The drug ceritinib (trade name: Zykadia) has been approved since May 2015 for the treatment of adults with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It is an option when certain changes in the cancer cells (anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive) stimulate tumour growth and patients have already been pretreated with crizotinib.
Lonza Houston, Inc., a global leader in biological, cell and viral gene therapy manufacturing, and Benitec Biopharma, a clinical stage biotechnology company commercializing a patented gene-silencing technology, DNA-directed RNA interference (ddRNAi), today announced that they have entered into a Manufacturing Services Agreement to develop a scalable manufacturing process for Benitec’s ddRNAi-based, Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV)-delivered products intended for therapeutic use in humans.
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of moderate-to-severe acute and breakthrough pain, today announced the initiation of an open-label Phase 3 study (SAP302) of ARX-04 for the treatment of adult patients who present in the emergency room with moderate-to-severe acute pain associated with trauma or injury.
Sandoz, a Novartis company and the global leader in biosimilars, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its Biologics License Application (BLA) under the 351 (k) pathway for its proposed biosimilar to Amgen’s US-licensed Enbrel (etanercept) – a tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) inhibitor
Clinicians should actively search for anteroinferior encephaloceles in patients with treatment-refractory epilepsy, say researchers.
Taller individuals are more likely to develop cancer than shorter people, according to the results of a study presented at the 54th Annual European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology Meeting in Barcelona.
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Height may be linked to cancer risk
Cervical, uterine and ovarian cancers are among the most common cancers affecting women, with a total of 1,087,000 new cases diagnosed worldwide in 2012.