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Novel strategies on the way for difficult-to-treat head and neck cancer

Novel strategies on the way for difficult-to-treat head and neck cancer

Novel strategies are on the way for difficult-to-treat and advanced head and neck cancer, the most heterogeneous group of malignancies which are generally associated with poor survival, and encouraging results have been presented at the first ESMO Asia 2015 Congress in Singapore. [More]
ESSA reports net loss of $11.5 million for year ended September 30, 2015

ESSA reports net loss of $11.5 million for year ended September 30, 2015

ESSA Pharma Inc. today reported financial results for the year ended September 30, 2015. Amounts, unless specified otherwise, are expressed in Canadian dollars and in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). [More]
Tetra begins human Phase 1 safety trials of BPN14770

Tetra begins human Phase 1 safety trials of BPN14770

Tetra Discovery Partners today announced that the company has initiated human Phase 1 safety trials of its lead compound BPN14770, which Tetra is developing as a potential treatment to both improve memory and slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease. [More]
Phase 1 BelCHOP study shows belinostat and CHOP chemo regimen as first-line treatment for PTCL

Phase 1 BelCHOP study shows belinostat and CHOP chemo regimen as first-line treatment for PTCL

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company with fully integrated commercial and drug development operations and a primary focus in Hematology and Oncology, and Onxeo S.A., an innovative company specializing in the development of orphan oncology drugs, today jointly announced the results from their Phase 1 combination trial of belinostat (Beleodaq) with the CHOP (Cyclophosphamide, Hydroxyl-doxorubicin; Vincristine, and Prednisone) chemotherapy regimen as first-line treatment for newly diagnosed peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL). [More]
Research shows significant step toward improving outcomes, reducing treatment burden for SCD patients

Research shows significant step toward improving outcomes, reducing treatment burden for SCD patients

Emerging therapies and promising new insights in the treatment of sickle cell disease represent a significant step toward improving outcomes and reducing the treatment burden for affected children and adults. Studies reporting these advances will be presented today at the 57th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition. [More]
MPP collaborates with University of Liverpool to accelerate development of HIV nanomedicines

MPP collaborates with University of Liverpool to accelerate development of HIV nanomedicines

The Medicines Patent Pool today announced a collaboration with the University of Liverpool and a licence for the university's Solid Drug Nanoparticle (SDN) technology to accelerate the development of WHO-recommended antiretrovirals as nanomedicines. [More]
New nanocarriers may effectively deliver therapeutic drug to GBM tumors

New nanocarriers may effectively deliver therapeutic drug to GBM tumors

Glioblastoma multiforme, a cancer of the brain also known as "octopus tumors" because of the manner in which the cancer cells extend their tendrils into surrounding tissue, is virtually inoperable, resistant to therapies, and always fatal, usually within 15 months of onset. [More]
MIPT researchers patent graphene biosensors that may accelerate development of novel drugs

MIPT researchers patent graphene biosensors that may accelerate development of novel drugs

The US Patent Office has recently published the patent application (no. US 2015/0301039), which was filed by the MIPT in May this year and is titled Biological Sensor and a Method of the Production of Biological Sensor. In Russia, this development is already protected by the patent No. 2527699 with a priority date of February 20, 2013. The key feature of the sensor is the use of a linking layer for biomolecule immobilization comprising a thin film of graphene or graphene oxide. [More]
AACR rapid and dramatic responses in TRK fusion patients

AACR rapid and dramatic responses in TRK fusion patients

Loxo Oncology, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company innovating the development of highly selective medicines for patients with genetically defined cancers, today announced new results from its Phase 1 open-label, dose-escalation trial of LOXO-101, a selective inhibitor of tropomyosin receptor kinase (TRK) signaling molecules, and the first preclinical data for its RET and FGFR programs. The data are being presented at the 2015 AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics in Boston. [More]
Hutchison MediPharma begins sulfatinib Phase I trial in US

Hutchison MediPharma begins sulfatinib Phase I trial in US

Hutchison China MediTech Limited today announces that Hutchison MediPharma Limited ("HMP"), its drug R&D subsidiary, has initiated the Phase I clinical trial of sulfatinib (HMPL-012) in the United States. [More]
Janssen doses first patient in daratumumab clinical trial using Halozyme's ENHANZE technology

