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FeDeriCa clinical trial results : Phase 3 trial in HER2-positive breast cancer meets primary endpoint

FeDeriCa clinical trial results : Phase 3 trial in HER2-positive breast cancer meets primary endpoint

FeDeriCa clinical trial results : Roche’s Genentech reported that the phase 3 FeDeriCa study evaluating the investigational fixed-dose combination (FDC) of Perjeta (pertuzumab) and Herceptin (trastuzumab) with hyaluronidase in HER2-positive breast cancer met its primary endpoint. The Perjeta and Herceptin combination, which was subcutaneously injected in combination with intravenous (IV) chemotherapy, showed non-inferior levels of […]

BioMed, University of California open cancer research center in San Diego

The University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) and BioMed Realty have opened the Center for Novel Therapeutics (CNT) – a new cancer research center at the former’s Science Research Park in San Diego, California. The cancer research center in San Diego, which spans 137,500sft, has been developed with an investment of $92 million […]

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MERU clinical trial : AbbVie ends Rova-T program in lung cancer

Following undesired results from the phase 3 MERU clinical trial, US biopharma company AbbVie has terminated the research and development program of Rovalpituzumab Tesirine (Rova-T), an investigational lung cancer drug. The MERU clinical trial is being closed over futility with the phase 3 study, which was assessing Rova-T as a first-line maintenance therapy for advanced […]

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Imago Systems, Mayo Clinic to advance ICE Reveal for breast imaging

US medical imaging company Imago Systems and Mayo Clinic have signed a know-how license agreement to collaborate on breast imaging with the academic medical center to support clinical trial development and oversee the former’s reader studies for mammography. The multi-year agreement signed by the parties will focus on clinical trial support for the ICE Reveal […]

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TRACON begins phase 1 TJD5 clinical trial in advanced solid tumors

TJD5 clinical trial : US biopharma company TRACON Pharmaceuticals has dosed the first patient in a US phase 1 clinical trial of I-Mab Biopharma’s CD73 antibody TJD5 (TJ004309) in patients with advanced solid tumors. TJD5 will be dosed in the early-stage trial as a single agent and also in combination with Roche’s PD-L1 antibody TECENTRIQ […]

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Daiichi Sankyo bags Turalio FDA approval for tenosynovial giant cell tumor

Turalio FDA approval : Daiichi Sankyo has secured approval for its CSF1R inhibitor Turalio (pexidartinib) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TGCT). The FDA approval of Turalio is for the treatment of adult patients having symptomatic tenosynovial giant cell tumor associated with severe morbidity or […]

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Bayer, Orion secures Darolutamide FDA approval for prostate cancer

Darolutamide FDA approval : German pharma giant Bayer and Finnish pharma company Orion have secured approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their non-steroidal androgen receptor inhibitor (ARi) Nubeqa (darolutamide) for the treatment of men having non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC). The FDA approval of darolutamide was driven on the findings of […]

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MONARCH 2 clinical trial results : Verzenio, fulvestrant combo improves overall survival in metastatic breast cancer

MONARCH 2 clinical trial results : Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) said that Verzenio (abemaciclib) in combination with fulvestrant delivered a statistically significant improvement in overall survival in the phase 3 MONARCH 2 clinical trial held for a type of metastatic breast cancer. The US pharma giant said that the MONARCH 2 clinical trial results […]

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Boehringer Ingelheim acquires Swiss biotech company AMAL Therapeutics

Boehringer Ingelheim acquisition of AMAL Therapeutics : German pharma company Boehringer Ingelheim has acquired Swiss biotech company AMAL Therapeutics for up to EUR325 million, as per the latest pharma acquisition news. AMAL Therapeutics, which was spun out from the University of Geneva in 2012, is focused on cancer immunotherapy and is engaged in advancing therapeutic […]

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Merck to acquire US biopharma company Peloton Therapeutics in $2.2bn deal

Merck acquisition of Peloton : Pharma giant Merck is set to acquire US biopharma company Peloton Therapeutics in a deal worth up to $2.2 billion, according to pharma acquisition news. Based in Texas, Peloton Therapeutics is a clinical-stage company engaged in the development of small molecule therapeutics that target hypoxia-inducible factor-2α (HIF-2α) for the treatment […]

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