June 2009 Blog Posts (4)

ASCO and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Examine the Role of Non-Physician Practitioners in Treating Cancer Patients

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer, has commissioned a new study, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world’s largest breast cancer organization and the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer, to find out how non-physician… Continue

Added by Peter Hofland, PhD on June 30, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

XL184 Shows Substantial Activity in Patients with Previously Treated Glioblastoma Multiforme and Medullary Thyroid Cancer

Results from the ongoing phase II trial of XL184 demonstrates substantial activity in patients with previously treated progressive or recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (study XL184-201). Data of the ongoing trial was presented during the 45th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). XL184 has exhibited dose-dependent tumor growth inhibition and tumor regression in a variety of tumor models, including breast cancer, colon cancer, medullary thyroid cancer ,… Continue

Added by Peter Hofland, PhD on June 29, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Public Health Emergency in Libby, Montana: Asbestos Cleanup Effort Starts

On June 17, 2009 the United States Environmental Protection Agency declared a public health emergency in the towns of Libby and Troy in Northwest Montana. Asbestos-contaminated vermiculite was mined in the town of…

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Added by Peter Hofland, PhD on June 23, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Genzyme Expands Hematologic Oncology Portfolio

Genzyme, one of the world's leading biotechnology companies, has acquired the worldwide marketing and distribution rights to fludarabine phosphate (Fludara®) and sargramostim (Leukine®), which significantly expands Genzyme’s global oncology commercial presence.



Genzyme now has full responsibility for developing, marketing and selling the acquired oncology products and will record sales revenue in the United States and more than 90 other countries where they are sold.… Continue

Added by Peter Hofland, PhD on June 2, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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