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2010-06-07 14:01:57

Georgetown researcher says it is important to expand access for these patients to NCI-sponsored clinical trials Preliminary findings from a unique study with sunitinib suggest that it might be possible to tweak the dosage of chemotherapy drugs used to treat HIV-positive cancer patients to achieve therapeutic benefit. Given the type of drug cocktail patients use to treat their HIV, much more or considerably less chemotherapy may be warranted, say the researchers, part of the NCI-supported AIDS...

2010-06-05 16:39:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation ("Novartis") announced today that results from a Phase II study show Afinitor® (everolimus) tablets is the first medication in a clinical trial to decrease the size of subependymal giant cell astrocytomas (SEGAs), benign brain tumors associated with tuberous sclerosis (TS) (1,2). In this study of 28 patients presented today at the 46th American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual...

2010-06-03 08:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) scientists and independent researchers will highlight the latest clinical trial data on four of Abbott's investigational oncology compounds at this year's American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, scheduled for June 4-8 in Chicago. The presentations include data on inhibitors of VEGFR and PDGFR, PARP and bcl-2, and a humanized monoclonal antibody directed against CS1. Abbott's oncology pipeline...

2010-06-03 00:20:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation ("Novartis") announced today that a Phase III study of Afinitor® (everolimus) tablets plus best supportive care met its primary endpoint, showing the drug significantly extended progression-free survival, or time without tumor growth, in patients with advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NET). The study, RADIANT-3 (RAD001 In Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors), is part of the largest...

2010-05-28 17:51:22

Small but decisive study highlights differences in clear- and non-clear cell subtypes Of the more than 38,000 Americans diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) each year, approximately 20 percent have non-clear cell forms of the disease. New findings shows that a non-clear cell form of kidney cancer known as papillary RCC, which accounts for 12 percent of all RCC, responds differently to sunitinib "“ a standard frontline treatment for RCC. In a small but decisive Phase II trial, the...

2010-05-20 07:00:00

NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pfizer Oncology (NYSE: PFE) will present new data highlighting the company's focused approach to cancer drug development through the identification and validation of molecular targets. These results will be presented at the 46th Annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago from June 4-8. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100416/PFIZERLOGO ) "Pfizer Oncology is committed to applying discoveries from cancer...

2010-04-08 06:30:00

CALGARY, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) announced today that a paper entitled "Antiangiogenic cancer therapy combined with oncolytic virotherapy leads to regression of established tumors in mice," co-senior authored by Dr. Richard Vile of the Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA, and Dr. Kevin Harrington of the Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK, was published in the online version of the Journal...

2010-02-18 08:46:48

Physicians who conducted a pilot study at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center found that therapy before surgery with the drug sorafenib can reduce the size of large tumors and could be safely undertaken administered without adding significantly to the risks of surgery. More than 57,000 Americans face a diagnosis of kidney cancer each year. Now patients with advanced disease may soon have another treatment option. Physicians who conducted a pilot study at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive...

2010-02-18 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the targeted cancer drug market will double in value, from $25 billion in 2008 to $51 billion in 2015. Growth will be driven by increasing sales of existing marketed targeted agents and by sales of new targeted agents introduced to the market prior to the end of 2015. In 2008, the major players in the targeted cancer...

2010-02-18 08:19:36

Researchers are able to predict and reverse resistance to a commonly used treatment Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) researchers have found a way to reverse resistance to sunitinib, a treatment that is currently the first line of defense against clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), a deadly form of kidney cancer.  Most patients who show a positive response to sunitinib develop a resistance to the drug after one year of treatment. Kidney cancer is among the 10 most common cancers...