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Neutropenia is a hematological disorder characterized by an abnormally low number of neutrophils, the most important type of white blood cell, in the blood.
Pemetrexed, paclitaxel regimens equally effective in NSCLC

Pemetrexed, paclitaxel regimens equally effective in NSCLC

PointBreak trial results suggest that pemetrexed- and paclitaxel-based chemotherapy offer comparable survival outcomes and tolerability for patients with advanced nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) but with differing toxicity profiles. [More]
Takeda presents clinical study results of oral proteasome inhibitor MLN9708 in multiple myeloma patients

Takeda presents clinical study results of oral proteasome inhibitor MLN9708 in multiple myeloma patients

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced final Phase 1 and preliminary Phase 2 results of a study combining oral investigational MLN9708 administered twice a week with lenalidomide and dexamethasone in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. [More]
Acetylon Pharmaceuticals presents positive interim data from two ricolinostat clinical trials at ASH 2013

Acetylon Pharmaceuticals presents positive interim data from two ricolinostat clinical trials at ASH 2013

Acetylon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the leader in the development of selective histone deacetylase inhibitors for enhanced therapeutic outcomes, today announced that positive interim clinical data from the two proof-of-concept clinical trials with selective HDAC6 inhibitor, ricolinostat (ACY-1215), were presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology in New Orleans, LA. [More]
Ligand announces data from preclinical studies on small-molecule oral G-CSF receptor agonist

Ligand announces data from preclinical studies on small-molecule oral G-CSF receptor agonist

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated announced that data from preclinical studies on its granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) receptor agonist program were featured in a poster presentation today at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology in New Orleans. [More]
Janssen reports positive pivotal Phase 2 study data of siltuximab for Multicentric Castleman's Disease

Janssen reports positive pivotal Phase 2 study data of siltuximab for Multicentric Castleman's Disease

Janssen Research & Development, LLC today announced positive results from a pivotal Phase 2 global registration study (MCD2001) suggesting siltuximab, an investigational compound, along with best supportive care, exhibited statistically significant efficacy and a tolerable safety profile compared with placebo and BSC in treating patients with the rare disorder Multicentric Castleman's Disease who are HIV-negative and human herpes virus 8-negative. [More]
Novartis to present updates on broad cancer portfolio at ASH and SABCS symposiums

Novartis to present updates on broad cancer portfolio at ASH and SABCS symposiums

Novartis will present updates on its broad cancer portfolio with more than 240 abstracts at the upcoming American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting and CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). [More]

Investigational c-Met inhibitor shows early promise in NSCLC

A first-in-class drug that inhibits c-Met, a receptor tyrosine kinase, has demonstrated good tolerability when combined with erlotinib in the treatment of Japanese patients with advanced/metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer. [More]
Forest Laboratories to acquire exclusive rights in the U.S. for Saphris sublingual tablets

Forest Laboratories to acquire exclusive rights in the U.S. for Saphris sublingual tablets

Forest Laboratories Holdings Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Forest Laboratories, Inc. today announced that the company is acquiring exclusive rights in the United States for Saphris (asenapine) sublingual tablets, a treatment for adult patients with schizophrenia or acute bipolar mania, from Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. [More]

Four-drug regimen shows first-line efficacy in advanced NSCLC

A four-drug combination of cetuximab, bevacizumab, carboplatin, and paclitaxel is effective and has acceptable safety as a first-line treatment for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer, US researchers report. [More]
Merck announces approval of NOXAFIL delayed-release tablets by FDA

Merck announces approval of NOXAFIL delayed-release tablets by FDA

Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved NOXAFIL® (posaconazole) 100 mg delayed-release tablets. [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]
FDA accepts Merck's NOXAFIL IV solution NDA for priority review

FDA accepts Merck's NOXAFIL IV solution NDA for priority review

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that its New Drug Application for an investigational intravenous solution formulation of the company's antifungal agent, NOXAFIL (posaconazole), has been accepted for priority review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. [More]
European Commission grants marketing authorization for Bayer HealthCare's Xofigo injection

European Commission grants marketing authorization for Bayer HealthCare's Xofigo injection

Bayer HealthCare announced today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for Xofigo (radium Ra 223 dichloride) solution for injection for the treatment of adults with castration-resistant prostate cancer, symptomatic bone metastases and no known visceral metastases. This decision follows a positive recommendation from the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use in September of this year. [More]

Scientists discover new drug mechanism to reduce risk of infections

Scientists at A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) have discovered the exact mode of action by plerixafor, a drug commonly prescribed to stimulate immune responses in patients suffering from neutropenia, which causes them to become prone to oral, skin, genital infections and in worst cases, a fatal whole-body infection. [More]

Imbruvica gets FDA approval for treatment of mantle cell lymphoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Imbruvica (ibrutinib) to treat patients with mantle cell lymphoma, a rare and aggressive type of blood cancer. [More]

ARIAD temporarily suspends commercial distribution of Iclusig drug in US

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it is temporarily suspending the marketing and commercial distribution of Iclusig® (ponatinib), a treatment for patients with resistant or intolerant chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and Philadelphia-chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL), in the United States, while it continues to negotiate updates to the U.S. prescribing information for Iclusig and implementation of a risk mitigation strategy. [More]

New PARP inhibitor shows early responses in patients with advanced BRCA-related cancers

An investigational new PARP inhibitor, BMN 673, is showing early responses in patients with heavily pretreated, advanced, BRCA-related cancers of the breast and ovary, according to phase I clinical trial results presented here at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, held Oct. 19-23. [More]
Angiochem presents results of Phase 2 study with ANG1005 in breast cancer patients with brain metastases

Angiochem presents results of Phase 2 study with ANG1005 in breast cancer patients with brain metastases

Angiochem, a clinical stage biotechnology company developing drugs that are uniquely capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier (BBB), announced that the complete analysis results of a Phase 2 clinical study with ANG1005, a novel paclitaxel-peptide drug conjugate, in breast cancer patients with brain metastasis were presented today at the 2013 AACR-NCI-EORTC Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics Conference. [More]

Amgen Buys Roche Rights To Neutropenia Drugs

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ARIAD discontinues Phase 3 EPIC trial of Iclusig in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it is discontinuing the Phase 3 EPIC (Evaluation of Ponatinib versus Imatinib in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia) trial of Iclusig (ponatinib) in patients with newly diagnosed chronic myeloid leukemia. [More]