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A Valley boy diagnosed with a rare and fatal childhood disease is now being allowed access to an experimental drug. Denise and Rickey Miller’s 21-month-old son Woodrow has Niemann-Pick Disease Type C. It’s a form of childhood Alzheimer’s that eventually takes away the child’s ability to walk, talk, swallow, and breathe. For...
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...
Venetoclax is considered a breakthrough treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). But venetoclax combination therapies do not seem to be as useful for treating acute myeloid leukemia that develops as a complication of myeloproliferative neoplasms, a condition known as post-MPN-AML, according to a study recently published in Blood Advances. Post-MPN-AML is...
BOSTON – AVEO Oncology (Nasdaq: AVEO), a commercial and clinical development stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced results from a randomized confirmatory Phase 2 study of ficlatuzumab as a single agent or in combination with cetuximab (ERBITUX®), an EGFR-targeted antibody, in patients who relapsed or were refractory to prior immunotherapy, chemotherapy,...
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Veracyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCYT) announced that data reinforcing the diagnostic performance and utility of the Envisia® Genomic Classifier are being shared at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2021 International Conference, taking place today through May 18. The company is also presenting new data which demonstrate that the...
BOSTON – Verastem Oncology (Nasdaq:VSTM), a biopharmaceutical company committed to advancing new medicines for patients with cancer, today announced a mini oral presentation highlighting updated data from the ongoing investigator-sponsored Phase 1/2 FRAME study. The FRAME study, led by The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden NHS...
SAN FRANCISCO – Today, VeriSIM Life (VeriSIM) announces the launch of its pharmaceutical subsidiary, PulmoSIM Therapeutics (PulmoSIM) with the mission to address the unmet needs in the treatment of rare respiratory diseases, with an immediate emphasis on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). PulmoSIM is developing breakthrough...
BOSTON & CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –  Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq:VRTX) and Obsidian Therapeutics announced today that the two companies have entered into a strategic research collaboration and licensing agreement focused on the discovery of novel therapies that regulate gene editing for the treatment of serious diseases. The collaboration leverages Obsidian’s cytoDRiVE®...
LONDON – Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that the European Commission has granted approval of the label extension for KAFTRIO® (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor) in a combination regimen with ivacaftor for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in all patients ages 12 years and older who have at least one F508del mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance...