurs when abnormal white blood cells called lymphocytes accumulate in the blood, bone...

2013-12-04 04:21:20

- Decision Applies to Patients with Aggressive B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Who Have Failed Two or Three Prior Lines of Therapy - SEATTLE, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) announced today that it concluded an agreement with the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds (GKV-Spitzenverband) in Germany for PIXUVRI® (pixantrone). PIXUVRI is the first medicinal product approved in the European Union (E.U.) for patients with...

2013-11-19 08:28:41

Findings Highlight Company's Growing Hematologic Area of Focus, Including Ibrutinib, Siltuximab and Daratumumab RARITAN, N.J., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) announced that data related to three Janssen compounds have been selected for presentation at the 55(th) American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Nine pieces of company-sponsored research will be presented out of a total of nearly 50 abstracts involving...

2013-11-14 11:32:11

Adult patients with a type of cancer known as Burkitt lymphoma had excellent long-term survival rates—upwards of 90 percent—following treatment with low-intensity chemotherapy regimens, according to a new clinical trial finding. Standard treatment for Burkitt lymphoma involves high-dose chemotherapy, which has a high rate of toxicity, including death, and cures only 60 percent of adult patients. This trial was conducted by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the...