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New development offers hope to patients with inoperable advanced midgut neuroendocrine cancer

New development offers hope to patients with inoperable advanced midgut neuroendocrine cancer

A novel drug proven to reduce the risk of disease progression by 79% as well as three new European Centres of Excellence, offer new hope to patients with inoperable metastatic advanced midgut neuroendocrine cancer. [More]
Novartis announces FDA approval of Afinitor for progressive, nonfunctional neuroendocrine tumors of GI

Novartis announces FDA approval of Afinitor for progressive, nonfunctional neuroendocrine tumors of GI

Novartis today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration approved Afinitor (everolimus) tablets for the treatment of adult patients with progressive, well-differentiated, nonfunctional neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of gastrointestinal (GI) or lung origin that are unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic. [More]
Sunitinib versus everolimus trial highlights non-clear cell RCC patient response heterogeneity

Sunitinib versus everolimus trial highlights non-clear cell RCC patient response heterogeneity

Sunitinib offers significantly longer progression-free survival than everolimus for patients with metastatic non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma, phase II trial results indicate, but treatment effect appears to depend upon key patient characteristics. [More]
Chi-Med announces initiation of Phase III sulfatinib registration trial in patients with NETs in China

Chi-Med announces initiation of Phase III sulfatinib registration trial in patients with NETs in China

Hutchison China MediTech Limited today announces that Hutchison MediPharma Limited, its drug R&D subsidiary, has initiated SANET-ep, a Phase III sulfatinib (HMPL-012) registration trial in China in patients with extra-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors ("NETs"), which are all non-pancreatic NETs, including, for example, NETs originating in the lymph, lung and across the gastrointestinal tract. [More]
New MSK-led studies on liquid biopsy presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

New MSK-led studies on liquid biopsy presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Information gleaned from a liquid biopsy may help predict how individual women with advanced breast cancer will respond to certain therapies as well as reveal genetic mutations that can impact prognosis, according to two new studies led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Physician-in-Chief José Baselga and physician-scientist Sarat Chandarlapaty. [More]
Opdivo (nivolumab) approved to treat patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma

Opdivo (nivolumab) approved to treat patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Opdivo (nivolumab) to treat patients with advanced (metastatic) renal cell carcinoma, a form of kidney cancer, who have received a certain type of prior therapy. [More]
Hutchison MediPharma begins sulfatinib Phase I trial in US

Hutchison MediPharma begins sulfatinib Phase I trial in US

Hutchison China MediTech Limited today announces that Hutchison MediPharma Limited ("HMP"), its drug R&D subsidiary, has initiated the Phase I clinical trial of sulfatinib (HMPL-012) in the United States. [More]
Study demonstrates efficacy of everolimus in treating nonfunctional neuroendocrine tumours of the lung

Study demonstrates efficacy of everolimus in treating nonfunctional neuroendocrine tumours of the lung

The results of the international, multicenter, Phase 3 RADIANT-4 study clearly demonstrate the efficacy of the agent everolimus in treating nonfunctional neuroendocrine tumours of lung or gastrointestinal origin. [More]
Early trial results in lung cancer

Early trial results in lung cancer

Results from early phase trials investigating different therapeutic agents in lung cancer patients were presented during the third Presidential Session at the European Cancer Congress in Vienna, Austria. Here we summarise two studies reported at the session. [More]
Everolimus, 177Lu-dotatate extend neuroendocrine tumour PFS

Everolimus, 177Lu-dotatate extend neuroendocrine tumour PFS

Positive progression-free survival results from the RADIANT-4 and NETTER-1 trials extend the armamentarium for physicians treating patients with neuroendocrine tumours. [More]

Cabozantinib, nivolumab ‘bring hope’ for advanced RCC patients

Clinical trial results suggest significant benefits with the use of cabozantinib or nivolumab over everolimus for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma, researchers reported at the European Cancer Congress in Vienna, Austria. [More]

New drug works better than current treatments for advanced kidney cancer

A new drug has been found superior to current treatments in slowing the growth of advanced kidney cancer in patients who became resistant to the first-line therapies that had kept it in check, according to results from a clinical trial led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. [More]
Nivolumab drug significantly prolongs survival in advanced kidney cancer patients

Nivolumab drug significantly prolongs survival in advanced kidney cancer patients

The targeted drug nivolumab significantly prolongs survival in patients with advanced kidney cancer, whose disease has progressed after their first treatment, according to results to be presented at the 2015 European Cancer Congress today (Saturday) and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine. [More]
Patients with advanced kidney cancer benefit from cabozantinib treatment

Patients with advanced kidney cancer benefit from cabozantinib treatment

Patients with advanced kidney cancer live for nearly twice as long without their disease progressing if they are treated with cabozantinib, a drug that inhibits the action of tyrosine kinases - enzymes that function as an "on" or "off" switch in many cellular processes, including cancer. [More]
Immune checkpoint inhibitor increases survival in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma

Immune checkpoint inhibitor increases survival in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma

For the first time, an immune checkpoint inhibitor has been proven to increase survival among patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a patient population for whom treatment options are currently limited. [More]
Drug combination delivers effective punch against one form of pancreatic cancer

Drug combination delivers effective punch against one form of pancreatic cancer

One form of pancreatic cancer has a new enemy: a two-drug combination discovered by UF Health researchers that inhibits tumors and kills cancer cells in mouse models. [More]
Bioresorbable vascular scaffold shows similar safety, efficacy results compared to metal stent

Bioresorbable vascular scaffold shows similar safety, efficacy results compared to metal stent

A drug-eluting coronary stent, or "scaffold" made from bioresorbable material, showed similar efficacy and safety results compared to a metal stent in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to results of the ABSORB Japan study. [More]
PRESTIGE study suggests novel target to prevent stent thrombosis

PRESTIGE study suggests novel target to prevent stent thrombosis

Recruitment of leukocytes is a hallmark of stent thrombosis, according to results from the PRESTIGE study presented today at ESC Congress and published in European Heart Journal. The findings suggest that immune cell mediated thrombotic processes may be a realistic target for novel therapies to prevent stent thrombosis. [More]
STEMI study: Absorbable stents perform similarly to metallic stents

STEMI study: Absorbable stents perform similarly to metallic stents

A drug-eluting coronary stent made of absorbable material performed similarly to the gold-standard metal one in a non-inferiority trial among patients with the more serious type of heart attack known as ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), according to results of the ABSORB STEMI TROFI II trial. [More]
Abbott reports positive results of ABSORB Japan study comparing efficacy of fully dissolving heart stent to XIENCE

Abbott reports positive results of ABSORB Japan study comparing efficacy of fully dissolving heart stent to XIENCE

Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today positive one-year clinical results from ABSORB Japan, a multi-center, randomized trial comparing the safety and effectiveness of Abbott's fully dissolving Absorb™ heart stent to XIENCE ®, Abbott's market-leading, permanent drug eluting stent. [More]
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