Immunomedics receives orphan drug designation for IMMU-132 to treat pancreatic cancer

Immunomedics has received orphan drug designation from the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Office of Orphan Products Development for its IMMU-132 for pancreatic cancer therapy.
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In this study, we have further investigated the anti-tumor effects of D5D-knockdown and the resulting intensified COX-2-catalyzed DGLA peroxidation in subcutaneous xenograft tumors. Four-week old female nude mice (Jackson Laboratory, J:Nu-007850) were injected with human pancreatic cancer cell line BxPC-3 or its D5D knockdown counterpart (via shRNA), followed by 4-week treatments of: vehicle control, DGLA supplementation (8 mg/mouse, twice a week), gemcitabine (30 mg/kg, twice a week), and a combination of DGLA and gemcitabine. In D5D-knockdown tumors, DGLA supplementation promoted 8-HOA formation to a threshold ...
Source: Redox Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
(University of California - San Diego) Tamara Strauss has been living with high-grade, stage IV pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer for more than three years. Current treatments, although effective for her, are highly toxic. Tamara enrolled in a first-of-its-kind, pilot study at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health to test a personalized vaccine using her unique cancer mutations to boost an anti-tumor immune response.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
ConclusionsMembrane-penetrating peptide-alike mutant-TRAIL-Mu3 induced pancreatic cancer cell death more efficiently than TRAIL, and this effect was supposed to be mediated by the increased affinity to cell membrane, the up-regulation of DR5 and the enhancement of activated caspase.
Source: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This article provides a brief overview of ongoing preclinical efforts to identify novel targets and, based on this, to develop novel strategies to treat advanced pancreatic cancer and improve survival and the quality of life of patients suffering from this malignancy.Oncol Res Treat 2018;41:596-602
Source: Oncology Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology 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
Alpha Tau Medical said today it raised $29 million in a private funding round to help support its alpha radiation cancer therapy technology. The round was led by Israeli private equity firm Shavit Capital and joined by global equity crowdfunding platform and Medison Pharma venture capital arm Medison Ventures, the Israel-based company said. The round was also joined by Apax Partner founds Ronald Cohen and Alan Patricof, Alpha Tau said. “We are confident that Alpha Tau’s ground-breaking technology can be a game changer in the treatment of cancer. Importantly, under the guidance of an exper...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Alpha Tau Medical Source Type: news
LOS ANGELES– Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), is proud to announce that the Hollywood community is rallying together yet again to support the sixth biennial televised fundraising special. CBS will donate one hour of commercial-free primetime to broadcast the event on Friday, Sept. 7  from 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT (7:00 – 8:00 PM CT). Mahershala Ali, Kathy Bates, Katie Couric, Jennifer Garner, Tony Hale, Marg Helgenberger, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, Marlee Matlin, Matthew McConaughey, Maria Menounos, Jillian Michaels, Trevor Noah, Dak Prescott, Italia Ricci, ...
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Abstract Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most aggressive diseases and is characterized by high chemoresistance, leading to the lack of effective therapeutic approaches and grim prognosis. Despite increasing understanding of the mechanisms of chemoresistance in cancer and the role of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters in this resistance, the therapeutic potential of their pharmacological inhibition has not been successfully exploited yet. In spite of the discovery of potent pharmacological modulators of ABC transporters, the results obtained in clinical trials have been so far disappointi...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
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
Conclusion: Molecular mechanism and clinical efficacy of some of the emerging molecular targets for cancer chemotherapy have been briefly reviewed in the present article.
Source: Current Chemical Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
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