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AstraZeneca’s Lynparza Granted FDA Priority Review for Maintenance Setting in Ovarian Cancer Patients

WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company’s New Drug Application (NDA) for LYNPARZA™ (olaparib) tablets (300mg twice daily) for use in platinum-sensitive, relapsed ovarian cancer patients in the maintenance setting. The FDA has also granted priority review status with a …

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Bristol-Myers Collaborates with Parker Institute and CRI for Immuno-Oncology Research

NEW YORK & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) today announced a multi-year clinical research collaboration to coordinate and rapidly initiate clinical Immuno-Oncology (I-O) studies across the Parker Institute and CRI networks. Bristol-Myers Squibb will work closely …

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Protein Identified as Potential Druggable Target for Pancreatic Cancer

A protein known as arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) may be a potential therapeutic target for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the most common type of pancreatic cancer, and one of the most deadliest with a less than 10 percent, five-year survival rate. PRMT1 is involved in a number of genetic processes …

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Tesaro’s PARP Inhibitor Zejula Wins FDA Approval for Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

WALTHAM, MA, March 27, 2017 – TESARO, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO), an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ZEJULA™ (niraparib), an oral, once-daily poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, for the maintenance treatment of women with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary …

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Ziopharm Announces Successful End-of-Phase 2 Meeting with FDA for its Gene Therapy in Recurrent Glioblastoma

BOSTON, March 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZIOP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on new immunotherapies, today announced the receipt of positive guidance from an End-of-Phase 2 meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its lead gene therapy product candidate, Ad-RTS-hIL-12 plus orally administered veledimex …

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The Skin Cancer Screening Paradigm; Reviewing Current Guidelines for Detecting Melanoma

The Future Science Group (FSG) journal Melanoma Management, today announces the publication of a new perspective article, in which over 50 leaders in the dermatology field critically assess current screening practice for melanoma in the US. Presently, the safest and most cost-effective method of screening for melanoma, a deadly form …

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New Era in Precision Medicine for Pancreatic Cancer

The development of new treatments for pancreatic cancer is set to be transformed by a network of clinical trials, aiming to find the right trial for the right patient, after a £10 million investment from Cancer Research UK. The investment will support the PRECISION Panc* project which aims to develop …

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Registries Indicate that Many Node-Positive Breast Cancer Patients Can Avoid Chemotherapy Based on Oncotype Dx Results

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced the publication of results from the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Registry in the peer-reviewed journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, reconfirming the value of the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence …

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BioLineRx Acquires Cancer Immunotherapeutics Company Agalimmune

Tel Aviv, Israel – March 23, 2017 – BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE: BLRX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on oncology and immunology, announced today that it has acquired Agalimmune Ltd., a private UK-based company with an innovative, anti-cancer immunotherapy platform. Acquisition consideration consisted of a $6 million upfront payment, of which …

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FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Bavencio, the First Treatment for Rare Form of Skin Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), including those who have not received prior chemotherapy. This is the first FDA-approved treatment for metastatic MCC, a rare, …

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