Seattle Genetics drug gets OK for additional cancer therapies in Europe

Seattle Genetics’s treatment for high-risk Hodgkin lymphoma patients can now be marketed in Europe. Seattle Genetics (Nasdaq: SGEN) says its global distribution partner Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. has received permission from the European Commission to market Adcetris in 28 EU member countries and Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland. Adcetris is already commercially available in more than 60 countries around the world, including throughout the EU for two other uses — relapsed Hodgkin lymphoma and…
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Authors: Li M, He Y, Peng C, Xie X, Hu G Abstract Erianin, a natural bibenzyl compound, is present in Dendrobium chrysotoxum Lindl. (commonly known as Shihu in China), which is used as an antipyretic and analgesic in traditional Chinese medicine, and has been reported to exert inhibitory effects on cancer cells in vitro. Cervical cancer is the third-most common cancer in women worldwide, and has the highest morbidity rate of gynecological malignancies. Thus, the identification of effective chemotherapeutical agents to treat this disease is urgent. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the biological functio...
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
This article reviews mechanism and therapeutic application of CRISPR/Cas9 technology, accuracy of this technology, cancer immunotherapy by CAR T cells, the application of CRISPR technology for the production of universal CAR T cells, improving their antitumor efficacy, and biotech companies that invested in CRISPR technology for CAR-T cell therapy. PMID: 30261221 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Human Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Hum Immunol Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated the effect of CUDC-907 on human pancreatic cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. Our results showed that CUDC-907 potently inhibited the proliferation of 9 pancreatic cancer cell lines in vitro with IC50 values ranging from 6.7 to 54.5 nM. Furthermore, we revealed the antitumor mechanism of CUDC-907 in Aspc-1, PANC-1, and Capan-1 pancreatic cancer cells: it suppressed the HDAC6 subunit, thus downregulating c-Myc protein levels, which was a mode of action distinct from the existing mechanisms. Consistently, the extraordinary antitumor activity of CUDC-907 accompanied by downregulation of c...
Source: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Acta Pharmacol Sin Source Type: research
This study aims to analyze sperm parameters and alterations in proteomic profiles of spermatozoa from men with HD undergoing sperm banking before cancer therapy.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster session Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2018Source: Pharmacology &TherapeuticsAuthor(s): Vassilios Myrianthopoulos, Konstantinos Evangelou, Panagiotis V.S. Vasileiou, Tomer Cooks, Theodoros P. Vassilakopoulos, Gerassimos A. Pangalis, Myrsini Kouloukoussa, Christos Kittas, Alexandros G. Georgakilas, Vassilis G. GorgoulisAbstractCellular senescence is a stress response mechanism ensuring homeostasis. Its temporal activation during embryonic development or normal adult life is linked with beneficial properties. In contrast, persistent (chronic) senescence seems to exert detrimental effects fostering aging and age-rel...
Source: Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Authors: Reid E, Suneja G, Ambinder RF, Ard K, Baiocchi R, Barta SK, Carchman E, Cohen A, Gupta N, Johung KL, Klopp A, LaCasce AS, Lin C, Makarova-Rusher OV, Mehta A, Menon MP, Morgan D, Nathwani N, Noy A, Palella F, Ratner L, Rizza S, Rudek MA, Taylor J, Tomlinson B, Wang CJ, Dwyer MA, Freedman-Cass DA Abstract People living with HIV (PLWH) are diagnosed with cancer at an increased rate over the general population and generally have a higher mortality due to delayed diagnoses, advanced cancer stage, comorbidities, immunosuppression, and cancer treatment disparities. Lack of guidelines and provider education has le...
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn conclusion, we demonstrate that Oncologist-led rapid access clinics are successful concepts to assess patients with unexplained lymphadenopathy. Our data suggest that a routine use of FNA should be reconsidered in this setting.
Source: BMC Hematology - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
UCLA Health has joined an important national clinical trial that uses genetic testing to match people who have acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, with new therapies. UCLA ’s hospital system is the first in California to offer people the opportunity to participate.The Beat AML Master Trial will evaluate a precision-based medicine approach to treating the disease; it will allow people with the disease to have immediate access to new treatments that are currently in development without having to try more traditional approaches first. The approach could streamline a patient ’s course of treatment and, ultimately, save...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Abstract BMI-1 (B-lymphoma Mo-MLV insertion region 1) is a key protein partner in polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1) that helps in maintaining the integrity of the complex. It is also a key player in ubiquitination of histone H2A which affects gene expression pattern involved in various cellular processes such as cell proliferation, growth, DNA repair, apoptosis and senescence. In many cancers, Overexpression of BMI1correlates with advanced stages of disease, aggressive clinicopathological behavior, poor prognosis resistance to radiation and chemotherapy. BMI1 is emerging as a key player in EMT, chemo-resistance...
Source: Gene - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Gene Source Type: research
Abstract It is now well recognized that heparanase, an endo-β-D-glucuronidase capable of cleaving heparan sulfate (HS) side chains at a limited number of sites, promotes tumorigenesis by diverse mechanisms. Compelling evidence strongly implies that heparanase is a viable target for cancer therapy, thus encouraging the development of heparanase inhibitors as anti-cancer therapeutics. Here, we examined the efficacy and mode of action of PG545, an HS-mimetic heparanase inhibitor, in human lymphoma. We found that PG545 exhibits a strong anti-lymphoma effect, eliciting lymphoma cell apoptosis. Notably, this anti-l...
Source: Matrix Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Matrix Biol Source Type: research
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