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(Novartis) Dec 11, 2019 - MONALEESA-3 paper published today in The New England Journal of Medicine shows statistically significant overall survival results for Kisqali plus fulvestrant, reducing the risk of death by almost 30%.
(Reuters) Dec 12, 2019 - A U.S. government watchdog is raising fresh concerns that health insurers are exaggerating how sick Medicare patients are, receiving billions of dollars in improper payments as a result.
(ESMO I-O 2019) Dec 12, 2019 - Results of the CheckMate 227 - part 2 final analysis.
(iTeos) Dec 12, 2019 - iTeos Therapeutics SA announced today that it has entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, to evaluate the safety and efficacy of EOS100850, iTeos’ investigational A2A receptor antagonist, in combination with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab), Merck’s anti-PD-1 (programmed death receptor-1) therapy, in patients with solid tumors.
(BioPharma Dive) Dec 12, 2019 - Novartis has shipped CAR-T cell therapies to about 1,800 people with blood cancer, a noteworthy accomplishment for a personalized product made from patients' own immune cells.
(ESMO I-O 2019) Dec 12, 2019 - Nivolumab plus ipilimumab is effective regardless of PD-L1 expression levels in advanced NSCLC.
(University of Minnesota) Dec 11, 2019 - A study by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health recently analyzed the activity of breast cancer survivors on Facebook during their treatment and found while they posted more, they made relatively few requests for help.
(Gilead) Dec 11, 2015 - Kite, a Gilead Company, today announced that it has submitted a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the investigational chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, KTE-X19, for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). The BLA submission is based on data from the Phase 2 ZUMA-2 trial, which demonstrated an overall response rate of 93 percent, including 67 percent with complete response, as assessed by an Independent Radiologic Review Committee (IRRC) following a single infusion of KTE-X19. In the safety analysis, Grade 3 or higher cytokine release syndrome (CRS) and neurologic events were seen in 15 percent and 31 percent of patients, respectively. No Grade 5 CRS or neurologic events occurred. Detailed findings from this trial were recently presented at the 61stAmerican Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition in Orlando.
(Washington Post) Dec 12, 2019 - The Food and Drug Administration has warned the manufacturer of a long-acting anti-addiction medication that its printed advertisement does not include one of the most serious risks of using the product: the increased chance of an opioid overdose.
(ESMO I-O 2019) Dec 12, 2019 - Results from analyses of safety, pharmacokinetics and immunogenecity in the CASPIAN trial.