22:43 , May 15, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

May 15 Company Quick Takes: Approvals for Bavencio in RCC, Venclexta-Gazyva combo; plus Adaptimmune, Alpine, Advaxis

Bavencio gets RCC approval with Inlyta  FDA approved Bavencio avelumab from Merck KGaA (Xetra:MRK) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for first-line treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma in combination with Pfizer's Inlyta axitinib, making Bavencio the...
22:33 , Mar 27, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Translation in Brief

A mitochondrial shield from cell death

An IBM-Mount Sinai team has challenged the prevailing idea that high mitochondrial counts in tumor cells enhance cancer’s sensitivity to apoptosis-inducing therapies by showing that low numbers of the organelle actually do the trick. The...
18:03 , Mar 22, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

FDA places hold on Venclexta for multiple myeloma

FDA issued a safety warning after it placed a partial clinical hold on all trials evaluating Venclexta venetoclax to treat multiple myeloma after an interim analysis showed that the drug led to a higher proportion...
00:07 , Jan 23, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Cancer

INDICATION: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) Cell culture and mouse studies suggest modulating SF3B1-mediated splicing alone or in combination with BCL-2 and Bcl-XL inhibitors could help treat MCL1-dependent NSCLC. In three human MCL1-dependent NSCLC cell...
20:40 , Jan 18, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

MD Anderson collaborating with Ascentage, Nanobiotix on clinical testing of cancer assets

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled two new partnerships with China's Ascentage Pharma Group International (Suzhou, China) and France's Nanobiotix S.A. (Euronext:NANO) for clinical testing of their respective cancer assets. MD Anderson's...
22:44 , Jan 7, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Politics & Policy

Bipartisan bill to streamline U.S. response to foreign theft of IP may hasten clarity on biotech impact

As the biopharma industry awaits guidance from the government on the scope and potential impact of proposed technology export controls, a new congressional bill could help speed the process. Members of the Senate Select Committee...
02:33 , Dec 8, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Product Development

Intermittent move beyond Blincyto

A swath of data at ASH shows that companies have been able to move beyond the 28-day continuous dosing of Amgen Inc.’s first-generation BiTE, Blincyto, to build next-generation antibodies with more convenient, intermittent dosing and...
18:25 , Nov 30, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

FDA approves two drugs for first-line AML

FDA approved on Nov. 28 two drugs for first-line treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia, setting off a race in a setting that's been void of new approvals for patients who do not harbor an FMS-like...
04:50 , Nov 30, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Targets & Mechanisms

Revving up metabolism at ASH 2018

Cancer metabolism is a prominent theme at this year’s ASH meeting, with researchers broadening the tent from metabolic targets that drive hematologic malignancies to those that intersect with other hot topics, notably immuno-oncology and epigenetics....
04:21 , Nov 30, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Targets & Mechanisms

Adhesion targets emerge at ASH 2018

The next wave of targets in blood cancers and hematology will come from adhesion molecules, innate immune cells and regulators of gene expression, according to BioCentury’s analysis of emerging targets at ASH 2018. BioCentury’s analysis...