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Dabrafenib shows significant anti-tumour activity in BRAF V600E mutant non-small cell lung cancer

Dabrafenib shows significant anti-tumour activity in BRAF V600E mutant non-small cell lung cancer

The BRAF inhibitor dabrafenib has significant anti-tumour activity in patients with advanced BRAF V600E mutant non-small cell lung cancer whose disease has progressed after chemotherapy, according to phase II data presented at the ESMO 2014 Congress in Madrid, Spain. [More]
Scientists discover important new biomarker that could improve HER2 targeted cancer treatments

Scientists discover important new biomarker that could improve HER2 targeted cancer treatments

Scientists from the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin have made a significant discovery of a new biomarker which may help overcome resistance to newer and more targeted anti-cancer drugs, such as Herceptin, for HER2 positive cancers. These findings may also help the early identification of patients who will benefit more from these treatments. [More]
I-SPY 2 trial qualifies neratinib for HER2-positive breast cancer

I-SPY 2 trial qualifies neratinib for HER2-positive breast cancer

In an innovative clinical trial led by UC San Francisco, the experimental drug neratinib along with standard chemotherapy was found to be a beneficial treatment for some women with newly diagnosed, high-risk breast cancer. [More]
Synta Pharmaceuticals' Hsp90 inhibitor ganetespib selected for study in I-SPY 2 TRIAL

Synta Pharmaceuticals' Hsp90 inhibitor ganetespib selected for study in I-SPY 2 TRIAL

Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. and QuantumLeap Healthcare Collaborative today announced that Synta's lead drug candidate, the Hsp90 inhibitor ganetespib, has been selected for study in the I-SPY 2 TRIAL (Investigation of Serial Studies to Predict Your Therapeutic Response with Imaging And moLecular Analysis 2). [More]
FNIH Biomarkers Consortium announces initial results of I-SPY 2 trial for breast cancer

FNIH Biomarkers Consortium announces initial results of I-SPY 2 trial for breast cancer

The I-SPY 2 TRIAL, a randomized phase II clinical trial for breast cancer launched through a unique partnership with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Biomarkers Consortium and sponsored by QuantumLeap Healthcare Collaborative has graduated the first two drugs from its innovative, multidrug standing platform trial. [More]
Researchers test promising new breast cancer drugs

Researchers test promising new breast cancer drugs

The first investigator results from an unprecedented nationwide effort to test promising new breast cancer drugs before the tumor is removed were presented during the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. [More]
Oncothyreon, Array BioPharma to develop and commercialize ARRY-380 for breast cancer patients

Oncothyreon, Array BioPharma to develop and commercialize ARRY-380 for breast cancer patients

Oncothyreon Inc. and Array BioPharma Inc. today announced that they will collaborate to develop and commercialize ARRY-380, an orally active, reversible and selective small-molecule HER2 inhibitor. [More]
Results from Puma’s PB272 Phase I combination trial on metastatic HER-2 positive breast cancer

Results from Puma’s PB272 Phase I combination trial on metastatic HER-2 positive breast cancer

Puma Biotechnology, Inc., a development stage biopharmaceutical company, announced that results from an ongoing Phase I clinical trial of its lead drug candidate PB272 (neratinib) given in combination with the anticancer drugs paclitaxel and trastuzumab in patients with metastatic HER-2 positive breast cancer were presented in a poster presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2012 Annual Meeting. [More]
Positive results from Puma's neratinib Phase II trials presented at CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Positive results from Puma's neratinib Phase II trials presented at CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Puma Biotechnology, Inc., a development stage biopharmaceutical company, announced that results from ongoing Phase II clinical trials of Puma's investigational drug PB272 (neratinib) were presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium that is currently taking place in San Antonio, Texas. [More]
New data from Pfizer's investigational oncology compounds to be presented at EMCC 2011

New data from Pfizer's investigational oncology compounds to be presented at EMCC 2011

Pfizer Oncology announced today that data evaluating crizotinib in anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as well as data from Pfizer's renal cell carcinoma (RCC) portfolio on axitinib, an investigational compound, and SUTENT(sunitinib malate) will be presented at the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress in Stockholm, Sweden, September 23 - 27, 2011. [More]
Broad opportunities for covalent drugs

Broad opportunities for covalent drugs

Avila Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing novel targeted covalent drugs, today announced the publication of a scientific review article in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery titled "The Resurgence of Covalent Drugs". [More]
Major study shoots for personalized breast cancer drugs

Major study shoots for personalized breast cancer drugs

Mutations in BCRA1 and BCRA2 genes are mainly associated with increased risk of breast cancer in women. Recently many other genetic variants have been found to be associated with breast cancer. [More]
I-SPY 2: The Biomarkers Consortium launches clinical trial for high risk, fast-growing breast cancers

I-SPY 2: The Biomarkers Consortium launches clinical trial for high risk, fast-growing breast cancers

The Biomarkers Consortium, a unique public-private partnership that includes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and major pharmaceutical companies, led by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), today announced the launch of a highly anticipated clinical trial to help screen promising new drugs being developed for women with high risk, fast-growing breast cancers—women for whom an improvement over standard treatment could dramatically change the odds of survival. [More]
Pfizer's new pipeline shows growth and diversity in research and development

Pfizer's new pipeline shows growth and diversity in research and development

Pfizer Inc. today provided an update to its pipeline for the first time since the close of the acquisition of Wyeth in October, 2009. The new development pipeline, composed of assets from both legacy companies, includes 133 programs from phase 1 through registration, and shows growth and increased diversity in each of the areas where the company invests in research and development. [More]
Pfizer announces results from studies evaluating neratinib

Pfizer announces results from studies evaluating neratinib

Pfizer Inc. today announced results from studies evaluating neratinib (HKI-272), an investigational, orally administered, pan-ErbB inhibitor, in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2, also known as ErbB2) positive breast cancer at the 2009 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). [More]
Pfizer to present study findings from its expanded breast cancer portfolio

Pfizer to present study findings from its expanded breast cancer portfolio

Pfizer Oncology announced today that it will be presenting study findings evaluating several compounds including those from its newly expanded breast cancer portfolio following the recent acquisition of Wyeth, focusing on the needs of multiple breast cancer patient populations at the CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) being held December 9 – 13. [More]