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Astellas’ Xtandi cleared in Japan for prostate cancer treatment

24-03-2014

Japanese drug major Astellas Pharma has obtained the marketing approval in Japan of its oral androgen…

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Japanese approval for Forxiga and Lonsurf

24-03-2014

Anglo-Swedish drug major AstraZeneca says that Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare approved…

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Use of mood stabilizing drug linked with reduced risk of developing head and neck cancer

24-03-2014

A new study indicates that a commonly used mood stabilizing drug may help prevent head and neck cancer.…

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UK’s NICE unable to give the go ahead to new prostate cancer drug Xofigo

24-03-2014

The UK drugs watchdog the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued new draft…

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EMA/CHMP backs approval of Merck ovarian cancer drug Vynfinit and companion diagnostics

21-03-2014

The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended…

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Improving awareness of unfashionable cancers

Improving awareness of unfashionable cancers

21-03-2014

Here's our take on the week's top stories.

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Report: New drugs needed for prostate cancer as incidents rise

Report: New drugs needed for prostate cancer as incidents rise

21-03-2014

Over half a million cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed worldwide in 2014 leading to a demand…

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US FDA eases clinical hold on Geron’s imetelstat

US FDA eases clinical hold on Geron’s imetelstat

21-03-2014

There was a touch of good news yesterday for Geron Corp, after the US Food and Drug Administrated partially…

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UK NICE backs Janssen’s Velcade for multiple myeloma

UK NICE backs Janssen’s Velcade for multiple myeloma

21-03-2014

In new draft guidance published today, UK drugs watchdog the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence…

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Report: Action must be taken to improve treatments for bladder cancer

Report: Action must be taken to improve treatments for bladder cancer

20-03-2014

There is an urgent need for new drugs for bladder cancer, according to a new paper published in European…

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GlaxoSmithKline’s MAGE-A3 fails in Ph III NSCLC trial

GlaxoSmithKline’s MAGE-A3 fails in Ph III NSCLC trial

20-03-2014

There was another setback for UK pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline with its MAGE-A3 antigen specific cancer…

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Latest Australian PBS Listings include medicines for children

Latest Australian PBS Listings include medicines for children

19-03-2014

Ten new medicines to treat a range of illnesses from rare forms of cancer to skin conditions will be…

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Executive Q&A: ADC Therapeutics’ chief executive Michael Forer

Executive Q&A: ADC Therapeutics’ chief executive Michael Forer

19-03-2014

In an interview with The Pharma Letter, CEO Michael Forer discusses ADC Therapeutics' developing pipeline…

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Added benefit for non-pre-treated Yervoy patients in advanced melanoma not proven, says IQWiG

Added benefit for non-pre-treated Yervoy patients in advanced melanoma not proven, says IQWiG

19-03-2014

The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has re-assessed the added benefit…

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Astellas and Medivation file sNDA for new Xtandi indication

Astellas and Medivation file sNDA for new Xtandi indication

18-03-2014

Japanese drug major Astellas Pharma and US partner Medivation have filed a supplemental New Drug Application…

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Asia-Pacific NSCLC market to reach $2.9 billion by 2019

Asia-Pacific NSCLC market to reach $2.9 billion by 2019

18-03-2014

The non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) therapeutics market value in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region -…

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Additional indication in Japan for Kyowa Hakko’s Poteligeo

Additional indication in Japan for Kyowa Hakko’s Poteligeo

18-03-2014

Japanese drugmaker Kyowa Hakko Kirin has received approval for additional indication for relapsed or…

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Medimmune announces research deals with University of Cambridge and University of Texas

Medimmune announces research deals with University of Cambridge and University of Texas

18-03-2014

USA-based MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of Anglo-Swedish drug major AstraZeneca,…

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Five Prime rockets on immuno-oncology deal with Bristol-Myers Squibb

Five Prime rockets on immuno-oncology deal with Bristol-Myers Squibb

17-03-2014

Shares of Five Prime Therapeutics leapt 15% to $21.48 in early trading, after the company said it has…

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Pharma Summit: Merck’s European president Bruno Strigini highlights importance of innovation

Pharma Summit: Merck’s European president Bruno Strigini highlights importance of innovation

17-03-2014

The president of pharma giant Merck & Co’s (NYSE: MRK) operations in Europe and Canada Bruno Strigini…

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NICE draft guidance recommends Boehringer Ingelheim’s Giotrif

NICE draft guidance recommends Boehringer Ingelheim’s Giotrif

17-03-2014

UK drugs watchdog the National Institute for Health and care Excellence (NICE) this morning issued new…

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Retrospective analysis shows tumor shrinkage with Amgen's talimogene laherparepvec

Retrospective analysis shows tumor shrinkage with Amgen's talimogene laherparepvec

16-03-2014

Leading independent biotech firm Amgen says that findings from a pre-specified retrospective analysis…

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AnaptysBio and Tesaro team up in $340 million oncology deal

14-03-2014

Therapeutic antibody discoverer AnaptysBio announced a strategic immuno-oncology collaboration with fellow…

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