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SEATTLE and ORLANDO, Fla. — Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRBN) announced today the presentation of encouraging Phase 1 safety and efficacy results following administration of low doses of TRU-016 in heavily pre-treated patients with high-risk genomic factors and relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). TRU-016 is the Company’s proprietary...
Researchers at Tulane University, in collaboration with Corgenix Medical Corporation, a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, have received a five-year $7.07 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for continued development of detection kits for Lassa viral hemorrhagic fever, a serious disease spread by contact...
ORLANDO — Fox Chase Cancer Center investigators report that a two-drug blockade of mTOR signaling appears safe in metastatic kidney cancer in a phase I trial. Early data suggests that a combination of temsirolimus and bryostatin may be active in patients with rare forms of renal cell cancer, which are...
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, and JERUSALEM, Israel — The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and the Gamida Cell – Teva Joint Venture announced today that the Institute has joined an elite group of cancer centers in Europe, the United States and Israel that are now enrolling patients to participate in the...
Orphan Therapeutics, LLC and Ikaria Holdings, Inc announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the final section of the New Drug Application (NDA) filing seeking marketing approval for Lucassin (terlipressin for injection) for the treatment of hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) Type-1. The filing was completed on May...
This disease of colder months in temperate areas is practically non-existent in the U.S. due to an aggressive vaccination program for the past several decades. We currently see less than 5 cases of respiratory diphtheria annually. This dangerous respiratory disease is caused by a potent toxin produced by certain strains...
A set of expert consensus-based, quality-of-care indicators identified considerable variability in the quality of pancreatic cancer care among hospitals and may be used to evaluate and identify areas for improvement, according to a new study in the June 9 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Factors...
EXTON, Pa. — ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced that it has received a Complete Response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to its supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Cinryze(TM) (C1 esterase inhibitor [human]) as a treatment for acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE). The...
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Nintendo Wii may help treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including depression, a Medical College of Georgia researcher says. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disease that impairs motor skills. Dr. Herz theorized that the popular computer game console, which simulates various sports and activities, could improve coordination,...
The Cayman Islands joins the United Nations in observing the first annual Sickle Cell Disease World Day on Friday, 19 June. The worldwide event will raise awareness of the disease, and follows a United Nations General Assembly resolution adopted in December 2008 that recognizes sickle cell disease as a public...