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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Abraxane for Injectable Suspension (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin-bound) in January 2005 for the treatment of breast cancer after failure of combination chemotherapy for metastatic disease or relapse within six months of adjuvant chemotherapy. Prior therapy should have included an anthracycline unless clinically contraindicated.
Molecular packaging enhances cancer drug’s effectiveness at destroying tumors

Molecular packaging enhances cancer drug’s effectiveness at destroying tumors

Researchers have packaged a widely used cancer drug into nanoparticles, more than doubling its effectiveness at destroying tumors. [More]
Oasmia announces topline results from head-to-head comparison study of Paclical and Abraxane

Oasmia announces topline results from head-to-head comparison study of Paclical and Abraxane

Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB, developer of a new generation of drugs within human and veterinary oncology, announced today the topline findings from a head-to-head comparison study of its lead human cancer product candidate Paclical and Celgene's Abraxane, which show similar pharmacokinetic (PK) profiles of the two products. The study was conducted in women with metastatic breast cancer. [More]
Sorrento, NantBioScience form joint venture to develop targeted therapies against cancer

Sorrento, NantBioScience form joint venture to develop targeted therapies against cancer

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. and NantBioScience, Inc., a majority owned subsidiary of NantWorks, LLC, announced today that they have established a joint venture to focus on the development of 'first-in-class' small molecules against targets that have eluded the pharmaceutical industry to date and which may address important drivers of cancer growth including cancer stem cells. [More]
Halozyme announces positive Phase 2 results of PEGPH20 drug for treating metastatic pancreatic cancer patients

Halozyme announces positive Phase 2 results of PEGPH20 drug for treating metastatic pancreatic cancer patients

Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing novel oncology and drug-delivery therapies, today announced interim findings from the ongoing phase 2 clinical study of its investigational new drug PEGPH20 for the potential treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. [More]
Ventana, Halozyme partner to develop companion diagnostic assay for cancer treatment

Ventana, Halozyme partner to develop companion diagnostic assay for cancer treatment

Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. and Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a member of the Roche Group, announced today a global agreement to collaborate on the development of, and for Ventana to ultimately commercialize, a companion diagnostic assay for use with Halozyme's investigational new drug, PEGPH20 [More]
UQDI reveals that Anisina drug can kill melanoma cells

UQDI reveals that Anisina drug can kill melanoma cells

US-Australian drug discovery company, Novogen, today announced that studies conducted at The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute revealed that experimental drug, Anisina, killed melanoma cells irrespective of their mutational status. [More]
NantWorks, Sorrento collaborate to discover and develop novel anti-cancer immunotherapies

NantWorks, Sorrento collaborate to discover and develop novel anti-cancer immunotherapies

NantWorks, Inc. and Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc., announced today that they have entered into a binding agreement to initiate a global collaboration to discover and develop novel anti-cancer immunotherapies derived from Sorrento's proprietary G-MAB library against neoepitopes of tumor-specific antigens discovered using NantWorks' proprietary pan-omics based, precision medicine approach. [More]
Halozyme's PEGPH20 receives FDA Orphan Drug designation for treatment of pancreatic cancer

Halozyme's PEGPH20 receives FDA Orphan Drug designation for treatment of pancreatic cancer

Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Orphan Drug designation for PEGylated recombinant human hyaluronidase (PEGPH20) for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. [More]
NantHealth to unveil open Clinical Operating System at NHS Confederation Annual Conference and Exhibition

NantHealth to unveil open Clinical Operating System at NHS Confederation Annual Conference and Exhibition

NantHealth, a transformational healthcare company converging science and technology through a single integrated clinical platform, will unveil the industry's first, open Clinical Operating System (cOS) for value-based, coordinated care at this year's NHS Confederation Annual Conference and Exhibition. [More]
Sorrento Therapeutics prices underwritten public offering of 4,765,000 shares of common stock

Sorrento Therapeutics prices underwritten public offering of 4,765,000 shares of common stock

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. ("Sorrento" or the "Company"), a late-stage clinical oncology company developing new treatments for cancer and its associated pain, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 4,765,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $5.25 per share. [More]
EC grants approval for ABRAXANE in combination with gemcitabine for metastatic pancreatic cancer

EC grants approval for ABRAXANE in combination with gemcitabine for metastatic pancreatic cancer

Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation, today announced that the European Commission has granted approval for ABRAXANE (paclitaxel formulated as albumin bound nanoparticles, or nab-paclitaxel) in combination with gemcitabine for first-line treatment of adult patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, or metastatic pancreatic cancer. [More]
New research assesses nanomedicine-based approaches for treating cancer

New research assesses nanomedicine-based approaches for treating cancer

As cancer maintains its standing as the second leading cause of death in the U.S., researchers have continued their quest for safer and more effective treatments. Among the most promising advances has been the rise of nanomedicine, the application of tiny materials and devices whose sizes are measured in the billionths of a meter to detect, diagnose and treat disease. [More]
Romidepsin drug shows surprising benefit in preclinical studies of inflammatory breast cancer

Romidepsin drug shows surprising benefit in preclinical studies of inflammatory breast cancer

A drug now used to treat a type of lymphoma has shown surprising benefit in preclinical studies of inflammatory breast cancer, according to a researcher at Thomas Jefferson University's Kimmel Cancer Center. [More]
CHMP adopts positive opinion for ABRAXANE with gemcitabine for treatment of metastatic pancreas

CHMP adopts positive opinion for ABRAXANE with gemcitabine for treatment of metastatic pancreas

Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation, today announced that the European Medicines Agency's: Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has adopted a positive opinion for ABRAXANE (paclitaxel formulated as albumin bound nanoparticles, or nab-paclitaxel) in combination with gemcitabine for first-line treatment of adult patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. [More]
NTU establishes new $60 million research institute in Nanomedicine

NTU establishes new $60 million research institute in Nanomedicine

Nanyang Technological University is giving the development of nanotechnology a big boost, by establishing a new $60 million research institute in Nanomedicine, which focuses on the medical application of nanotechnology. An emerging field in drugs, nanomedicine are made up of tiny nano-sized particles thousands of times smaller than a grain of sand. [More]
NEJM publishes Celgene’s Abraxane phase III study results

NEJM publishes Celgene’s Abraxane phase III study results

Published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, a phase III clinical trial of Abraxane (paclitaxel formulated as albumin-bound nanoparticles) in combination with gemcitabine in treatment-naive patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in overall survival compared to patients receiving gemcitabine alone [(median of 8.5 vs. 6.7 months) (HR 0.72, P=0.000015)]. [More]
New England publishes results of phase III clinical trial of ABRAXANE for metastatic pancreatic cancer

New England publishes results of phase III clinical trial of ABRAXANE for metastatic pancreatic cancer

Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation , today announced the results of the MPACT phase III clinical trial of ABRAXANE® in combination with gemcitabine were published online in the October 16th edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. [More]
FDA approves ABRAXANE chemotherapy drug for treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer

FDA approves ABRAXANE chemotherapy drug for treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is pleased to announce that today ABRAXANE® was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat metastatic pancreatic cancer. [More]
FDA approves use of abraxane to treat patients with late-stage pancreatic cancer

FDA approves use of abraxane to treat patients with late-stage pancreatic cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved uses of Abraxane (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension, ablumin-bound) to treat patients with late-stage (metastatic) pancreatic cancer. [More]
Abraxane drug gets FDA approval for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer

Abraxane drug gets FDA approval for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Abraxane for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, following 7 years of rigorous clinical trials overseen by Scottsdale Healthcare and the Translational Genomics Research Institute. [More]
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