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Gemcitabine is the active ingredient in a drug that is used to treat pancreatic cancer that is advanced or has spread. It is also used together with other drugs to treat breast cancer that has spread, advanced ovarian cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer that is advanced or has spread. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Gemcitabine blocks the cell from making DNA and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of antimetabolite

Tgen professor to receive 2014 Hope Funds Award for developing numerous cancer treatments

Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, who has been instrumental in developing numerous new cancer treatments, is among this year's recipients of the Award of Excellence from the Hope Funds for Cancer Research. [More]

CytRx initiates Phase 3 clinical trial to evaluate efficacy of aldoxorubicin in STS patients

CytRx Corporation (Nasdaq: CYTR), a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology, today announced it has initiated a pivotal global Phase 3 clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of aldoxorubicin as a second-line treatment for patients with soft tissue sarcoma (STS) under a Special Protocol Assessment with the FDA. [More]
Rexahn provides updates on clinical development programs, reports full-year 2013 financial results

Rexahn provides updates on clinical development programs, reports full-year 2013 financial results

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing best-in-class therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, is providing an overview of its three clinical development programs and Year for the year ended December 31, 2013. [More]

Oncologists use mathematical model to develop treatment plans for cancer patients

Physics applies to everything. So when Vittorio Cristini, PhD, started researching cancer, he applied physics. The result he got was a set of mathematical equations that describe, for each person, how many of their tumor cells a cancer treatment could kill. [More]

CT scans predict effectiveness of chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer

Computed tomography (CT) scans routinely taken to guide the treatment of pancreatic cancer may provide an important secondary benefit. According to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the scans also reflect how well chemotherapy will penetrate the tumor, predicting the effectiveness of treatment. [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]
Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff named one of ASCO's 50 Oncology Luminaries

Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff named one of ASCO's 50 Oncology Luminaries

In association with its 50th anniversary, the American Society of Clinical Oncology has named Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff one of ASCO's 50 Oncology Luminaries, celebrating 50 doctors who over the past half-century have significantly advanced cancer care. [More]
Motesanib boosts carboplatin/paclitaxel efficacy in NSCLC

Motesanib boosts carboplatin/paclitaxel efficacy in NSCLC

Adding motesanib to carboplatin/paclitaxel significantly improves overall survival in Asian patients with nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer compared with carboplatin/paclitaxel alone, researchers report. [More]

Lung cancer patients with Del19 mutation benefit most from afatinib

Afatinib has been approved in Germany since September 2013 for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with activating EGF receptor mutations who have not been treated with an EGF receptor tyrosine-kinase inhibitor (EGFR TKI). [More]

Afatinib ‘first line’ for advanced mutation-positive lung cancer

Afatinib should be given as a first-line treatment for Asian patients with advanced, epidermal growth factor receptor mutation-positive, non-small-cell lung cancer, researchers recommend. [More]
First patient enrolled pilot clinical trial of NovoTTF Therapy plus gemcitabine for pancreatic adenocarcinoma

First patient enrolled pilot clinical trial of NovoTTF Therapy plus gemcitabine for pancreatic adenocarcinoma

Novocure announced today that the first patient has enrolled in the EF-20 Study, an open label, pilot clinical trial of NovoTTF Therapy plus gemcitabine as first-line therapy for patients with locally advanced and metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma. [More]

CytRx receives FDA approval to continue dosing aldoxorubicin for patients with soft tissue sarcomas

CytRx Corporation (NASDAQ:CYTR), a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology, today announced it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to continue dosing patients with aldoxorubicin until disease progression in a planned pivotal, global Phase 3 clinical trial with aldoxorubicin as a second-line treatment for soft tissue sarcomas. [More]
Rexahn Pharmaceuticals initiates RX-3117 Phase Ib trial in cancer patients with solid tumors

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals initiates RX-3117 Phase Ib trial in cancer patients with solid tumors

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today the initiation of a Phase Ib clinical trial to study the safety and efficacy of RX-3117 in cancer patients with solid tumors. [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]
NICE issues Final Appraisal Determination for PIXUVRI (pixantrone) drug

NICE issues Final Appraisal Determination for PIXUVRI (pixantrone) drug

Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) today reported that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the independent body responsible for driving improvement and excellence in the health and social care system in the United Kingdom (UK), has issued its Final Appraisal Determination (FAD) for PIXUVRI® (pixantrone). [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]

Senhwa Biosciences raises additional $17 million USD in Series B financing

Senhwa Biosciences, Inc. has raised an additional $17 million USD in a Series B financing to drive its anticancer agents through critical clinical trials, the company announced today. [More]
Cell Therapeutics concludes agreement with GKV-SV regarding reimbursement price of PIXUVRI

Cell Therapeutics concludes agreement with GKV-SV regarding reimbursement price of PIXUVRI

Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) announced today that it concluded an agreement with the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds (GKV-Spitzenverband) in Germany for PIXUVRI® (pixantrone). [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]