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CFDA approves CASI's ENMD-2076 Phase II trial in triple-negative breast cancer patients

CFDA approves CASI's ENMD-2076 Phase II trial in triple-negative breast cancer patients

CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other diseases, announced today that China's Food and Drug Administration has approved the Company's application to conduct a Phase II clinical trial in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients in China for its proprietary drug candidate, ENMD-2076. [More]
CASI's ENMD-2076 gets FDA Orphan Drug designation for HCC treatment

CASI's ENMD-2076 gets FDA Orphan Drug designation for HCC treatment

CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other diseases, announced today that its orally-active, Aurora A/angiogenic kinase inhibitor, ENMD-2076, has received Orphan Drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). [More]
OHSU professor recognized with AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award

OHSU professor recognized with AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award

Jeffrey Tyner, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology for Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and a researcher with OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute, has won a distinguished award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for the development of a research program that more rapidly identifies the mutations driving a patient's cancer and accelerates development of precision treatments. [More]
Protein may be key to maintaining health of aging blood stem cells

Protein may be key to maintaining health of aging blood stem cells

A protein may be the key to maintaining the health of aging blood stem cells, according to work by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai recently published online in Stem Cell Reports. [More]
Actinium's Chairman to discuss role of alpha-particle radiopharmaceuticals at SNMMI Annual Meeting

Actinium's Chairman to discuss role of alpha-particle radiopharmaceuticals at SNMMI Annual Meeting

Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Actinium" or "the Company"), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted payload immunotherapeutics for the treatment of advanced cancers, today announced that Actinium's Clinical Advisory Board Chairman Joseph Jurcic, MD will participate in an upcoming panel discussion highlighting the role of Actinium's alpha-particle radiopharmaceuticals in the treatment of leukemia patients. [More]
Tolero Pharmaceuticals reports positive interim results from alvocidib Phase 2 trial for AML treatment

Tolero Pharmaceuticals reports positive interim results from alvocidib Phase 2 trial for AML treatment

Tolero Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for oncology and blood disorders, reported positive interim results from an ongoing, randomized Phase 2 clinical trial of its lead drug candidate, alvocidib, in combination with cytarabine plus mitoxantrone for previously untreated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. [More]
Scientists reproduce chromosomal modifications in human cells that cause certain cancer

Scientists reproduce chromosomal modifications in human cells that cause certain cancer

Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) and the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncol-gicas (CNIO) have succeeded in reproducing, in human cells, the chromosomal translocations that cause two types of cancer: acute myeloid leukemia and Ewing's sarcoma. [More]
Researchers reproduce tumor chromosomal translocations in human cells

Researchers reproduce tumor chromosomal translocations in human cells

Scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre and the Spanish National Cardiovascular Research Centre have been able to reproduce, for the first time in human cells, chromosomal translocations associated with two types of cancer: acute myeloid leukaemia and Ewing's sarcoma. [More]
Study suggests new targets for treating rare genetic disorder and cancer

Study suggests new targets for treating rare genetic disorder and cancer

The combined action of two enzymes, Srs2 and Exo1, prevents and repairs common genetic mutations in growing yeast cells, according to a new study led by scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center. [More]
NCI awards 'provocative questions' grants to Jackson lab researchers

NCI awards 'provocative questions' grants to Jackson lab researchers

Jackson Laboratory Assistant Professors Jennifer Trowbridge, Ph.D., and Chengkai Dai, M.D., Ph.D., have each received new federal research grants through a funding mechanism designed to address "provocative questions" about cancer set out by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). [More]
NCCN receives $2M grant to evaluate effectiveness of volasertib in treatment of hematologic malignancies

NCCN receives $2M grant to evaluate effectiveness of volasertib in treatment of hematologic malignancies

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Oncology Research Program (ORP) has been awarded a $2-million grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [More]
BioLineRx announces financial results for Q1 2014, provides operational update

BioLineRx announces financial results for Q1 2014, provides operational update

BioLineRx, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to identifying, in-licensing and developing promising therapeutic candidates, today reported its financial results for first quarter ended March 31, 2014. [More]
EntreMed reports net loss of $1.5M in first quarter 2014

EntreMed reports net loss of $1.5M in first quarter 2014

EntreMed, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other diseases, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2014. [More]
ARIAD provides update on corporate developments, reports Q1 2014 financial results

ARIAD provides update on corporate developments, reports Q1 2014 financial results

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2014, including revenue from sales of Iclusig® (ponatinib) and licensing agreements. The Company also provided an update on corporate developments. [More]
MEI Pharma begins ME-344 Phase Ib clinical study in patients with solid tumors

MEI Pharma begins ME-344 Phase Ib clinical study in patients with solid tumors

MEI Pharma, Inc., 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 Ib clinical study of its investigational mitochondrial inhibitor drug candidate ME-344 in combination with Hycamtin (topotecan) in patients with solid tumors, including small cell lung and ovarian cancers. [More]
CPX-351 treatment leads to higher chances of remission in AML patients, says study

CPX-351 treatment leads to higher chances of remission in AML patients, says study

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers say clinical trials for a new experimental drug to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are very promising. Patients treated with CPX-351, a combination of the chemotherapeutic drugs cytarabine and daunorubicin, are showing better responses than patients treated with the standard drug formulation. [More]
Tolero Pharmaceuticals' Alvocidib gets Orphan Drug Designation for acute myeloid leukemia treatment

Tolero Pharmaceuticals' Alvocidib gets Orphan Drug Designation for acute myeloid leukemia treatment

Tolero Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing treatments for serious hematological diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Orphan Drug designation for Alvocidib for the treatment of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). [More]
HOPA Membership Awards winners for 2014 announced at 10th Annual Conference

HOPA Membership Awards winners for 2014 announced at 10th Annual Conference

The Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) announced the recipients of the 2014 HOPA Membership Awards at its 10th Annual Conference in March. HOPA Membership Awards recognize members who have shown outstanding achievement in their field. [More]
Small gene embedded in large gene contributes to development of acute myeloid leukemia

Small gene embedded in large gene contributes to development of acute myeloid leukemia

A small gene that is embedded in a larger, well-known gene is the true leukemia-promoting force usually attributed to the larger gene, according to a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC - James). [More]
FDA and EC grant Orphan Drug Designation to Boehringer’s volasertib for acute myeloid leukemia

FDA and EC grant Orphan Drug Designation to Boehringer’s volasertib for acute myeloid leukemia

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Commission (EC) have granted Orphan Drug Designation to volasertib for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). [More]