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Alopecia is the lack or loss of hair from areas of the body where hair is usually found. Alopecia can be a side effect of some cancer treatments.
Protein that activates hair follicle growth inhibits fat production

Protein that activates hair follicle growth inhibits fat production

In particular, the protein that activated hair follicle growth was shown to also inhibit fat production. [More]
Bayer and Onyx announce Phase 3 trial evaluating use of NEXAVAR for patients with HCC after local ablation

Bayer and Onyx announce Phase 3 trial evaluating use of NEXAVAR for patients with HCC after local ablation

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an Amgen subsidiary (Nasdaq: AMGN), today announced that a Phase 3 trial evaluating the investigational use of NEXAVAR® (sorafenib) tablets as an adjuvant treatment for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or liver cancer, who had no detectable disease after surgical resection or local ablation, did not meet its primary endpoint of improving recurrence-free survival. [More]
Vaccine to treat precancerous cervical lesions triggers immune cell response

Vaccine to treat precancerous cervical lesions triggers immune cell response

Preliminary results of a small clinical trial show that a vaccine used to treat women with high-grade precancerous cervical lesions triggers an immune cell response within the damaged tissue itself. [More]
IQWiG study finds no added benefit of teriflunomide

IQWiG study finds no added benefit of teriflunomide

Teriflunomide (trade name: Aubagio) has been approved in Germany since August 2013 for adults with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. In an early benefit assessment pursuant to the Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal Products, the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) examined whether this new drug offers an added benefit over the appropriate comparator therapy specified by the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA). [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]
Pemetrexed, paclitaxel regimens equally effective in NSCLC

Pemetrexed, paclitaxel regimens equally effective in NSCLC

PointBreak trial results suggest that pemetrexed- and paclitaxel-based chemotherapy offer comparable survival outcomes and tolerability for patients with advanced nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) but with differing toxicity profiles. [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]
NEXAVAR tablets receive FDA approval for treatment of patients with thyroid cancer

NEXAVAR tablets receive FDA approval for treatment of patients with thyroid cancer

Bayer HealthCare and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an Amgen subsidiary, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a supplemental New Drug Application for the oral multi-kinase inhibitor NEXAVAR (sorafenib) tablets for the treatment of patients with locally recurrent or metastatic, progressive, differentiated thyroid carcinoma refractory to radioactive iodine treatment. [More]
New hope for patients whose melanoma has metastasised to the brain

New hope for patients whose melanoma has metastasised to the brain

New data show that in patients whose melanoma (BRAF V600 mutation-positive) has spread (metastasised) to the brain, Zelboraf (vemurafenib) extends life expectancy by over six months compared to chemotherapy.1 These results are welcome news for patients suffering from metastatic melanoma, as up to half of these patients are diagnosed with brain metastases with many given less than six months to live.1 [More]
CUMC develops new technique that uses patient's own cells to grow new hair

CUMC develops new technique that uses patient's own cells to grow new hair

​Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have devised a hair restoration method that can generate new human hair growth, rather than simply redistribute hair from one part of the scalp to another. [More]
Skin cancer drug shows periocular promise

Skin cancer drug shows periocular promise

Early research suggests that patients with periocular basal cell carcinoma may benefit from treatment with a drug targeting the Hedgehog signaling pathway. [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]
Berg receives Drug Discovery Technology Innovation Award for agnostic approach to drug discovery

Berg receives Drug Discovery Technology Innovation Award for agnostic approach to drug discovery

Berg, a biopharmaceutical company committed to uncovering health solutions through a data-driven, biological research approach, was recognized today with the 2013 North American Drug Discovery Technology Innovation Award at the Frost & Sullivan Growth, Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala, the annual event by the global research organization that highlights the most promising new innovative technology across sectors. [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]

Chemotherapy best second-line option for EGFR wild-type NSCLC

Chemotherapy is more effective than erlotinib as second-line therapy in people with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer and wild-type epidermal growth factor receptor genotype, a randomized controlled trial has found. [More]
FDA grants Priority Review designation to sNDA for Nexavar tablets

FDA grants Priority Review designation to sNDA for Nexavar tablets

Bayer HealthCare and Onyx Pharmaceuticals today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Priority Review designation to the supplemental New Drug Application for the oral multi-kinase inhibitor Nexavar (sorafenib) tablets under evaluation for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer. [More]
Nektar completes enrollment in NKTR-102 BEACON trial in patients with metastatic breast cancer

Nektar completes enrollment in NKTR-102 BEACON trial in patients with metastatic breast cancer

Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR) today announced that enrollment is complete in the pivotal clinical study of etirinotecan pegol (NKTR-102) in patients with metastatic breast cancer. [More]
GlaxoSmithKline receives CHMP positive opinion for REVOLADE

GlaxoSmithKline receives CHMP positive opinion for REVOLADE

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated partner GlaxoSmithKline announced that today, the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use issued a positive opinion recommending marketing authorization for GSK's REVOLADE (eltrombopag) as a treatment for low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia) in adult patients with chronic hepatitis C infection, where the degree of thrombocytopenia is the main factor preventing the initiation or limiting the ability to maintain optimal interferon-based therapy [More]

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals signs license agreement with UMB for novel drug delivery platform

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that it has signed an exclusive license agreement with the University of Maryland, Baltimore for a novel drug delivery platform, Nano-Polymer-Drug Conjugate Systems. [More]

Bayer, Onyx submit sNDA to FDA, marketing authorization application to EMA for Nexavar tablets

Bayer HealthCare and Onyx Pharmaceuticals today announced the submission of a supplemental New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and an application for marketing authorization to the European Medicines Agency for the oral multi-kinase inhibitor Nexavar (sorafenib) tablets for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer. [More]