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2014-07-02 16:24:20

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A collaborative study between OncoPlex Diagnostics, Vall d´Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, with support from the BBVA Foundation, defined for the first time a quantitative HER2 protein level measured by mass spectrometry is associated with longer disease free and overall survival in patients receiving anti-HER2 treatment. Results of the study were presented during the ASCO 2014 Annual...

2014-06-26 23:01:59

Researchers at UC Davis have determined that surgical biopsies can be safely performed on select patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer, which should enhance their access to drugs that target specific genetic mutations such as epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Researchers at UC Davis have determined that surgical biopsies can be safely performed on select patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer, which should enhance...

2014-06-26 12:27:15

LONDON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Colorectal Cancer -- KOL Insight Modulehttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diseases/colorectal_cancer_kol_insight_module.html IntroductionThe global market for colorectal cancer (CRC) drugs is undergoing a fundamental shift due to wider generic competition in cytotoxics and increasing adoption of anti-EGFR products as first line therapies. What will be the impact on market leader...

2014-06-26 08:27:43

- Trial will measure investigational compound's efficacy and safety in patients with HER2-negative breast cancer, associated with BRCA 1, BRCA 2 mutations NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced the initiation of a Phase III clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of its investigational compound, veliparib (ABT-888), when added to carboplatin and paclitaxel, two chemotherapeutic medicines, in patients with advanced breast...

2014-06-16 16:25:14

Lung-MAP Trial Will Test Five Investigational Approaches, Including Amgen's Rilotumumab, an Investigational Fully Human Monoclonal Antibody THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) announced today that it will collaborate with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and other public and private sector partners on the Lung Master Protocol (Lung-MAP), a groundbreaking new clinical trial program that will use...

2014-06-09 12:26:41

Public Healthcare Systems in Brazil and Mexico Cover Targeted Therapies but with Indication-Specific Restrictions, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that targeted therapies such as MabThera (rituximab) for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and Velcade (bortezomib) for multiple myeloma (MM) enjoy extensive but incomplete coverage in Brazil and Mexico through complex mechanisms. To obtain reimbursement,...

2014-06-03 11:48:40

University of Colorado Denver At the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers reported results of a Phase I trial of OMP-54F28 (FZD8-Fc), an investigational drug candidate discovered by OncoMed Pharmaceuticals targeting cancer stem cells (CSCs). The drug was generally well tolerated, and several of the 26 patients with advanced solid tumors experienced stable disease for greater than six months. Three trials...

2014-06-03 11:22:42

University of Colorado Denver A study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2014 reports the results of a first-in-human, phase 1 dose escalation trial of crizotinib (XALKORI) in 14 patients with advanced, MET-amplified non-small cell lung cancer (NCT00585195). In 2011, the drug crizotinib earned accelerated approval by the US FDA to target the subset of advanced non-small cell lung cancers caused by rearrangements of the anaplastic lymphoma...

2014-06-03 08:31:30

Pathway Analysis Confirms the Unique Clinical Utility of Caris Molecular Intelligence(TM) CHICAGO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caris Life Sciences®, a leading biosciences company focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, announced today the presentation of data identifying multiple novel biomarkers as potential targets for immunotherapeutic agents in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), an aggressive form of breast cancer in which the cancer cells lack estrogen receptors...

2014-06-02 12:29:47

Six Phase 3 / Pivotal Trials with Array's MEK Inhibitors Advancing BOULDER, Colo., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Array BioPharma-invented MEK inhibitors, binimetinib (MEK162) and selumetinib, were showcased at the 50th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). At the meeting, preliminary data for the combination of binimetinib and CDK4/6 inhibitor LEE011 (discovered by Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in collaboration with Astex...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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