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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
Phase 3 trial: NEXAVAR tablets fail to meet primary endpoint in HER2-negative breast cancer patients

Phase 3 trial: NEXAVAR tablets fail to meet primary endpoint in HER2-negative breast cancer patients

Bayer HealthCare and Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc., an Amgen subsidiary, today announced that an investigational Phase 3 trial of NEXAVAR (sorafenib) tablets in patients with advanced breast cancer did not meet its primary endpoint of improving progression-free survival (PFS). [More]
Cedars-Sinai investigators developing novel treatment for locally advanced pancreatic cancer

Cedars-Sinai investigators developing novel treatment for locally advanced pancreatic cancer

Investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute are developing a novel, multistep investigational treatment for one of the most complex and difficult-to-treat forms of the disease, locally advanced pancreatic cancer. [More]
Adding MM-398 to standard treatment improves survival in metastatic pancreatic cancer patients

Adding MM-398 to standard treatment improves survival in metastatic pancreatic cancer patients

Adding the novel MM-398 to standard treatment for metastatic pancreatic cancer patients who have already received gemcitabine improves survival, researchers said at the ESMO 16th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer in Barcelona. [More]
Adjuvant chemotherapy and adjuvant radiation recommended for R1 resected cancer patients

Adjuvant chemotherapy and adjuvant radiation recommended for R1 resected cancer patients

A landmark survey of more than 700 specialists provides crucial real-world insight into the treatments most oncologists choose for lung cancer patients whose tumour has been incompletely resected, an expert from the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) says. [More]
UIC conducts clinical trial to evaluate three-drug combination therapy for advanced pancreatic cancer

UIC conducts clinical trial to evaluate three-drug combination therapy for advanced pancreatic cancer

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are conducting a clinical trial to evaluate a new, three-drug combination therapy for advanced pancreatic cancer. [More]
Fibrogen reports FG-3019 Phase 2 study results for treatment of pancreatic cancer

Fibrogen reports FG-3019 Phase 2 study results for treatment of pancreatic cancer

FibroGen, Inc. today announced results from a Phase 2 open-label study of FG-3019, an investigational anti-fibrotic antibody, in combination with gemcitabine and erlotinib for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). [More]
Vandetanib delays disease progression in elderly NSCLC patients

Vandetanib delays disease progression in elderly NSCLC patients

Vandetanib used in combination with gemcitabine significantly improves progression-free survival compared with gemcitabine alone when used as a first-line treatment for elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer, Italian researchers report. [More]
Scientists find new way to predict response to platinum-based chemotherapy in women with triple-negative breast cancer

Scientists find new way to predict response to platinum-based chemotherapy in women with triple-negative breast cancer

Researchers from University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center's Seidman Cancer Center will present findings from a study that found the presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, ahead of treatment may help predict response to platinum-based chemotherapy in women with triple-negative breast cancer. [More]
Cell Therapeutics announces launch of PIXUVRI in the UK for treatment of aggressive B-cell NHL

Cell Therapeutics announces launch of PIXUVRI in the UK for treatment of aggressive B-cell NHL

Cell Therapeutics, Inc. today announced the launch of PIXUVRI (pixantrone), the first new treatment for adult patients in the United Kingdom (UK) with multiply relapsed or refractory aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (aggressive B-cell NHL), at the 54th annual scientific meeting of the British Society for Haematology. [More]
Tgen professor to receive 2014 Hope Funds Award for developing numerous cancer treatments

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 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

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

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

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]