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Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a rapidly progressing cancer of the blood characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of immature blast cells in the bone marrow. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society estimates that over 13,000 new cases of AML were diagnosed and approximately 9,000 deaths from AML occurred in the U.S. during 2007. AML is generally a disease of older adults, and the median age of a patient diagnosed with AML is about 67 years. A majority of elderly patients are not considered candidates for standard induction therapy or decline therapy, resulting in an acute need for new treatment options.
Hedgehog blockade promising in myeloid malignancies

Hedgehog blockade promising in myeloid malignancies

Phase I trial results published in The Lancet Haematology show that the hedgehog signalling pathway antagonist PF-04449913 is tolerable and has activity in patients with haematological cancers. [More]
Americord Registry, Smart Cells International partner to educate parents on benefits of cord blood banking

Americord Registry, Smart Cells International partner to educate parents on benefits of cord blood banking

Today, Americord Registry announced a new partnership with Smart Cells International, the first cord blood company in the United Kingdom, as part of its initiatives during Cord Blood Awareness Month (July) to educate parents around the globe on the benefits of cord blood banking. [More]
Researchers identify gene variant that makes breast cancer cells more aggressive

Researchers identify gene variant that makes breast cancer cells more aggressive

A particular human gene variant makes breast cancer cells more aggressive. Not only are these more resistant to chemotherapy but also leave the primary tumour and establish themselves in other parts of the body in the form of metastases. An international group of researchers led by Lukas Kenner of MedUni Vienna has now identified a gene, AF1q, as being substantially responsible for this and recognized it as a possible starting point for more accurate diagnosis and potential targeted therapeutic approaches. [More]
BerGenBio begins BGB324 Phase 1b trial in combination with erlotinib in NSCLC patients

BerGenBio begins BGB324 Phase 1b trial in combination with erlotinib in NSCLC patients

BerGenBio AS, an oncology biopharmaceutical company, today announces that its multi-centre open label Phase 1b trial (BGBC004) of BGB324, a selective inhibitor of Axl, in patients with Stage IIIb and Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in erlotinib-sensitive and refractory patients who have an activating EGFR mutation, is now underway at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Oncology Partners, Houston, and at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA. [More]
Inhibitors BGB324 and BGB10C9 show promise in multiple murine models of pancreatic cancer

Inhibitors BGB324 and BGB10C9 show promise in multiple murine models of pancreatic cancer

BerGenBio AS, an oncology biopharmaceutical company, today announces that an abstract on the latest data on BGB324, the Company's first-in-class, selective small molecule inhibitor of the Axl receptor tyrosine kinase, and BGB10C9, an Axl function-blocking monoclonal antibody in pre-clinical development at BerGenBio, has been published in conjunction with the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago, May 29 - June 2, 2015. [More]
Combination of contraceptive and cholesterol-lowering drugs kills cancer cells in a new way

Combination of contraceptive and cholesterol-lowering drugs kills cancer cells in a new way

The combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug, Bezafibrate, and a contraceptive steroid, Medroxyprogesterone Acetate, could be an effective, non-toxic treatment for a range of cancers, researchers at the University of Birmingham have found. [More]
Research findings may lead to new therapeutic target for AML treatment

Research findings may lead to new therapeutic target for AML treatment

A study by the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore has found new interactions between two molecules involved in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), STAT3 and PRL-3, which may offer a new therapeutic target for cancer treatment. [More]
BerGenBio's BGB324 gets orphan-drug designation from FDA for AML treatment

BerGenBio's BGB324 gets orphan-drug designation from FDA for AML treatment

BerGenBio AS, an oncology biopharmaceutical company, today announces that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan-drug designation for BGB324 for treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). [More]
5-LO enzyme plays important role in the survival of leukaemic AML stem cells

5-LO enzyme plays important role in the survival of leukaemic AML stem cells

Despite improved therapy, only one out of every two adult patients survive acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). The mean survival time for this disease, which predominantly occurs in the elderly, is less than a year for patients over 65 years. It is assumed that leukaemic stem cells, which cannot be completely eliminated during treatment, are the origin of relapse. [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]
Boehringer grants volasertib 'orphan drug designation' for treatment of patients with AML

Boehringer grants volasertib 'orphan drug designation' for treatment of patients with AML

Boehringer Ingelheim announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Commission have granted volasertib* 'orphan drug designation' for the treatment of patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). [More]
Study: Pds5 proteins modulate behavior of cohesins to ensure proper division of cells

Study: Pds5 proteins modulate behavior of cohesins to ensure proper division of cells

Cohesins are protein complexes that join the two copies of each chromosome-called sister chromatids-to ensure that they are shared fairly between the daughter cells during cell division. In this way, each daughter cell receives exactly the same genetic information from the parent cell. [More]
FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy designation to Boehringer Ingelheim's volasertib

FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy designation to Boehringer Ingelheim's volasertib

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to volasertib, an investigational inhibitor of polo-like kinase, being evaluated for the treatment of patients aged 65 or older with previously untreated acute myeloid leukemia, ineligible for intensive remission induction therapy. [More]
p53 and cancer research: an interview with Professor Sir David Lane, Scientific Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

p53 and cancer research: an interview with Professor Sir David Lane, Scientific Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

P53 is a tumor suppressor gene. The gene encodes for a protein that monitors the state of the cell. If something goes wrong, it stops the cell from dividing or causes the cell to commit suicide. I call it the “guardian of the genome” as it is the molecule that seems to keep cells normal. It is one of our big defenses against cancer. [More]
Novel cell sorting enhancement to MoFlo Astrios platform to be introduced by Beckman Coulter Life Sciences at CYTO 2013

Novel cell sorting enhancement to MoFlo Astrios platform to be introduced by Beckman Coulter Life Sciences at CYTO 2013

Presenting two seminars and seven poster sessions, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences will have a prominent role when CYTO 2013 convenes at the San Diego Convention Center May 18-22, 2013. In exhibit hall booth 602, the company will introduce a novel cell sorting enhancement to their MoFlo Astrios platform, along with industry leading instruments, antibodies, reagents, software and custom and contract manufacturing services for both research and clinical cytometry [More]
Boehringer Ingelheim receives FDA Priority Review for afatinib to treat EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC

Boehringer Ingelheim receives FDA Priority Review for afatinib to treat EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC

Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that the New Drug Application (NDA) for its investigational oncology compound afatinib has been accepted for filing and granted Priority Review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). [More]
Preliminary results from Boehringer Ingelheim’s volasertib Phase II study on AML

Preliminary results from Boehringer Ingelheim’s volasertib Phase II study on AML

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today reported preliminary results from the randomized Phase II part of a Phase I/II study involving the company's investigational compound volasertib in newly diagnosed patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) considered ineligible for intensive remission induction therapy. [More]
Boehringer Ingelheim announces new data from volasertib Phase I/II leukemia study

Boehringer Ingelheim announces new data from volasertib Phase I/II leukemia study

Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that new data evaluating volasertib, an investigational polo-like kinase (Plk) inhibitor, will be presented at the 54th American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting taking place December 8-11 in Atlanta, Ga. [More]
EC approves Janssen’s DACOGEN for treatment of de novo acute myeloid leukaemia

EC approves Janssen’s DACOGEN for treatment of de novo acute myeloid leukaemia

Janssen-Cilag International NV announced today that the European Commission has approved the marketing authorisation for DACOGEN(decitabine) for the treatment of adult patients (age 65 years and above) with newly diagnosed de novo or secondary acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) classification, who are not candidates for standard induction chemotherapy. [More]
Boehringer Ingelheim files MAA with EMA for afatinib approval

Boehringer Ingelheim files MAA with EMA for afatinib approval

Today, Boehringer Ingelheim has announced the submission of a Marketing Authorisation Application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for approval of afatinib, the first irreversible ErbB Family Blocker, as a treatment for patients with EGFR (ErbB1) mutation positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Afatinib has demonstrated unprecedented efficacy versus chemotherapy in the Phase III LUX-Lung 3 registration trial, which provides pivotal support for this submission. [More]
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