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2011-06-06 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cylene Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the presentation of encouraging data from an ongoing Phase I dose-escalation trial of CX-4945 in patients with solid tumors at the 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting held on June 4-8 in Chicago, IL. Dr. Robert Marschke, the Principal Investigator from Front Range Cancer Specialists, Fort Collins, CO, presented clinical data highlighting the safety, pharmacokinetic (PK) and...

2011-06-05 08:10:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced new data today showing a significant improvement in both recurrence-free survival and overall survival for patients taking Gleevec® (imatinib mesylate)* tablets for three years after surgery to remove KIT (CD117)-positive gastrointestinal stromal tumors (KIT+ GIST) compared to one year of treatment. These data will be presented at the 47th American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) plenary session on...

2011-06-02 12:47:00

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and PORTLAND, Ore., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) and MolecularMD Corp. today announce the launch of a personalized medicine program for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients. Through this program, Medco will offer patients diagnosed with CML a molecular test known as qRT-PCR (quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction) BCR-ABL to monitor the disease. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO ) The...

2011-06-02 16:03:37

Scientists have identified a drug combination, when used in advanced lung cancer patients, shows a survival advantage in patients who no longer respond to existing therapies. They found that bexarotene and erlotinib can each repress the critical cell cycle regulator: cyclin D1. The drug combination also broadened the reach to include a specific subset of patients, such as those resistant due to the presence of a ras mutation in their cancer. The study was published in the June issue of Cancer...

2011-06-02 07:30:00

WALTHAM, Mass., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Syndax Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage epigenetics oncology company, today announced allowance by the United States Patent and Trademark Office of Patent Application Serial No. 12/549458 entitled: " N-(2-AMINOPHENYL)-4[N-(PYRIDINE-3-YL)- METHOXYCARBONYL--AMINOMETHYL]-BENZAMINE (MS-275) POLYMORPH B." This follows the UK issuance which was granted in October of 2010 adding to the extensive patent estate. The patent covers the novel polymorph...

2011-06-01 15:06:28

Effect seen no matter how many drugs are given, analysis of 1975-2010 trial data shows Asian non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients survive longer than Caucasians no matter how many drugs are given in a first-line setting, and the effect was apparent both before and after the introduction of targeted therapies in the early 2000s, according to research published in the June issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. "It is recognized Asian patients with a common type of lung cancer, the...

2011-06-01 00:24:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation ("Novartis") will showcase data from 140 abstracts on its current oncology products and investigational agents at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). These data underscore the company's commitment to developing treatments to improve the lives of patients with cancer. "Through our commitment to R&D and collaborations with the scientific and patient communities,...

2011-05-26 09:14:00

OMAHA, Neb., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Transgenomic, Inc. (OTC/BB: TBIO) announced today that it has acquired an exclusive worldwide license to Montefiore Medical Center's (Bronx, NY, US) patent application, "Method of Determining the Sensitivity of Cancer Cells to EGFR Inhibitors including cetuximab, panitumumab and erlotinib". The invention relates to the discovery by Montefiore scientists and collaborators that tumor-specific mutations in the genes PIK3CA and PTEN can aid in...

2011-05-25 11:28:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will present new phase Ib data at the 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago (June 3-7) that indicates combining its investigational therapy afatinib (BIBW 2992) with cetuximab at the maximum tested dose controlled disease in all (n=22) treated epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutation positive patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who developed...

2011-05-20 15:34:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Sutent (sunitinib) to treat patients with progressive neuroendocrine cancerous tumors located in the pancreas that cannot be removed by surgery or that have spread to other parts of the body (metastatic). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Neuroendocrine tumors found in the pancreas are slow-growing and rare. It is estimated that there are fewer than...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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