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Avastin is a biologic antibody designed to specifically bind to a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) that plays an important role throughout the lifecycle of the tumor to develop and maintain blood vessels, a process known as angiogenesis. Avastin is designed to interfere with the blood supply to a tumor by directly binding to the VEGF protein to prevent interactions with receptors on blood vessel cells. Avastin does not bind to receptors on normal or cancer cells. The tumor blood supply is thought to be critical to a tumor’s ability to grow and spread in the body (metastasize).

Epirus Biopharmaceuticals to merge with Zalicus

Zalicus Inc., and Epirus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a Boston-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the global development and commercialization of biosimilar monoclonal antibodies, announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Epirus will merge with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zalicus in an all-stock transaction. [More]
Competitive Intelligence Report on biosimilar and biosuperior therapeutic antibodies

Competitive Intelligence Report on biosimilar and biosuperior therapeutic antibodies

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Competitor Analysis: Biosimilar and Biosuperior Therapeutic Antibodies" report to their offering. [More]
Research report on China's bevacizumab market

Research report on China's bevacizumab market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Investigation Report on China Bevacizumab Market, 2009-2018" report to their offering. [More]
Agenus reports net loss attributable to common stockholders of $5.8 million for Q4 2013

Agenus reports net loss attributable to common stockholders of $5.8 million for Q4 2013

Agenus Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing a portfolio of immuno-oncology candidates, including checkpoint modulators (CPMs), heat shock protein vaccines and adjuvants, today announced its financial results and business highlights for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. [More]
Biothera’s Phase 2b clinical trial in NSCLC presented at International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

Biothera’s Phase 2b clinical trial in NSCLC presented at International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

Biothera presented results of its Phase 2b clinical trial in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) this past weekend to top clinicians and scientists at the invitation-only International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer meeting on targeted therapies in Santa Monica, CA. [More]

Physician performs research on cervical cancer

Research on cervical cancer performed by a physician at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. [More]

Avastin can prolong the lives of women with advanced cervical cancer

New data showing cancer treatment Avastin (bevacizumab) can extend the lives of women with advanced cervical cancer compared to chemotherapy alone has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. [More]

Bevacizumab offers no benefit for patients newly diagnosed with glioblastoma

Adding bevacizumab (Avastin) to standard chemotherapy and radiation treatment does not improve survival for patients newly diagnosed with the often deadly brain cancer glioblastoma, researchers report in the Feb. 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. [More]
Agenus' Prophage vaccine Phase 2 study hailed in Neuro-Oncology journal

Agenus' Prophage vaccine Phase 2 study hailed in Neuro-Oncology journal

Agenus Inc., a biotechnology company developing novel immune system activating treatments for cancers and infectious diseases, announced that Phase 2 results of Prophage G-200 vaccine in recurrent patients with glioblastoma multiforme were hailed as 'exciting' and a 'very promising therapy' in an editorial published in Neuro-Oncology, the leading journal of the Society of Neuro-Oncology. [More]
Biothera enhances innate immune responses to Imprime PGG drug candidate

Biothera enhances innate immune responses to Imprime PGG drug candidate

Biothera has enhanced innate immune responses to its cancer immunotherapy drug candidate Imprime PGG in subjects regardless of biomarker status, demonstrating the opportunity to treat a larger patient population. The in vitro research will be presented today at the Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Antibody-Drug Conjugates/Engineering Targeted Therapeutics conference in Palm Springs, CA. [More]

RTOG phase II clinical trial of Bevacizumab (Avastin) shows positive results for treatment of cervical cancer

An article published in the January issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics reports results of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) phase II clinical trial of Bevacizumab (Avastin) in addition to cisplatin and pelvic radiation for locally advanced cervical cancer. [More]

Biothera reports positive results from Phase 2 clinical trial of Imprime PGG in NSCLC patients

Biothera today reported positive results from its proof of concept Phase 2 clinical trial in 90 patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) at the American Association for Cancer Research and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer joint conference on the Molecular Origins of Lung Cancer in San Diego. [More]
Market research report on injectable generic and biosimilar drugs

Market research report on injectable generic and biosimilar drugs

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Injectable Generic and Biosimilar Drugs - Potential Opportunities for Developers 2013 [More]

Neuro-Oncology publishes promising phase 2 results from Agenus’ brain cancer vaccine study

Agenus Inc., a biotechnology company developing novel immune system activating treatments for cancers and infectious diseases, today announced results published from a Phase 2 study demonstrated that more than 90% of the patients treated with Prophage Series G-200 were alive at six months after surgery and 30% were alive at twelve months. [More]
Glioblastoma multiforme patients treated with experimental vaccine show improved survival

Glioblastoma multiforme patients treated with experimental vaccine show improved survival

Patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme treated with an experimental vaccine made from the patient's own resected tumor tissue showed an improved survival compared with historical patients who received the standard of care alone, according to an analysis of a phase 2 trial of this vaccine that was recently published in the journal Neuro-Oncology and accompanied by an editorial highlighting the importance of the trial. [More]

Drugmaker pushes new drug over cheaper equivalent at Medicare's expense

The Washington Post explores the public impact of doctors' decisions to choose a more expensive drug to prevent blindness despite trials showing the drug is equivalent to a much cheaper product. [More]

First Edition: December 9, 2013

Today's headlines include reports about new sticker-shock concerns over costs for coverage purchased through the health law's new online insurance marketplaces. [More]

Researchers find correlation between biomarker and patient’s ability to respond to Imprime PGG

Biothera researchers have broadened their understanding of a biomarker that may enable doctors to predict which cancer patients will best respond to Imprime PGG®, the company's immunotherapy in Phase 3 drug development for colorectal cancer. [More]
Phase 1/2 clinical trial data for VAL-083 in glioblastoma is presented at 18th Annual SNO meeting

Phase 1/2 clinical trial data for VAL-083 in glioblastoma is presented at 18th Annual SNO meeting

DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: DMPI) ("DelMar" and "DelMar Pharma") today announced the presentation of interim data from a Phase 1/2 clinical trial for VAL-083 in recurrent glioblastoma (GBM) at the 4th Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology (WFNO) being held in conjunction with the 18th Annual Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) meeting in San Francisco. [More]

Biothera announces top-line results from Phase 2b clinical trial in non-small cell lung cancer

Biothera announced today top-line results from its Phase 2b clinical trial in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that evaluated its immunotherapeutic drug candidate, Imprime PGG®, with cetuximab (Erbitux®), carboplatin and paclitaxel compared with the monoclonal antibody and chemotherapy combination alone. [More]