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2009-10-19 19:17:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved VOTRIENT(TM) (pazopanib) to treat patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a form of kidney cancer. Approximately 57,700 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with kidney cancer this year, and 13,000 people will die from this disease. "RCC is the most common malignancy of the kidney and is highly resistant to chemotherapy,"...

2009-10-19 17:30:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Votrient (pazopanib), the sixth drug to be approved for kidney cancer since 2005. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Votrient is an oral medication that interferes with angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels needed for solid tumors to grow and survive. Votrient is intended for people with advanced renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer...

2009-09-29 07:05:00

Perifosine Continues to Demonstrate Impressive Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Patients who Progressed after Failing Treatment with both a VEGF Receptor Inhibitor and an mTOR Inhibitor QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AEterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS, TSX: AEZ), ("the Company") a global biopharmaceutical company focused on endocrine therapy and oncology, today announced that Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX),...

2009-09-29 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) today announced updated clinical results from a Phase 2 study of KRX-0401 (perifosine), the Company's PI3K/Akt pathway inhibitor for cancer, as a single-agent treatment for advanced metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Dr. Thomas E. Hutson, Director of the Genitourinary Oncology Program at Baylor-Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas, Texas, presented the data on Saturday, September 26th, in an oral...

2009-09-14 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) today announced that Phase 2 data of KRX-0401 (perifosine), the Company's PI3K/Akt pathway inhibitor for cancer, as a single agent in the treatment of advanced metastatic renal cell cancer, has been selected for oral presentation at the Eighth International Kidney Cancer Symposium, to be held in Chicago from September 25-26, 2009. Dr. Thomas E. Hutson, Director of the Genitourinary Oncology Program...

2009-09-14 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept.14 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues finds that, following its launch and uptake, GlaxoSmithKline's angiogenesis inhibitor Votrient (formerly Armala) will garner sales of $640 million by 2018 and will take significant market share away from Pfizer's Sutent. In 2008, Sutent had accounted for 61 percent of sales in the angiogenesis inhibitor drug class. The new Pharmacor...

2009-09-10 07:46:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. World Cancer Therapies Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0109886/World-Cancer-Therapies-Market.html This report analyzes the global market for Cancer Therapies in US$ Billion. The specific product segments analyzed are Chemotherapy, Targeted Therapy, Hormonal Therapy, and Immunotherapy. Annual forecasts for the global market is provided for the period of 2006...

2009-09-08 09:07:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors http://www.reportlinker.com/p0131227/Small-Molecule-Kinase-Inhibitors.html This report analyzes the Global Market for Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors in Millions of US$ by the following Product Segments: Gleevec/Glivec, Tarceva, Sutent, Nexavar, Sprycel, Iressa, Tykerb/Tyverb, and Others. Annual forecasts are provided for the...

2009-09-08 10:15:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Lung Cancer Therapeutics http://www.reportlinker.com/p0131247/Lung-Cancer-Therapeutics.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets (Annual Revenues) for Lung Cancer Therapeutics in Millions of US$. The US market for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer treatment is further analyzed by: Chemotherapy Drugs, and Targeted Drugs. The report provides separate comprehensive...

2009-06-01 07:30:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neurobiological Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTII) (NTI(R)) today announced that Celtic Pharmaceutical Holdings L.P. (Celtic Pharma) has announced the results from its Phase 3 Clinical Program for XERECEPT(R) in patients with edema associated with brain tumors and from preclinical studies of XERECEPT in brain tumor models. NTI sold the worldwide rights and assets related to XERECEPT to Celtic Pharma in November 2005. If Celtic Pharma...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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