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Vectibix is a human monoclonal antibody that is being used to treat colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It is used in patients whose disease has not gotten better during or after treatment with other anticancer drugs. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Monoclonal antibodies are made in the laboratory and can locate and bind to substances in the body, including cancer cells. Vectibix binds to the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and may block tumor cell growth. Also called ABX-EGF and panitumumab.
Colorectal cancer therapies market to remain constant at $7.7 billion by 2023

Colorectal cancer therapies market to remain constant at $7.7 billion by 2023

Decision Resources Group finds that the market for colorectal cancer (CRC) therapies will remain constant, at around $7.7 billion by 2023 in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan. [More]
Amgen presents extended analysis of PEAK study data at ASCO

Amgen presents extended analysis of PEAK study data at ASCO

Amgen today announced results from the Phase 2 PEAK study that reinforce the improved overall survival (OS) benefit of panitumumab (Vectibix®) when used in combination with FOLFOX, an oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy regimen, compared to bevacizumab (Avastin) plus FOLFOX as first-line treatment in patients with wild-type RAS metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). [More]
Amgen Plans R&D Center In China

Amgen Plans R&D Center In China

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Biomarker analysis of Vectibix for mCRC published in New England Journal of Medicine

Biomarker analysis of Vectibix for mCRC published in New England Journal of Medicine

Amgen today announced the publication of a biomarker analysis of Vectibix (panitumumab) in combination with FOLFOX, a type of oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy, for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. [More]
Blaze Bioscience completes $8.5 million Series A financing

Blaze Bioscience completes $8.5 million Series A financing

Blaze Bioscience, Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to developing innovative products to improve the lives of cancer patients, today announced the completion of a Series A financing totaling $8.5 million and bringing the total funds raised since inception to $9.8 million. [More]
BEAMing DNA blood testing technology detects drug resistance in colorectal cancer patients early

BEAMing DNA blood testing technology detects drug resistance in colorectal cancer patients early

Two studies published back-to-back in last week's Nature applied DNA blood testing using the BEAMing technology to detect drug resistance mediated by KRAS mutations in colorectal cancer patients months before treatment failure was observed. [More]
Opportunity for developers and marketers of EGFR inhibitors in Brazil and Mexico

Opportunity for developers and marketers of EGFR inhibitors in Brazil and Mexico

Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that patient access to premium-priced targeted cancer treatments in Brazil and Mexico is improving, creating an opportunity for developers and marketers of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors. [More]
Amgen receives EC approval to extend therapeutic indications for Vectibix

Amgen receives EC approval to extend therapeutic indications for Vectibix

Amgen today announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved a variation to the marketing authorization for Vectibix (panitumumab) to include indications for the treatment of patients with wild-type KRAS metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) in first-line in combination with FOLFOX and in second-line in combination with FOLFIRI in patients who have received first-line fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy. [More]
Data from Amgen's XGEVA and Vectibix studies to be presented at EMCC 2011

Data from Amgen's XGEVA and Vectibix studies to be presented at EMCC 2011

Amgen announced today that data from XGEVA (denosumab) and Vectibix (panitumumab) studies will be presented at the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress, Sept. 23 - 27, 2011, in Stockholm, Sweden. [More]
Amgen reports 8% increase in second quarter total product sales to $3,893 million

Amgen reports 8% increase in second quarter total product sales to $3,893 million

Amgen reported total revenue increased 4 percent during the second quarter of 2011 to $3,959 million versus $3,804 million in the second quarter of 2010. Total product sales increased 8 percent in the second quarter of 2011 to $3,893 million versus $3,613 million in the second quarter of 2010. The increase in total revenue in the second quarter of 2011 included a decline in other revenue due to certain milestone payments earned in the second quarter of 2010. [More]
Recruitment complete in Aeterna Zentaris' perifosine Phase 3 trial for advanced colorectal cancer

Recruitment complete in Aeterna Zentaris' perifosine Phase 3 trial for advanced colorectal cancer

Aeterna Zentaris Inc. today announced the completion of patient recruitment for the ongoing Phase 3 trial with perifosine in refractory advanced colorectal cancer. [More]
Recommendations on new cancer drug review process fall short in several ways: CCAC

Recommendations on new cancer drug review process fall short in several ways: CCAC

While the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada congratulates Quebec Health Minister Yves Bolduc on the recommendations of the report of the Working Group on the evaluation process of new anti cancer medications (Rapport du Groupe de travail sur le processus d'évaluation des médicaments anticancéreux) recently issued, the CCAC notes that the recommendations fall short in several important ways. [More]
Amgen acquires Bergamo, expands operations in Brazil

Amgen acquires Bergamo, expands operations in Brazil

Amgen, the world's largest biotechnology company, announced today the expansion of its operations in Brazil, including the acquisition of Bergamo, a privately-held Brazilian pharmaceutical company. [More]
Amgen appeals EMA CHMP negative opinion on Vectibix-chemotherapy combination for wild-type KRAS mCRC

Amgen appeals EMA CHMP negative opinion on Vectibix-chemotherapy combination for wild-type KRAS mCRC

Amgen announced today that it has submitted a request to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for a re-examination of the negative opinion issued in March by the Committee For Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) for the use of Vectibix in combination with chemotherapy for patients with wild-type KRAS metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). [More]
EMA CHMP adopts negative opinion for Amgen's Vectibix in treatment of wild-type KRAS metastatic colorectal cancer

EMA CHMP adopts negative opinion for Amgen's Vectibix in treatment of wild-type KRAS metastatic colorectal cancer

Amgen has received notice that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a negative opinion for Amgen's application to extend the marketing authorization in Europe for Vectibix® (panitumumab) to include combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of patients with wild-type KRAS metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). [More]
Choosing between EGFR therapeutic options in metastatic colorectal cancer

Choosing between EGFR therapeutic options in metastatic colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in men and women in the USA, with a new diagnosis made every 3.5 minutes and an associated death every 9 minutes. [More]
Amgen reports $3,816 million for 2010 third quarter revenue

Amgen reports $3,816 million for 2010 third quarter revenue

Amgen reported revenue unchanged for the third quarter of 2010 at $3,816 million versus $3,812 million for the third quarter of 2009. [More]
Amgen to present oncology portfolio results at ESMO Congress

Amgen to present oncology portfolio results at ESMO Congress

Amgen today announced that results from several important studies from the Company's ncology portfolio will be presented at the 35th European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress, Oct. 8-12, 2010, in Milan, Italy. [More]
Amgen announces PRIME '203' and '181' Phase 3 trial results

Amgen announces PRIME '203' and '181' Phase 3 trial results

Amgen today announced that results from the PRIME '203' and '181' pivotal Phase 3 trials evaluating Vectibix (panitumumab) in combination with chemotherapy (FOLFOX or FOLFIRI) as a first and second-line treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), respectively, were published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. [More]
Amgen reports top-line results from Vectibix Phase 3 trial for head and neck cancer

Amgen reports top-line results from Vectibix Phase 3 trial for head and neck cancer

Amgen today announced top-line results from a randomized Phase 3 trial evaluating Vectibix as a first-line treatment in patients with recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell head and neck cancer. The data showed the addition of Vectibix to platinum-based chemotherapy did not result in a statistically significant improvement in overall survival, the primary endpoint, compared to chemotherapy alone. [More]