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2014-01-14 08:30:33

Data from Three Ongoing Phase II Trials of Pracinostat Anticipated by Year End SAN DIEGO, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP), an oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer, announced today that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase II clinical trial of Pracinostat, the Company's investigational oral histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) who either failed to...

2013-06-18 08:31:20

First Patients Dosed in Multicenter, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study SAN DIEGO, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP), an oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer, announced today that the first patients have been dosed in a Phase II clinical trial of its lead drug candidate Pracinostat in combination with Vidaza (azacitidine) in patients with previously untreated intermediate-2 or high-risk myelodysplastic...

2010-04-26 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that Celgene's Vidaza (azacitidine) (seven-day dosing) will retain Decision Resources' proprietary clinical gold standard status through 2013 for the treatment of high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes. While some emerging drugs in development hold promise, none offer significant survival advantages over Vidaza. A modified dosing...

2009-05-05 07:00:00

The Need for More-Efficacious Treatments Creates Significant Opportunity for Drug Developers in this Niche Market, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues finds that, through 2012, growth in the myelodysplastic syndromes drug market will be driven principally by the launch in Europe of Celgene's Vidaza and Revlimid. Launch of...

2009-02-18 07:30:00

VIDAZA Restores Gene Function to Double Survival and Increase Transfusion Independence CROSSWICKS, N.J., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Foundation says data published in the peer reviewed medical journal The Lancet Oncology confirms VIDAZA extends survival for patients with higher-risk MDS. Myelodysplastic syndromes are a group of blood-related malignancies that are difficult to treat and in higher-risk patients have a median survival rate of less than one year....

2008-12-17 13:07:02

A French-led international study suggests acute myeloid leukemia patients treated with Vidaza (azacitidine) have significantly increased overall survival. Acute myeloid leukemia is a cancer in which abnormal cells accumulate in bone marrow and interfere with normal blood cell production. Patients with AML typically have a poor prognosis and do not respond well to conventional chemotherapy, researchers said, noting approximately 30 percent of patients diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome,...

2008-12-02 08:00:00

Randomized Comparator Study to Evaluate Efficacy of Commercially Available Hypomethylating Agents WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Corporation of North America today announced that it plans to initiate the first clinical trial evaluating the activity of Dacogen(R) (decitabine for injection) compared to Vidaza(R) (azacitidine) in adult patients with intermediate-1, intermediate-2 or high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a potentially life-threatening group of bone...

2008-10-30 09:00:11

The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International has announced that the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has awarded Vidaza a positive opinion for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes patients who are not eligible for stem cell transplants. The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use's (CHMP's) positive opinion is based on data from the AZA-001 trial, which has demonstrated an overall survival benefit for higher-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) patients....

2008-10-27 12:00:10

Celgene International has announced that its cancer drug, Vidaza, has received a positive opinion from the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use for the treatment of adult patients with myelodysplastic syndromes, acute myeloid leukemia and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. The positive opinion includes important survival data from the AZA-001 trial in higher-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) patients. The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use...

2008-08-25 12:01:19

The Moffitt Cancer Center announced today that Dr. Alan List, Physician-in-Chief, was one of the key investigators in a VIDAZA (azacitidine) clinical trial (AZA-001) whose results the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved to add to the drug's label. In May 2004, VIDAZA was the first drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of MDS. The AZA-001 study is the largest ever phase III; multi-center randomized trial involving higher-risk MDS patients. This study found that...