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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.
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]
Otsuka Acquires Astex For $866M

Otsuka Acquires Astex For $866M

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Sorrento, IGDRASOL to present updates on IG-001 and IG-004 at joint meeting of CLINAM and ETPN

Sorrento, IGDRASOL to present updates on IG-001 and IG-004 at joint meeting of CLINAM and ETPN

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. and IGDRASOL announced today that the companies will present updates of their analyses of proprietary late clinical stage paclitaxel formulations, IG-001 (Cynviloq) and IG-004 (TOCOSOL paclitaxel) at the joint meeting of the European Foundation for Clinical Nanomedicine and the European Technology Platform on Nanomedicine in Basel, Switzerland on June 23 - 26. [More]
Sorrento Therapeutics, IGDRASOL announce publication of clinical data for Cynviloq and gemcitabine

Sorrento Therapeutics, IGDRASOL announce publication of clinical data for Cynviloq and gemcitabine

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. and IGDRASOL announced today that clinical data for CynviloqTM, a non-biologic nanoparticle formulation of paclitaxel, plus gemcitabine was published for the upcoming Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. [More]
FDA gives Priority Review to Celgene's ABRAXANE sNDA for advanced pancreatic cancer

FDA gives Priority Review to Celgene's ABRAXANE sNDA for advanced pancreatic cancer

Celgene International Sàrl, a subsidiary of Celgene Corporation today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has assigned a Priority Review designation to the supplemental New Drug Application for the use of ABRAXANE (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin-bound) in combination with gemcitabine for the first-line treatment of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. [More]
Protein tumor necrosis factor-alpha is a powerful weapon to control cancer

Protein tumor necrosis factor-alpha is a powerful weapon to control cancer

The protein tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) is a powerful weapon in the arsenal to control cancer. Unfortunately, as is the case with many potent cancer therapies, the use of TNF-alpha as an anti-cancer therapy has been severely limited. [More]
TGen receives donation from Seena Magowitz Foundation for pancreatic cancer research

TGen receives donation from Seena Magowitz Foundation for pancreatic cancer research

The Seena Magowitz Foundation has donated $500,000 from two charity golf tournaments dedicated to supporting pancreatic cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute. [More]
OncoMed highlights progress of anti-cancer biologics at AACR annual meeting

OncoMed highlights progress of anti-cancer biologics at AACR annual meeting

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing novel therapeutics that target cancer stem cells (CSCs), or tumor-initiating cells, today summarized new data highlighting the progress of OncoMed's pipeline of anti-cancer biologics presented this week in an oral presentation and five posters at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research in Washington, DC. [More]