Tarceva is a drug used to treat certain types of non-small cell lung cancer. It is also used together with gemcitabine to treat pancreatic cancer and is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Tarceva is a type of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Also called CP-358,774, erlotinib, erlotinib hydrochloride, and OSI-774.
Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced that it has achieved a milestone under its worldwide licensing and collaboration agreement with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. The milestone was achieved upon Merck KGaA's initiation of a Phase 1b clinical trial of IMO-2055 (EMD 1201081), an agonist of Toll-like Receptor 9 (TLR9), in combination with cisplatin, fluorouracil and cetuximab (Erbitux®) in first-line treatment of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN).
Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp., a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing small molecule drugs to treat severe medical conditions, today announced that the first patient has been treated in its clinical trial of STA-9090 in combination with docetaxel for the treatment of advanced solid tumor malignancies.
One of the most tantalizing developments in anti-cancer therapy over recent years has been the advent of targeted treatments, which have proven highly effective in holding aggressive cancers at bay in certain patients, although typically only for a limited period of time.
Hana Biosciences Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on strengthening the foundation of cancer care, today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010, and provided a corporate update.
Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp., a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing small molecule drugs to treat severe medical conditions, today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.
Array BioPharma Inc. today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of fiscal 2010.
AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing cancer therapeutics, today provided an update on recent research and development (R&D) and business accomplishments, and announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.
Allos Therapeutics, Inc. today announced topline results from the Company's randomized Phase 2b investigational trial of FOLOTYN® (pralatrexate injection) versus erlotinib in patients with Stage IIIB/IV (advanced) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had received one or two prior systemic treatments including at least one prior platinum-based regimen. The objective of the trial was to estimate the efficacy of FOLOTYN compared to that of erlotinib as assessed by overall survival.
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and sanofi-aventis announced today that the first patient has received an initial dose in a Phase 2 randomized double blind clinical study combining MM-121 with exemestane (Aromasin®) in breast cancer patients.
OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that all of its 2% Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes due 2025 have been surrendered for conversion, as provided for in the Indenture governing the notes. As a result, no 2% Notes remain outstanding and the Company has terminated the Offer to Purchase the 2% Notes that the Company was required to make pursuant to Section 3.9 of the Indenture.
OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that its 2% Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes due 2025 are convertible at the option of the holders and will remain convertible at least through July 19, 2010, as provided for in the Indenture governing the notes.
Astellas Pharma Inc. announced today that the company has completed its acquisition of OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for $4.0 billion.
Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. announced that clinical results for two Phase 1 trials of STA-9090 in solid tumors, as well as 12 month updated survival results from the SYMMETRY trial of elesclomol in metastatic melanoma, were presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Three times as many women with advanced lung cancer were alive and had no progression of their cancer 12 months after taking the drug erlotinib (also known as Tarceva) compared to those who did not receive the drug according to new data being presented at the ASCO1 conference today (Monday).
ArQule, Inc. and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. today announced the presentation of data from a Phase 2 clinical trial at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) showing encouraging overall survival (OS) results with ARQ 197 in combination with erlotinib among patients with advanced, refractory non-small cell lung cancer.
OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that its 2% Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes due 2025 (the "notes") are convertible at the option of the holders and will remain convertible at least through July 6, 2010, as provided for in the Indenture governing the notes.
China Medical Technologies, Inc., a leading China-based advanced in-vitro diagnostic company, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and the full fiscal year ended March 31, 2010.
Clovis Oncology, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing innovative anti-cancer agents, and Avila Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company designing targeted covalent drugs, announced today an agreement for the development and commercialization of Avila's epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutant-selective inhibitor (EMSI) program, currently in pre-clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. today announced that clinical activity seen in the first stage of its trial for STA-9090 in Stage IIIB and Stage IV patients with non-small cell lung cancer, support advancing to the second stage of the trial. This result was achieved in the first pre-defined patient cohort to complete enrollment.
Astellas Pharma Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, and OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company primarily focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of molecular targeted therapies addressing medical needs in oncology, diabetes and obesity, today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Astellas will acquire OSI.