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2014-06-17 08:29:08

SAN DIEGO, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) announced that mocetinostat, the company's spectrum selective HDAC inhibitor, has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration as a treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Mocetinostat is being developed in Phase 2 clinical studies in combination with Vidaza as a treatment for intermediate and high-risk MDS, as well as a single agent treatment in patients with...

2014-06-10 08:31:13

Study Meets Pre-Specified CR/CRi Rate in First Nine Patients SAN DIEGO, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP), an oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer, today announced preliminary response data from the first stage of a two-stage, open-label Phase II clinical study of its investigational drug candidate Pracinostat in combination with Vidaza(®) (azacitidine) in elderly patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid...

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...

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....


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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