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OXiGENE leaps on increased survival results for Zybrestat

OXiGENE leaps on increased survival results for Zybrestat

12-03-2014

Shares of US biotech firm OXiGENE rocketed 88.8% to $4.59 after the company announced positive results…

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Geron nosedives on FDA clinical hold for blood disorders drug imetelstat

Geron nosedives on FDA clinical hold for blood disorders drug imetelstat

12-03-2014

USA-based Geron Corp saw its shares plunge 59% to $1.79 when the company revealed that it had received…

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Nexavar disappoints in Ph III liver cancer study

Nexavar disappoints in Ph III liver cancer study

11-03-2014

German pharma major Bayer and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, now a subsidiary of US biotech firm Amgen say that…

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Idelalisib may represent promising treatment for stubborn blood cancers

11-03-2014

A pill that suppresses a key regulator of cancer growth may provide hope to relapsed leukemia and lymphoma…

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Ph III study for Jakavi meets endpoint in patients with polycythemia vera

Ph III study for Jakavi meets endpoint in patients with polycythemia vera

07-03-2014

Swiss pharma major Novartis today announced positive results from a pivotal Phase III trial of Jakavi…

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AstraZeneca to establish cancer research program with Korea’s HIDI

AstraZeneca to establish cancer research program with Korea’s HIDI

07-03-2014

Anglo-Swedish pharma major AstraZeneca has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the South…

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UK’s Redx Pharma signs oncology collaboration with Pierre Fabre

UK’s Redx Pharma signs oncology collaboration with Pierre Fabre

07-03-2014

UK-based drug discovery company Redx Pharma and privately-owned French health care company Pierre Fabre…

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Biostar Pharma partners with Shaanxi University to co-develop liver cancer drug

06-03-2014

China-based pharma and health supplements firm Biostar Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: BSPM) has signed a letter…

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Shifting payment dynamics for colorectal cancer and renal cell carcinoma treatment

Shifting payment dynamics for colorectal cancer and renal cell carcinoma treatment

06-03-2014

The increasing use of clinical pathway programs, accountable care organizations (ACOs) and bundled payments…

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Dendreon leaps as it sets out plan to launch Provenge in Europe

Dendreon leaps as it sets out plan to launch Provenge in Europe

04-03-2014

US biotech firm Dendreon says it plans to make its prostate cancer drug Provenge (autologous peripheral…

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UK’s NICE does U-turn on Pfizer’s Inlyta for advanced kidney cancer

UK’s NICE does U-turn on Pfizer’s Inlyta for advanced kidney cancer

04-03-2014

UK drug watchdog the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) this morning published…

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Roche advised to stop Ph III onartuzumab METLung study on lack of efficacy

Roche advised to stop Ph III onartuzumab METLung study on lack of efficacy

03-03-2014

An independent data monitoring committee has recommended that Swiss drug major Roche’s Phase III METLung…

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GSK files for US approval for Promacta for severe aplastic anemia

GSK files for US approval for Promacta for severe aplastic anemia

02-03-2014

UK pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application to the US Food and…

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Merck Serono’s Erbitux to be funded by CDF in England for mCRC

28-02-2014

The UK’s Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) says that Erbitux (cetuximab) can be used in the first line setting…

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Verastem acquires cancer stem cell inhibitor VS-4718 rights from Poniard

27-02-2014

US drug developer Verastem has acquired the license to VS-4718, which targets cancer stem cells, held…

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Negative NICE appraisal for Eli Lilly’s Alimta as maintenance therapy

27-02-2014

UK health care guidance body the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published…

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Australian patients benefit from PBS changes; cancer research

27-02-2014

New medicines for glaucoma, diabetes and advanced soft tissue sarcoma have been approved for listing…

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Cell Thera’s NHL drug Pixuvri gets backing from UK’s NICE

27-02-2014

US biotech firm Cell Therapeutics has received positive news from the UK’s drugs watchdog for use of…

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UK’s NICE publishes new standards to improve care for children and young people with cancer

27-02-2014

All children and young people with cancer should have the opportunity to take part in relevant clinical…

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Merck returns rights to ridaforolimus to Ariad, whose 4th-qtr net loss widens

Merck returns rights to ridaforolimus to Ariad, whose 4th-qtr net loss widens

26-02-2014

US pharma giant Merck & Co has told partner Ariad Pharmaceutical that it is terminating its license agreement…

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Teva UK launches Lonquex, a new long-acting G-CSF competitor to Amgen drugs

Teva UK launches Lonquex, a new long-acting G-CSF competitor to Amgen drugs

26-02-2014

The local subsidiary of Israeli generics giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has launched Lonquex (lipegfilgrastim)…

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Way clear for Bayer to complete Algeta acquisition

26-02-2014

The way is now clear for Germany’s Bayer to acquire Norwegian pharmaceutical company Algeta, under…

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NICE guidance will deprive UK patients with newly-diagnosed advanced melanoma of Yervoy

25-02-2014

US drug major Bristol-Myers Squibb today expressed its disappointment that the UK drugs watchdog the…

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IQWiG now finds “major” benefit for Xtandi

24-02-2014

In an early benefit assessment under Germany’s Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal Products…

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