Janssen doses first patient in daratumumab clinical trial using Halozyme's ENHANZE technology

Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that Janssen Biotech, Inc. has dosed the first patient in a clinical trial evaluating subcutaneous (SC) delivery of daratumumab with Halozyme's proprietary ENHANZE technology in multiple myeloma. [More]
Viking begins VK5211 Phase 2 trial in patients recovering from hip fracture

Viking begins VK5211 Phase 2 trial in patients recovering from hip fracture

Viking Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel, first-in-class or best-in-class therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced the initiation of dosing in the company's Phase 2 clinical trial of VK5211 in patients who recently suffered a hip fracture. [More]
Halozyme Therapeutics announces initiation of rivipansel Phase 1 clinical trial

Halozyme Therapeutics announces initiation of rivipansel Phase 1 clinical trial

Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the first healthy subject has been dosed in a Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of a subcutaneous formulation of rivipansel, a compound discovered by GlycoMimetics, Inc. and being developed by Pfizer Inc., using Halozyme's ENHANZE formulation. [More]
New computer-based modeling may help improve outcomes for babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome

New computer-based modeling may help improve outcomes for babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome

Computer-based modeling is helping to further reduce length of hospital stay and duration of treatment with opioids that are used therapeutically to wean babies born in withdrawal from drugs their mothers have taken. This condition is known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). [More]
Mast Therapeutics begins vepoloxamer Phase 2 study in patients with chronic heart failure

Mast Therapeutics begins vepoloxamer Phase 2 study in patients with chronic heart failure

Mast Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leveraging its molecular adhesion and sealant technology (MAST) platform to develop novel therapies for sickle cell disease, heart failure, and stroke, announced that it has initiated its Phase 2 study of vepoloxamer for the treatment of patients with chronic heart failure. [More]
Viking successfully completes safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic study of VK5211 in elderly subjects

Viking successfully completes safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic study of VK5211 in elderly subjects

Viking Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel, first-in-class or best-in-class therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced the successful completion of a short-term safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetic study of VK5211 in healthy elderly subjects. VK5211, the company's lead program for muscle and bone disorders, is an orally available, non-steroidal selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) being developed for the treatment of patients recovering from non-elective hip fracture surgery. [More]
Drug interactions in placenta may increase risk of birth defects or stunting fetal growth

Drug interactions in placenta may increase risk of birth defects or stunting fetal growth

To date, studies in pregnant women examining transport of drugs across the placenta are rare and inadequate, said Tomo Nabekura, PhD. Such knowledge could be vital to preserving fetal health. In a new laboratory study, Nabekura and colleagues have illuminated a piece of this puzzle, and the results hint that mothers taking new anti-hepatitis C and/or anti-HIV drugs along with anti-hypertensives or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) could be raising the risk of birth defects or stunting fetal growth, respectively. [More]
CU Cancer Center study reports 'robust antitumor activity' of TAK-733 drug in mouse models of colorectal cancer

CU Cancer Center study reports 'robust antitumor activity' of TAK-733 drug in mouse models of colorectal cancer

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published online ahead of print in the journal Oncotarget reports "robust antitumor activity" of the drug TAK-733 in cells and mouse models of colorectal cancer. [More]
SynAgile announces positive results from Phase 2a trial of continuous intraoral LD/CD therapy

SynAgile announces positive results from Phase 2a trial of continuous intraoral LD/CD therapy

SynAgile Corporation, a privately held pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes drug delivery systems using its proprietary OraFuse intraoral technology platform, today announced positive results from a proof-of-concept, Phase 2a, open-label clinical trial of continuous intraoral administration of levodopa-carbidopa (LD/CD). [More]
Allergan's anti-infective portfolio to be highlighted at IDWeek 2015

Allergan's anti-infective portfolio to be highlighted at IDWeek 2015

Allergan plc today announced that its infectious disease portfolio will be featured in 13 abstracts highlighting data at IDWeek 2015, which takes place from October 7-11, 2015, in San Diego. [More]
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