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2011-01-12 16:03:09

Mice previously exposed to traumatic situations demonstrate a more persistent memory of fear conditioning - acquired by associating an acoustic stimulus with an aversive stimulus - and lack the ability to inhibit this fear. This phenomenon is similar to that of people who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), an anxiety disorder which appears after being exposed to highly traumatic situations, such as a violent attack, a natural disaster or physical abuse. In the study...

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2010-12-23 08:02:49

Implications for blocking metastasis and improving responses to existing therapies Overexpression or hyperactivation of ErbB cell-surface receptors drives the growth of many breast cancers. Drugs, like Herceptin, that block the receptors' signals halt tumor progression in some patients. However, not all patients' tumors respond, with some becoming resistant over time. Different drugs that interfere with other steps in the signaling pathway may improve the response of patients, yet little is...

2010-12-07 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HALO) today announced that Roche has completed patient enrollment for the pivotal Phase 3 study of Herceptin SC (trastuzumab subcutaneous), a subcutaneous formulation that uses Halozyme's Enhanze(TM) technology (rHuPH20, recombinant human hyaluronidase). Patients in the study receive chemotherapy concurrent with either Herceptin intravenous (IV) or Herceptin SC every three weeks for the first 8 cycles....

2010-11-17 13:41:47

Scientists believe they may have found a new target for treating triple negative breast cancer "“ one of the more difficult breast cancers to treat successfully and for which there is no targeted therapy at present. Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a cancer that does not express receptors for oestrogen (ER), progesterone (PR) or the human epidermal growth factor (HER2). It tends to be more aggressive, occurs more often in younger women, and is difficult to treat successfully as...

2010-10-27 10:38:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Laureate Pharma, Inc., a full-service contract development and manufacturing organization, announced today that they have entered into a development and manufacturing agreement to produce AV-203, AVEO Pharmaceutical's (Cambridge, MA) novel monoclonal antibody targeted against ErbB3. Laureate's services will include process development, protein production, purification and aseptic filling of AP-203 for AVEO. The project is presently underway and...

2010-09-28 20:19:52

Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) may be a promising alternative, noninvasive source of tumor materials for biomarker assessment, according to data presented at the Fourth AACR International Conference on Molecular Diagnostics in Cancer Therapeutic Development. "The basic idea is that CTCs can provide real-time information about a patient's current disease state, acting as a 'liquid biopsy,'" said Siminder Kaur Atwal, Ph.D., senior research associate at Genentech. "They are much less invasive...

2010-09-21 21:56:28

Molecularly targeted therapies can reduce tumors rapidly. However, not all tumors respond to the drugs, and even those that do often develop resistance over time. Looking for a way to combat the problem of resistance, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center hypothesized that hitting already weakened cancer cells with a second targeted agent could kill them"”but only if it was the right second agent. One well-validated molecular target for anti-cancer drugs is the epidermal growth factor...

2010-07-22 06:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and sanofi-aventis announced today that the first patient has received an initial dose in a Phase 2 randomized double blind clinical study combining MM-121 with exemestane (Aromasin®) in breast cancer patients. MM-121, Merrimack's lead oncology therapeutic candidate, is an antibody designed to block signaling of ErbB3. ErbB3 is a key mediator of the ErbB pathway, a pathway...

2010-06-04 14:18:31

MM-111 antibody uses HER2 target to reach and block HER3 Patients with HER2-positive cancers can have dramatic responses to HER2-targeted drugs but eventually develop resistance to the agents. With that problem in mind, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers are testing a novel type of antibody called MM-111 in patients with HER2-positive disease who have progressed on standard therapy. Unlike natural antibodies, which have two arms that recognize the same antigen, the new MM-111 antibody has...

2010-05-20 17:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim will announce preliminary data in the areas of head and neck cancer and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) for one of the company's investigational compounds, BIBW 2992. These data will be presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago. BIBW 2992 is an orally-administered small molecule under development that irreversibly inhibits the epidermal growth factor...


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