Tag Archives: oncology

AstraZeneca Teams Up with Cellectis to Accelerate Gene Therapy Development

(IN BRIEF) AstraZeneca has entered into a collaboration and investment agreement with biotech firm Cellectis to fast-track the development of cutting-edge therapeutics in areas such as oncology, immunology, and rare diseases. This partnership will leverage Cellectis’ gene editing technologies and … Read the full press release

Merck and Hengrui Unite for Pioneering Cancer Therapies Worldwide

(IN BRIEF) Merck, a prominent science and technology company, has entered into a strategic partnership with Jiangsu Hengrui Pharmaceuticals. This collaboration includes an exclusive global license (excluding China) to develop and commercialize Hengrui’s advanced PARP1 inhibitor, HRS-1167. Additionally, there is … Read the full press release

Servier and Owkin Join Forces to Harness AI for Targeted Therapies in Disease Treatment

(IN BRIEF) Servier, a global pharmaceutical group, has partnered with Owkin, a biotech company specializing in AI-driven drug discovery and diagnostics, to accelerate the development of better-targeted therapies in various disease areas, including oncology. The collaboration aims to leverage AI … Read the full press release

Merck to Showcase Oncology Portfolio Advancements at ESMO 2023, Highlighting Key Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs

(IN BRIEF) Merck, a leading science and technology company, is set to present 28 abstracts at the 2023 European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annual Meeting in Madrid. These abstracts will showcase the latest research on Merck’s oncology portfolio, addressing … Read the full press release

Merck Forms AI-Driven Drug Discovery Collaborations with BenevolentAI and Exscientia

(IN BRIEF) Merck, a prominent science and technology company, has announced strategic drug discovery collaborations with AI technology firms BenevolentAI and Exscientia. These partnerships aim to leverage AI-driven design and discovery capabilities to advance research efforts in key therapeutic areas, … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca showcases potential of Imfinzi-based treatment for early-stage lung cancer

(IN BRIEF) AstraZeneca will showcase new data from its industry-leading Oncology pipeline and portfolio at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting. A total of 70 presentations will be given, including a plenary presentation on the AEGEAN Phase III … Read the full press release

Sanofi and IGM Biosciences and partner over new class of antibody medicines for the treatment of cancer, immunology, and inflammatory diseases

(PRESS RELEASE) SANOFI, 29-Mar-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi (EPA: SAN), a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health, has announced an exclusive worldwide collaboration agreement signed with IGM Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: IGMS), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on creating and … Read the full press release

Tony Wood to succeed Dr Hal Barron as Chief Scientific Officer at GlaxoSmithKline R&D

Tony Wood to assume full accountability for GSK R&D in August 2022 Hal Barron to transition in August 2022 from CSO to a GSK Non-Executive Director with additional responsibilities to support R&D (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 19-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — GlaxoSmithKline … Read the full press release

Novartis, Molecular Partners: Ensovibep has the potential to be an important new treatment option in the combat of rapidly evolving SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Topline results from the randomized EMPATHY Part A study in acute COVID-19 ambulatory patients comparing single intravenous doses of ensovibep, a DARPin antiviral therapeutic candidate vs. placebo, met the primary endpoint of viral load reduction over eight days The secondary … Read the full press release

EQT further invests in the healthcare sector with the acquisition of Integrated Clinical Oncology Network

EQT Infrastructure has agreed to acquire Icon Group from a consortium including Goldman Sachs Asset Management, QIC and Pagoda. Goldman Sachs Asset Management will remain a minority shareholder as part of the transaction Icon Group is Australia’s largest vertically integrated cancer … Read the full press release

Prof. Dr. Dominik Ruettinger to lead Research and Early Development for Oncology at Bayer’s Pharmaceuticals Division

(PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 26-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Bayer, a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition, has announced that Prof. Dr. Dominik Ruettinger has been appointed as the new Head of Research … Read the full press release

EIB signs €15.0 million financing deal with AB Science to support the development of masitinib as a treatment for COVID-19

Financing deal worth €15.0 million signed to support clinical development programme for masitinib Masitinib developed as a credible candidate for treating COVID-19 in addition to other diseases for which no therapeutic solutions are available (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 30-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca’s Imfinzi (durvalumab) approved in the US for new four-week 1,500mg fixed-dosing option

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 20-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — AstraZeneca (LON: AZN), a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company, has announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Imfinzi (durvalumab) for an additional dosing option, a 1,500mg fixed dose every four … Read the full press release

NWO: Spinoza Prize / Stevin Prize, the highest distinction in Dutch Science, awarded to six outstanding researchers

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 19-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has announced that six researchers will receive the highest awards in science in the Netherlands. The Spinoza Prize, emphasised on the scientific work and fundamental questions, will … Read the full press release

Palette Life Sciences Announces European Distribution Expansion for Deflux® and Solesta® for More Than Twenty Countries Through Five Leading Distributors and Direct Sales Effort

