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AZ and Daiichi get speedy review for rival to Roche’s HER2 drugs

AZ and Daiichi get speedy review for rival to Roche’s HER2 drugs

lung cancer (NSCLC). ... DS-8201 ADC would add to AZ’s portfolio of emerging cancer drugs, sitting alongside cancer immunotherapy Imfinzi (durvalumab), targeted therapy Tagrisso for lung cancer and PARP inhibitor Lynparza (olaparib) for

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  • Lilly’s pegilodecakin fails in long-shot pancreatic cancer trial Lilly’s pegilodecakin fails in long-shot pancreatic cancer trial

    Earlier-stage trials are ongoing in other advanced solid tumours including melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and renal cell carcinoma (RCC). ... Lilly’s presence in cancer is led by lung cancer chemotherapy drug Alimta (pemetrexed), which

  • SMC approves Yescarta and Keytruda, rejects Perjeta SMC approves Yescarta and Keytruda, rejects Perjeta

    Lung cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer in both men and women in Scotland, with a survival rate of only 9.8% five years after diagnosis. ... In August, Keytruda was also made available as a first-line treatment for patients with

  • BMS plugs on with Opdivo plus Yervoy in first-line NSCLC BMS plugs on with Opdivo plus Yervoy in first-line NSCLC

    Could be an alternative treatment option to chemotherapy. Bristol-Myers Squibb isn’t giving up on its aspiration for Opdivo in first-line non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a category ... It’s hoping to convince oncologists that a double cancer

  • Innate Pharma and AstraZeneca take monalizumab into phase 3 Innate Pharma and AstraZeneca take monalizumab into phase 3

    AZ has suffered from numerous setbacks with Imfinzi – although it did score an encouraging approval in early-stage lung cancer last year which has helped to build momentum. ... However, the drug also failed to hit the first of two primary endpoints in

  • Breath test could predict response to immunotherapy Breath test could predict response to immunotherapy

    Study found device accurately predicted responses in lung cancer. Researchers at the University of Amsterdam tested a diagnostic device developed by Dutch company Breathomix, and found that it was able to ... It is currently being studied in more than 1,

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  • A snapshot of Crescendo Biologics A snapshot of Crescendo Biologics

    What is the central focus of Crescendo’s research? The company is focused on T-cell enhancement to develop new ways to treat difficult cancer types. ... This molecule is designed for the treatment of prostate and other PSMA-positive tumours, such as

  • Leading AstraZeneca’s return to growth in Europe Leading AstraZeneca’s return to growth in Europe

    Two leading examples of this are Tagrisso, which is now the leader in EGFR+ lung cancer treatment, and Lynparza, which targets BRCA and other mutations in multiple tumour types and is ... the only PARP inhibitor with positive phase 3 results in four

  • Encouraging signs in biomarker R&D Encouraging signs in biomarker R&D

    In June 2018, Bristol Myers-Squibb sought approval for Opdivo and low-dose Yervoy in lung cancer in patients with a TMB of greater than ten mutations per megabase. ... He also cited an FDA-approved TMB test developed by Foundation Medicine and Memorial

  • AI is transforming pharma R&D – now it can transform pharma marketing AI is transforming pharma R&D – now it can transform pharma marketing

    In May 2019, Google reported that its AI could detect early signs of lung cancer in CT scans, in some cases identifying cancers missed by trained oncologists. ... A successful colonoscopy may prevent a cancer being missed, so Ava might help save lives!

  • 2019: CRISPR and therapeutic gene editing comes of age 2019: CRISPR and therapeutic gene editing comes of age

    Back in 2016, Chinese scientists led by oncologist Lu You at Sichuan University in Chengdu, injected CRISPR-modified cells into a patient with a form of lung cancer at the West ... hope was that - without the brake of PD-1 – the edited cells would

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  • Astellas bolsters oncology clinical development leadership Astellas bolsters oncology clinical development leadership

    breast cancer, leukaemia, lung cancer and prostate cancer. ... of Medicine and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

  • Iris Pauporté joins OSE Immunotherapeutics Iris Pauporté joins OSE Immunotherapeutics

    Pauporté will lead the clinical development of the firm's lung cancer candidate Tedopi, which is currently in phase III trials, and will be responsible for exploring the drug's potential ... She brings over 20 years of biomedical and clinical research

  • Astellas promotes John Demaree Astellas promotes John Demaree

    Demaree was promoted from his position as executive director of oncology marketing, where he oversaw the launch of prostate cancer drug Xtandi (enzalutamide) and promotion of lung cancer therapy Tarceva (erlotinib). ... Mark Reisenauer, senior vice

  • Merck appoints ex-Pfizer exec as global head of oncology Merck appoints ex-Pfizer exec as global head of oncology

    lung cancer therapy, which is expected in 2017. ... bring new therapeutic options to patients living with cancer.

  • Merck appoints new senior vice president Merck appoints new senior vice president

    Radvanyi will focus on leading the discovery of oncology therapies that leverage the natural ability of the body's immune system to fight cancer, as well as identifying biomarkers with the ... indications including lung, cervical and breast cancer.

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