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Can-Fite's CF102 drug gets approval in Israel for patient with hepatocellular carcinoma

Can-Fite's CF102 drug gets approval in Israel for patient with hepatocellular carcinoma

Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd., a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address inflammatory and cancer diseases, announced today that the Israeli Ministry of Health has approved the use of its drug CF102 for a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer, under the country's Compassionate Use Program. [More]
Bayer announces Health Canada approval of Nexavar for differentiated thyroid cancer treatment

Bayer announces Health Canada approval of Nexavar for differentiated thyroid cancer treatment

Bayer Inc. is pleased to announce the Health Canada approval of Nexavar for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic, progressive, differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC), refractory to radioactive iodine (RAI). [More]
FDA approves Can-Fite's study protocol for CF102 Phase II clinical trial for advanced liver cancer

FDA approves Can-Fite's study protocol for CF102 Phase II clinical trial for advanced liver cancer

Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd., a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address inflammatory and cancer diseases, announced today that the U.S. FDA has agreed with the Company's study protocol for its Phase II clinical trial of CF102 for the treatment of advanced liver cancer. [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]
Combination treatments for unresectable and metastatic melanomas: an interview with Dr. Kiran Patel, Vice President & Medicines Development Leader for Oncology, GSK

Combination treatments for unresectable and metastatic melanomas: an interview with Dr. Kiran Patel, Vice President & Medicines Development Leader for Oncology, GSK

Melanoma is the most serious and deadly form of skin cancer. Unresectable melanoma is melanoma that has spread locally and cannot be removed by surgery, while metastatic melanoma is melanoma that has spread to other parts of the body. Both are advanced stages of melanoma and have had historically low survival rates. [More]
VG Life Sciences provides update to HCQ-sorafenib combination Phase I Study for advanced stage solid tumors

VG Life Sciences provides update to HCQ-sorafenib combination Phase I Study for advanced stage solid tumors

VG Life Sciences, a biotechnology company, announces today an update to its Physician-IND Phase I Study to test tolerability and toxicity of its patented technology in patients with advanced stage solid tumors. [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]
GenSpera presents final data from G-202 Phase I clinical trial at EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium

GenSpera presents final data from G-202 Phase I clinical trial at EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium

GenSpera, Inc. (OTCBB:GNSZ) announced that Devalingam Mahalingam, MD, PhD, principal investigator of the G-202 Phase II trial in hepatocellular carcinoma, presented final data from the G-202 Phase I clinical trial yesterday at the EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics in Boston, MA. [More]
FDA grants Priority Review designation to sNDA for Nexavar tablets

FDA grants Priority Review designation to sNDA for Nexavar tablets

Bayer HealthCare and Onyx Pharmaceuticals today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Priority Review designation to the supplemental New Drug Application for the oral multi-kinase inhibitor Nexavar (sorafenib) tablets under evaluation for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer. [More]
Bayer, Onyx submit sNDA to FDA, marketing authorization application to EMA for Nexavar tablets

Bayer, Onyx submit sNDA to FDA, marketing authorization application to EMA for Nexavar tablets

Bayer HealthCare and Onyx Pharmaceuticals today announced the submission of a supplemental New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and an application for marketing authorization to the European Medicines Agency for the oral multi-kinase inhibitor Nexavar (sorafenib) tablets for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer. [More]
Sorafenib stops tumor growth, provides effective treatment for thyroid cancer patients

Sorafenib stops tumor growth, provides effective treatment for thyroid cancer patients

The kidney and liver cancer drug sorafenib holds metastatic thyroid cancer at bay for nearly twice as long as a placebo, according to results of a randomized phase III trial, which will be presented today by a researcher from the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in a plenary session during the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting. [More]
Bayer HealthCare to present new data on oncology portfolio at ASCO meeting

Bayer HealthCare to present new data on oncology portfolio at ASCO meeting

Bayer HealthCare announced today that new data on the oncology portfolio, including Nexavar (sorafenib) tablets, Stivarga (regorafenib) tablets and the recently U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved product Xofigo (radium Ra 223 dichloride) injection will be presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, May 31 – June 4, in Chicago, IL (USA). [More]
Bayer HealthCare: Patient enrollment underway in Phase III trial of Stivarga tablets for treatment of HCC

Bayer HealthCare: Patient enrollment underway in Phase III trial of Stivarga tablets for treatment of HCC

Bayer HealthCare announced today that patient enrollment is underway for RESORCE (Regorafenib after Sorafenib in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma), an international Phase III trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Stivarga (regorafenib) tablets for the treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who have progressed on Nexavar (sorafenib) tablets, an anticancer medicine for the treatment of patients with unresectable HCC. [More]
Bayer, Onyx announce data from Nexavar Phase 3 trial on RAI-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer

Bayer, Onyx announce data from Nexavar Phase 3 trial on RAI-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that a Phase 3 trial of Nexavar (sorafenib) tablets in patients with locally advanced or metastatic radioactive iodine-refractory (RAI) differentiated thyroid cancer has met its primary endpoint of a statistically significant improvement of progression-free survival. [More]
Sirtex unveils new website to learn more about SIR-Spheres microspheres

Sirtex unveils new website to learn more about SIR-Spheres microspheres

Sirtex today unveiled a new, comprehensive and easy-to-use global website for doctors, nurses, patients and investors interested in learning more about SIR-Spheres microspheres, a form of radiotherapy targeting liver tumours that is gaining increasingly wide acceptance worldwide. [More]
Viral Genetics changes name to VG Life Sciences

Viral Genetics changes name to VG Life Sciences

Viral Genetics, Inc. today announced that it has changed its name to VG Life Sciences Inc. and that it has completed its 1-for-600 reverse stock split, both of which will take effect at the open of trading on November 27, 2012. [More]
Scientists show how sorafenib can be dangerous to the heart

Scientists show how sorafenib can be dangerous to the heart

Scientists for the first time have evidence showing how a widely used type of "targeted" cancer drug can be dangerous to the heart. [More]

Financial Times examines legal disputes in India over pharmaceutical patent laws

The Financial Times reports on a legal dispute between the Indian government and the German pharmaceutical group Bayer, writing, "Bayer is appealing against the Indian patent controller's decision in March to override the company's monopoly on its cancer drug Nexavar, and to allow an Indian company to produce and sell the life-extending drug for just $173 a month -- one-sixth of the $5,500 a month price charged by Bayer." [More]
Bayer submits regorafenib NDA with FDA for treatment of metastatic and/or unresectable GIST

Bayer submits regorafenib NDA with FDA for treatment of metastatic and/or unresectable GIST

Bayer HealthCare and Onyx Pharmaceuticals today announced that Bayer HealthCare has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the oral multi-kinase inhibitor regorafenib for the treatment of metastatic and/or unresectable gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) in patients whose disease has progressed despite prior treatment. [More]

India's CNBC-TV18 examines implications of country's decision to issue compulsory license for Bayer cancer drug

"India's grant of a compulsory license to Natco for Bayer's kidney-cancer drug Nexavar has sent shockwaves across the globe," but "India has found a backer in the World Health Organization," CNBC-TV18's "moneycontrol.com" reports. [More]