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Pfizer gets first FDA nod for hedgehog inhibitor in AML

Pfizer gets first FDA nod for hedgehog inhibitor in AML

The small-molecule drug blocks part of the Sonic hedgehog pathway, which is also targeted by other cancer drugs including Roche’s Erivedge (vismodegib) and Novartis’ Odomzo (sonidegib) for basal cell ... metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC),

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  • Sanofi’s latecomer PD-1 gets date for FDA verdict Sanofi’s latecomer PD-1 gets date for FDA verdict

    The US regulator has given a priority review for PD-1-targeting cemiplimab because its first indication – cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) – is the second most common form of skin cancer ... after basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and the deadliest

  • Sanofi/Regeneron start first filings for PD-1 drug cemiplimab Sanofi/Regeneron start first filings for PD-1 drug cemiplimab

    The data in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC), the second most common form of skin cancer, comes from a single-arm, open-label trial involving 82 patients and showed an overall ... The company plans to have pivotal trials ongoing in first-line

  • Pfizer's SMO inhibitor boosts survival in blood cancer trial Pfizer's SMO inhibitor boosts survival in blood cancer trial

    basal cell carcinoma in patients not suitable for surgery or radiotherapy. ... in a phase I/II trial in small cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients.

  • Rare disease therapies head the ‘class of 2015’ Rare disease therapies head the ‘class of 2015’

    A product in a new class of cancer therapies that harness the cell-killing power of viruses also debuted in 2015 in the form of Amgen's Imlygic (talimogene laherparepvec), the ... Actelion. USA. sonidegib. Odomzo. basal cell carcinoma. SMO receptor

  • EU green light for Novartis' skin cancer therapy EU green light for Novartis' skin cancer therapy

    Swiss firm’s basal cell carcinoma treatment can now be launched across Europe.  . ... Odomzo (sonidegib) is used to treat locally-advanced basal cell carcinoma - the most common form of skin cancer - in patients for whom surgery or radiation therapy

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  • Deal Watch December 2016 Deal Watch December 2016

    295. Novartis (Switzerland). Sun Pharma (India). Asset acquisition. Odomzo (sonidegib; hedgehog pathway inhibitor), approved in basal cell carcinoma. ... Abzena's technology is used to humanise and de-immunise antibodies by avoiding CD4+ T-cell epitopes.

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  • Chris Bowden joins Agios Chris Bowden joins Agios

    During this time he worked on major cancer medicines, such as melanoma drug Zelboraf (vemurafenib) and Erivedge (vismodegib) for patients with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic basal cell carcinoma.

  • Curis looks to MedImmune and Takeda for new hires Curis looks to MedImmune and Takeda for new hires

    Curis also worked with Roche to Erivedge (vismodegib), which recently won approval for the treatment of advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC).

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