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Mutant allele frequency predicts lung cancer TKI response

Mutant allele frequency predicts lung cancer TKI response

Tyrosine kinase inhibitor sensitivity may be predicted by the frequency of a point mutation in the epidermal growth factor receptor gene, suggests a study of Japanese patients with advanced lung adenocarcinoma. [More]
Researchers examine impact of BIM deletion on survival outcomes of advanced NSCLC patients

Researchers examine impact of BIM deletion on survival outcomes of advanced NSCLC patients

Bcl-2-like protein 11 (BIM) deletion in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is associated with shorter progression free survival (PFS) in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) or chemotherapy treated Asian patients. [More]
Erlotinib feasible in KRAS wild-type lung adenocarcinoma

Erlotinib feasible in KRAS wild-type lung adenocarcinoma

Erlotinib is a valid treatment option for patients with KRAS wild-type lung adenocarcinoma refractory to chemotherapy, study data show. [More]
Researchers identify mutated forms of gene that encodes unregulated enzyme driving CML

Researchers identify mutated forms of gene that encodes unregulated enzyme driving CML

Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have identified and characterized mutated forms of the gene that encodes BCR-ABL, the unregulated enzyme driving the blood cancer chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). [More]
EGFR biomarkers predict NSCLC response to vandetanib

EGFR biomarkers predict NSCLC response to vandetanib

Biomarker analyses of tumour samples from the ZODIAC study indicate that epidermal growth factor receptor gene copy number and mutation status may help identify the non-small-cell lung cancer patients most likely to benefit from treatment with vandetanib plus docetaxel. [More]
Glenmark announces discovery and initiation of IND enabling studies of innovative bispecific antibody

Glenmark announces discovery and initiation of IND enabling studies of innovative bispecific antibody

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals S.A. (GPSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited India (GPL), announces the discovery and initiation of IND enabling studies of a novel clinical development candidate, GBR 1302, a HER2xCD3 bispecific antibody. [More]
In vivo dopaminergic imaging strongly correlates with brain pathology

In vivo dopaminergic imaging strongly correlates with brain pathology

Striatal dopamine transporter binding, assessed using single-photon emission computed tomography, is strongly correlated with substantia nigra cell counts assessed at postmortem, say the authors of a study. [More]
First-line sunitinib superior to everolimus for metastatic RCC

First-line sunitinib superior to everolimus for metastatic RCC

Results for the RECORD-3 trial support the current strategy of first-line sunitinib followed by second-line everolimus for the treatment of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. [More]
Avillion initiates BOSULIF Phase 3 trial in patients with chronic phase Ph+ CML

Avillion initiates BOSULIF Phase 3 trial in patients with chronic phase Ph+ CML

Avillion LLP, a co-developer of late-stage pharmaceutical assets, announces that the first patients have been dosed in the United States in a global Phase 3 clinical trial called "BFORE," which is designed to assess the effectiveness and safety of BOSULIF (bosutinib) as a first-line treatment for patients with chronic phase Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+) chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). The first patient was dosed on July 22, 2014. [More]
CTI BioPharma's pacritinib granted FDA Fast Track designation for treatment of myelofibrosis

CTI BioPharma's pacritinib granted FDA Fast Track designation for treatment of myelofibrosis

CTI BioPharma Corp. announced today that pacritinib has been granted Fast Track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of intermediate and high risk myelofibrosis, including but not limited to patients with disease related thrombocytopenia, patients experiencing treatment emergent thrombocytopenia on other JAK2 therapy or patients who are intolerant to or whose symptoms are sub-optimally managed on other JAK2 therapy. [More]
New molecular test kit predicts survival outcomes in kidney cancer patients

New molecular test kit predicts survival outcomes in kidney cancer patients

Researchers and doctors at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) have co-developed the first molecular test kit that can predict treatment and survival outcomes in kidney cancer patients. This breakthrough was recently reported in European Urology, the world's top urology journal. [More]
EMA recommends full marketing approval for IMBRUVICA in the European Union

EMA recommends full marketing approval for IMBRUVICA in the European Union

Pharmacyclics, Inc. today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency issued a positive opinion recommending the granting of full marketing approval for IMBRUVICA (ibrutinib) in the European Union. [More]
Kinex receives FDA approval to begin Phase I study of KX2-391 Ointment for actinic keratosis

Kinex receives FDA approval to begin Phase I study of KX2-391 Ointment for actinic keratosis

Kinex Pharmaceuticals announced the receipt of an allowance by the US FDA for the Company's KX2-391 Ointment for the commencement of a Phase I clinical study in actinic keratosis. This is the Company's third IND to be allowed by the US FDA in the past 12 months. [More]
Co-targeting strategies suggested for EGFR-TKI resistance in NSCLC

Co-targeting strategies suggested for EGFR-TKI resistance in NSCLC

Researchers have identified additional resistance mechanisms that could be targeted to improve the efficacy of irreversible epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer harbouring both EGFR and T790M mutations. [More]

CRIPTO1 role in TKI resistance elucidated

Overexpression of CRIPTO1 may explain intrinsic tyrosine kinase inhibitor resistance in around 10% of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer and endothelial growth factor receptor mutations, research indicates. [More]
Collaboration classification useful for Japanese lung cancer patients

Collaboration classification useful for Japanese lung cancer patients

Epidermal growth factor receptor status and prognosis in Japanese patients can be predicted by a recently developed lung adenocarcinoma classification system, say researchers. [More]
CFDA approves CASI's ENMD-2076 Phase II trial in triple-negative breast cancer patients

CFDA approves CASI's ENMD-2076 Phase II trial in triple-negative breast cancer patients

CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other diseases, announced today that China's Food and Drug Administration has approved the Company's application to conduct a Phase II clinical trial in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients in China for its proprietary drug candidate, ENMD-2076. [More]
FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy designation to Boehringer Ingelheim’s nintedanib

FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy designation to Boehringer Ingelheim’s nintedanib

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to nintedanib, an investigational therapy currently under FDA review for the treatment of people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). [More]
New potential avenues to predict and prevent ovarian cancer metastasis

New potential avenues to predict and prevent ovarian cancer metastasis

Circulating tumor cells spread ovarian cancer through the bloodstream, homing in on a sheath of abdominal fatty tissue where it can grow and metastasize to other organs, scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Cancer Cell. [More]
Neuroprotective effects of lithium are likely related to gene expressions

Neuroprotective effects of lithium are likely related to gene expressions

Lithium, as a neuroprotective agent, benefits for neuronal survival. Recent cDNA array studies have demonstrated that mood stabilizer lithium exhibits neuroprotective effects through multiple targets. [More]