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN / SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., USA, 15-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Palette Life Sciences, a fully integrated global life sciences company dedicated to improving patient outcomes, today announced global distribution expansion for two of Palette’s products, Deflux and … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca: two trials show long-term efficacy and tolerability of Calquence (acalabrutinib) in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

ACE-CL-001 trial showed an overall response rate of 97% with a sustained safety profile for previously untreated patients after more than four years In pivotal ASCEND trial, 82% of patients with relapsed or refractory disease treated with Calquence remained progression … Read the full press release

Liver cancer: Roche’s Tecentriq in combination with Avastin approved by US FDA

Tecentriq in combination with Avastin is the first and only cancer immunotherapy regimen approved for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma Tecentriq combination improved overall survival and progression-free survival compared to the previous standard of care Application approved … Read the full press release

Rare disease: Enhertu of AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo now with Orphan Drug Designation in the US for treatment of gastric cancer

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 22-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Enhertu, jointly developed by British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the second-largest pharmaceutical company in Japan Daiichi Sankyo (Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited), has just been granted Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) in … Read the full press release

University of Zurich researchers announce novel immunotherapy against leukaemia

The new immunotherapy will be tested in humans as soon as possible (PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 8-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Zurich researchers have announced a study that is showing how hematopoietic stem cells from a healthy donor can help … Read the full press release

Brian Tyler to succeed John H. Hammergren as McKesson CEO

San Francisco, CA, USA, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) today announced that John H. Hammergren, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), has decided to retire, effective March 31, 2019. McKesson’s Board of Directors has unanimously selected Brian Tyler, … Read the full press release

Trinity College Dublin to launch a new, free, online course “From Diagnosis to Survivorship: An introduction to Radiation Oncology”

DUBLIN, 30-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Trinity is launching a new, free, online course: “From Diagnosis to Survivorship: An introduction to Radiation Oncology,” from the discipline of Radiation Therapy. Starting on the 3rd of September 2018, this new free online course … Read the full press release

Novartis: the global Phase III SOLAR-1 trial evaluating the investigational alpha-specific PI3K inhibitor BYL719 has met the primary endpoint

SOLAR-1 evaluated BYL719 plus fulvestrant vs. fulvestrant alone in HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer patients with PIK3CA mutations who progressed on or following treatment with an aromatase inhibitor with or without a CDK4/6 inhibitor[1] Approximately 40% of HR+ advanced breast cancer … Read the full press release

Royal Philips and Singapore Institute of Advanced Medicine Holdings open Advanced Medicine Imaging (AMI) center at Biopolis research hub in Singapore

First phase of Singapore’s Advanced Medicine Imaging Center provides accurate and timely diagnosis of cancer, plus an education center for medical training and scientific research collaborations New treatment innovations, including radioisotope and proton beam therapies, will be made progressively available … Read the full press release

Novartis: Today’s FDA approval of Kymriah provides another opportunity for Novartis to build on its leadership in CAR-T development

Kymriah demonstrated an overall response rate of 50%, with median duration of response not yet reached at the time of data cut-off, indicating sustainability of response[1] Kymriah is the only CAR-T therapy FDA-approved for two distinct indications – in non-Hodgkin … Read the full press release

KTH Professor of Experimental Oncology Cecilia Williams: beta receptor’s discovery changed our understanding of estrogen signaling

STOCKHOLM, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For nearly two decades researchers have sought a way to target an estrogen receptor in the hope they could improve breast cancer survival, but an article published today in Nature Communications contends that the effort … Read the full press release

Royal Philips, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to help improve the understanding of pancreatic cancer and advance precision oncology

Agreement aims to enable precision diagnostics for pancreatic cancer by developing new methods* to resolve single-cell level differences within and between tumors Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will use Philips IntelliSpace Genomics platform for advanced analytics and research collaboration capabilities … Read the full press release

Novartis third annual Meet Novartis Management event in Basel: Leading positions in oncology, eye care and biosimilars

Outlines actions underway to accelerate launch of Entresto®, including further expansion of US primary care field force, and reinforce strong uptake of Cosentyx® Highlights leading pipeline of second generation immuno-oncology assets Confirms Sandoz on track for 10 biosimilar filings by … Read the full press release

Basilea announced improved operating results in its H1-2013 financials

Continued improvement in financial performance Cash and short-term investments of CHF 262.8 million Guidance on isavuconazole phase 3 topline data and ceftobiprole regulatory decision in Europe maintained for H2 2013 Significant agreement with BARDA of up to USD 89 million … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca, University of Cambridge and Cancer Research UK partner on 3 pre-clinical and clinical oncology projects

16-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — AstraZeneca today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the University of Cambridge and Cancer Research UK for a two-year collaboration on three pre-clinical and clinical oncology projects. This agreement with world-leading medical research institutions … Read the full press release

SAVOR-TIMI-53 cardiovascular outcomes trial of ONGLYZA® results announced by AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb

20-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb announced today top-line results of the Phase IV SAVOR-TIMI-53 (Saxagliptin Assessment of Vascular Outcomes Recorded in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus) clinical trial of Onglyza ® (saxagliptin). In this study of adult patients with … Read the full press release