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Takeda gets extended EC approval for ADCETRIS in sALCL

Takeda gets extended EC approval for ADCETRIS in sALCL

Takeda Pharmaceutical has secured extended approval for ADCETRIS (brentuximab vedotin) in the European Union to include the treatment of previously untreated systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (sALCL) in adult patients. The approval from the European Commission (EC) is for the combination of ADCETRIS with CHP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, prednisone. It comes in the wake of a […]

PADCEV, KEYTRUDA combination for advanced bladder cancer gets FDA breakthrough therapy status

PADCEV, KEYTRUDA combination : Astellas Pharma and Seattle Genetics said that the combination of PADCEV (enfortumab vedotin-ejfv) and Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) has been given breakthrough therapy designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in first-line advanced bladder cancer. The FDA breakthrough therapy status for PADCEV, KEYTRUDA combination is for the treatment […]

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Pinpoint Therapeutics secures funds for developing autophagy inhibitors for cancer

Pinpoint Therapeutics, a US biopharma company focused on developing autophagy inhibitors for cancer treatment, has secured $1 million in debt financing led by California-based venture capital firm Kairos Ventures. The preclinical stage company was founded in 2018 through PCI Ventures, a division of the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI) at the University of Pennsylvania. It […]

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What is Cancer? Types of Cancer & Symptoms of Cancer

Cancer has become a common term nowadays as most of the people are being diagnosed with different types of cancer. Cancer means abnormal and unregulated proliferation of cells from a specific organ with the ability to create their own blood supply and break away from the origin and spread to other parts of the body. […]

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Merck acquires ArQule for $2.7bn to further diversify oncology pipeline

Merck acquisition of ArQule : Merck has completed its previously announced acquisition of ArQule for $20 per share or about $2.7 billion as per the latest pharma acquisition news. The pharma giant announced the deal in December 2019 in a move to further diversify its oncology pipeline with the Massachusetts-based ArQule focused on developing kinase […]

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PACT Pharma raises $75m to develop neoTCR-T cell therapies for solid tumors

PACT Pharma, a California-based clinical stage company, which is focused on developing fully personalized neoTCR-T cell therapies for solid tumors, has raised $75 million in a Series C financing round. The funding round was led by Vida Ventures, a life science venture firm, with participation from the current investors of PACT Pharma. The clinical stage […]

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Amgen, Allergan file BLA to FDA for Rituxan biosimilar ABP 798

Rituxan biosimilar ABP 798 : US biopharma company Amgen and Irish pharma company Allergan have submitted a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ABP 798, a biosimilar candidate to Roche’s cancer drug Rituxan (rituximab). Rituxan, which is a CD20-directed cytolytic antibody, has approval across various regions for the […]

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Astellas, Seattle Genetics bag Padcev FDA approval for advanced urothelial cancer

Padcev FDA approval : Astellas Pharma and Seattle Genetics have bagged accelerated approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Padcev (enfortumab vedotin-ejfv) for the treatment of advanced urothelial cancer, the most common form of bladder cancer. Padcev, which has been co-developed by the two pharma companies, is a Nectin-4-directed antibody and microtubule […]

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Lilly launches LIBRETTO-431 clinical trial for selpercatinib in NSCLC

Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) has initiated the phase 3 LIBRETTO-431 clinical trial to evaluate selpercatinib (LOXO-292) in RET fusion-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in patients who are treatment-naïve. The US pharma company is aiming to enroll 400 patients in the late-stage clinical trial. The patients will be grouped randomly to be subjected to […]

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Precision oncology company Black Diamond Therapeutics raises $85m

Black Diamond Therapeutics, a precision oncology company based in Cambridge, has raised $85 million from a Series C financing round led by Boxer Capital of the Tavistock Group. Additional new investors in the Series C round included Wellington Management Company, BVF Partners, Deerfield Management, funds managed by Janus Henderson Investors, Logos Capital, and Casdin Capital. […]

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