Xenograft are the cells of one species transplanted to another species.
RTI Biologics Inc., a leading processor of orthopedic and other biologic implants, reported operating results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2010
Geron Corporation today announced five presentations by Geron scientists and collaborators on the company's telomerase inhibitor, imetelstat sodium, including the drug's activity against cancer stem cells, at the 101st American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting held in Washington D.C.
Celator Pharmaceuticals today announced data from animal studies demonstrating the superior bone marrow uptake of CPX-351 (Cytarabine:Daunorubicin) Liposome Injection, its lead clinical-stage program, as well as the enhanced circulation kinetics and efficacy of its preclinical hydrophobic docetaxel prodrug nanoparticle (HDPN) formulation were presented at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Washington, DC (Abstracts 3698 and 5534).
Polaris Group scientists and university collaborators reported at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), that a number of different cancers have a deficiency in a specific enzyme, argininosuccinate synthetase (ASS), which allows pegylated arginine deiminase (ADI-PEG 20) to inhibit cancer cell growth.
Drug discovery and development company Esperance Pharmaceuticals today presented positive results from their preclinical EP-302 program that support the initiation of IND enabling studies. EP-302 is a targeted membrane-disrupting peptide designed to selectively kill cells that express nucleolin on their surface. Nucleolin is a protein that is over-expressed in a wide range of cancers and tumor endothelial cells.
Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an innovative drug discovery and development company, today announced that it has initiated a randomized Phase 1b/2 clinical trial evaluating IPI-926, its novel, oral Hedgehog pathway inhibitor, in combination with gemcitabine in patients with pancreatic cancer.
Curis, Inc., a drug development company seeking to develop next generation targeted small molecule drug candidates for cancer treatment, today announced that data provided in a presentation entitled, "Antitumor activity of single small molecule agent targeting PI3K/mTor and HDAC," were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 101st Annual Meeting 2010, which is being held in Washington, DC April 17-21.
Trying to break down a barrier that prevents effective treatment of prostate cancer, researchers from The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) have identified candidate drugs that block a key protein responsible for tumor growth.
Semafore Pharmaceuticals today announced the presentation of data demonstrating that SF1126, a novel small molecule inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), has broad preclinical anti-tumor activity in multiple myeloma and lymphoma. Data were presented in a poster presentation at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Scientists at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit today presented data at the American Association for Cancer Research's 101st Annual Meeting 2010 that shows when genistein, a component of soy, is paired with the FDA-approved drug oxaliplatin, pancreatic cancer cells become more sensitive to chemotherapy.
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it will present pre-clinical data on MM-121 and MM-111, the two lead candidates in the company's pipeline of five novel cancer antibodies, at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) being held April 17 – 21, 2010, in Washington, D.C.
MedImmune today announced that ten abstracts on progress being made in various oncology programs will be presented during the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Washington, DC from April 17 to 21.
Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage pharmaceutical company developing potential best in class oncology and central nervous system (CNS) therapeutics, today announced that it will present pre-clinical data on its anticancer compound RX-8243 at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 101st Annual Meeting, held in Washington, D.C., April 17-21, 2010, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Pfizer Oncology announced today that it will present new data from the company's pipeline, including two novel, dual PI3K/mTOR inhibitors (PF-04691502 and PKI-587, also known as PF-05212384); crizotinib (PF-02341066), an ALK inhibitor that also inhibits c-MET; and PF-04605412, an anti-α5β1 inhibitor.
A group led by Dr. Massimo Loda at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA has generated a preclinical model of human prostate cancer that mimics the genetic and growth behavior of primary tumors. Their report can be found in the April 2010 issue of the American Journal of Pathology.
RTI Biologics Inc., the Florida-based processor of orthopedic, dental, surgical specialties and other biologic implants, is launching two new biologic implants for use in sports medicine surgeries at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in New Orleans this week.
Geron Corporation today announced several presentations at the American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference on The Role of Telomeres and Telomerase in Cancer Research held in Fort Worth, TX between February 27th and March 1st.
Semafore Pharmaceuticals today announced today announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has issued United States Patent Number 7,662,977 entitled “PI-3 Kinase Inhibitor Prodrugs.” This composition of matter patent covers a genus of novel compounds that includes SF1126, Semafore’s clinical stage, small molecule inhibitor of phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K) and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), two key members of the PI3K signaling pathway that is vital to several essential biological processes, such as cell proliferation and survival.
A team of researchers, led by Patrick Mehlen, at Universit- de Lyon, France, has identified the protein NT-3 and the cell-surface molecule to which it binds (TrkC) as potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of neuroblastoma - the most frequent solid tumor in young children- by studying human neuroblastoma cells in vitro and after xenotransplantation into mice and chicks.
RTI Biologics Inc., the Florida-based processor of orthopedic, dental, hernia and other biologic implants, has donated Matrix HD™ sterilized dermis allografts to use in limb salvage procedures for victims of the recent natural disasters in Haiti.