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A protein kinase inhibitor is a type of enzyme inhibitor that specifically blocks the action of one or more protein kinases.
Fasudil improves memory in rats, promotes degradation of toxic tau in the eyes of fruit flies

Fasudil improves memory in rats, promotes degradation of toxic tau in the eyes of fruit flies

Could a kinase inhibitor some doctors prescribe to keep blood flowing after brain surgery be used to treat neurodegeneration? New research suggests it might be worth exploring the question. [More]
New personalized DNA-based digital assay has potential to dramatically impact CML management

New personalized DNA-based digital assay has potential to dramatically impact CML management

The outcomes of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) have dramatically improved as the result of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment. Use of a TKI regimen can lower the blood CML biomarker to levels imperceptible by current detection methods. For patients in "molecular remission," however, uncertainties remain regarding whether they will relapse or if treatment should be discontinued. [More]
AstraZeneca’s TAGRISSO (osimertinib) approved in EU for metastatic EGFR T790M mutation-positive NSCLC

AstraZeneca’s TAGRISSO (osimertinib) approved in EU for metastatic EGFR T790M mutation-positive NSCLC

AstraZeneca today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted conditional marketing authorisation for TAGRISSO™ (AZD9291, osimertinib) 80mg once-daily tablets for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) T790M mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). [More]
BCR–ABL transcript type linked to TKI response, outcomes

BCR–ABL transcript type linked to TKI response, outcomes

The type of BCR–ABL transcript could have an impact on tyrosine kinase inhibitor choice in patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia , according to research published in Blood. [More]
Positive bosutinib response for elderly blast phase CML patient

Positive bosutinib response for elderly blast phase CML patient

A case study suggests that the third-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor bosutinib may be considered as induction therapy for blast phase chronic myeloid leukaemia in older patients. [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]
CASI Pharmaceuticals receives $10.3 million in strategic financing

CASI Pharmaceuticals receives $10.3 million in strategic financing

CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to innovative therapeutics addressing cancer and other unmet medical needs, announces it has received approximately $10.3 million in a strategic financing previously announced on September 21, 2015. [More]
TIGER-X study reviews efficacy of rociletinib therapy in patients with EGFR mutant-positive NSCLC

TIGER-X study reviews efficacy of rociletinib therapy in patients with EGFR mutant-positive NSCLC

Oncology & Hematology Review, the peer-reviewed journal, has published a review highlighting recent data around rociletinib, an investigational therapy in patients with previously treated EGFR mutant-positive non-small cell lung cancer. [More]
Study shows more patients with advanced NSCLC may benefit from pembrolizumab

Study shows more patients with advanced NSCLC may benefit from pembrolizumab

More patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) could benefit from pembrolizumab, says Professor Roy Herbst, Chief of Medical Oncology, Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, presenting promising results from the pivotal phase 2/3 KEYNOTE-010 trial at the first ESMO Asia Congress in Singapore), in conjunction with a publication in The Lancet. [More]
Patients with EGFR-mutated lung cancer benefit more from afatinib as first-line treatment

Patients with EGFR-mutated lung cancer benefit more from afatinib as first-line treatment

Patients with EGFR-activating mutations in advanced lung cancer seem to benefit more from afatinib than gefitinib as first-line treatment, researchers report at the first ESMO Asia 2015 Congress in Singapore. [More]
Mirati announces initiation of glesatinib Phase 2 clinical trial in NSCLC patients

Mirati announces initiation of glesatinib Phase 2 clinical trial in NSCLC patients

Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the Phase 2 clinical trial of glesatinib (MGCD265) has commenced. The Company also announced that "glesatinib" is the proposed generic name for MGCD265. [More]
Ultra-performance chromatography test aids bosutinib plasma quantification

Ultra-performance chromatography test aids bosutinib plasma quantification

Chinese scientists have developed a fast and sensitive method for the quantification of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor bosutinib in rat blood samples. [More]

Ibrutinib ‘new standard’ for relapsed, refractory mantle cell lymphoma

Phase III trial findings suggest that patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma derive significantly greater benefits from ibrutinib than from temsirolimus therapy. [More]
First targeted treatment to improve survival of high-risk patients with acute myeloid leukemia

First targeted treatment to improve survival of high-risk patients with acute myeloid leukemia

Midostaurin added to standard chemotherapy is the first targeted treatment to improve survival of a high-risk, genetically defined subgroup of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), reported Dr. Richard Stone, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, on behalf of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology group, in a plenary session at the 57th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition in Orlando. [More]
Amgen’s Phase 2 data supports safety, efficacy of BLINCYTO in ALL patients with minimal residual disease

Amgen’s Phase 2 data supports safety, efficacy of BLINCYTO in ALL patients with minimal residual disease

Amgen today announced that new data from three Phase 2 trials support the efficacy and safety of BLINCYTO (blinatumomab) in adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). [More]
New approaches to treating leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma

New approaches to treating leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma

New, highly targeted treatment approaches for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma to be presented today at the 57th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition represent a tremendous expansion of oral and intravenous therapy options for patients with blood cancers. [More]
Ibrutinib more effective than traditional chemotherapy in older untreated patients with CLL

Ibrutinib more effective than traditional chemotherapy in older untreated patients with CLL

A multi-center, international, randomized, Phase III study of older untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) demonstrated that ibrutinib, a kinase inhibitor, is significantly more effective than traditional chemotherapy with chlorambucil. [More]
Potential for chemotherapy-free standard of care in advanced mantle cell lymphoma

Potential for chemotherapy-free standard of care in advanced mantle cell lymphoma

The combination of ibrutinib and rituximab shows activity in patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma, suggests research published in The Lancet Oncology. [More]
Discovery may lead to potential new therapeutic approach to eradicate blood cancers

Discovery may lead to potential new therapeutic approach to eradicate blood cancers

An international team of scientists, headed by researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, report that decreases in a specific group of proteins trigger changes in the cancer microenvironment that accelerate growth and development of therapy-resistant cancer stem cells (CSCs). [More]
Second-line bosutinib offers ‘durable’ response for chronic phase CML patients

Second-line bosutinib offers ‘durable’ response for chronic phase CML patients

Four-year results for an ongoing study of second-line bosutinib indicate that the tyrosine kinase inhibitor offers long-term efficacy with manageable side effects for patients with chronic phase chronic myeloid leukaemia. [More]
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