Blood Protein Might Predict Future Risk of Diabetes, Cancer
FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 -- Elevated levels of a specific protein appear to be linked to an increased risk of developing diabetes and dying from cancer, a new study finds. High levels of prostasin -- mainly found in epithelial cells, which line the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Toronto Cancer Center Hosts SMARTEST Mesothelioma Clinical Trial
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto recently opened a first-of-its-kind clinical trial that hopes to build on earlier pioneering efforts to turn pleural mesothelioma into a more manageable, potentially survivable disease. Expectations are high. This single-center phase II clinical trial is named SMARTEST, and follows in the wake of earlier mesothelioma trials SMART and SMARTER in Toronto. SMARTEST is an acronym for Surgery for Mesothelioma After Radiation Therapy using Exquisite Systemic Therapy. “The hope is that we find an effective therapy with little toxicity. That’s the dream for every cancer doctor,...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 28, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Clinical Trials/Research/Emerging Treatments Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Initial Results from the Phase 2 RAGNAR Study of BALVERSA ® (erdafitinib) in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors with FGFR Alterations
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, June 7, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced initial results from the pivotal Phase 2 RAGNAR study evaluating the investigational use of BALVERSA® (erdafitinib), a fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) kinase inhibitor, in patients with advanced solid tumors with prespecified FGFR alterations. At a planned interim analysis (IA), responses were observed across a variety of FGFR-driven solid tumors for patients who had exhausted standard treatment options prior to being treated with BALVERSA®.[1] These results will be featured in an oral presentation (...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 7, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen to Highlight Science, Innovation and Advances in Robust Oncology Portfolio and Pipeline Through More Than 60 Data Presentations at ASCO and EHA
RARITAN, N.J., May 31, 2022 — The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that new research and data from its robust oncology portfolio and pipeline of investigational therapies will be presented at the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, taking place June 3-7 in Chicago, and the European Hematology Association (EHA) 2022 Congress taking place in Vienna, Austria, June 9-12. More than 60 presentations from company-sponsored studies across the two congresses, including 14 oral presentations, will feature new data and updates for both approved and investigation...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 31, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Health Canada Approval of RYBREVANT ® (amivantamab), the First and Only Targeted Treatment for Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with EGFR Exon 20 Insertion Mutations
Toronto, ON, April 4, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that Health Canada has issued a Notice of Compliance with Conditions (NOC/c) approving RYBREVANT® (amivantamab), a fully-human, bispecific antibody, for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with activating epidermal-growth factor receptor (EGFR) Exon 20 insertion mutations whose disease has progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.[i] Health Canada NOC/c is granted to promising new therapies for patients diagnosed with serious, life-threate...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 4, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen Presents New Data Demonstrating the Combination of Niraparib and Abiraterone Acetate Plus Prednisone Significantly Improved Radiographic Progression-Free Survival as a First-Line Therapy in Patients with HRR Gene-Mutated Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced initial results from the Phase 3 MAGNITUDE study evaluating the investigational use of niraparib, a selective poly-ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, in combination with abiraterone acetate plus prednisone in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) with or without specific homologous recombination repair (HRR) gene alterations. At the final analysis for radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS), the treatment combination of niraparib and abiraterone acetate plus prednisone de...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 14, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen Data at ASCO GU Demonstrate Longstanding Leadership in Prostate Cancer and Commitment to Advancing Potential New Therapeutic Options for Genitourinary Cancers
Raritan, NJ, Feb. 1, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that 17 presentations will be featured at the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium, taking place in San Francisco and virtually from February 17-19. Building on its long-term leadership in prostate cancer, Janssen is committed to advancing innovative treatments and transforming patient experiences, while focusing on research that may drive better outcomes for people across the genitourinary cancer spectrum. Data to be presented include Phase 3 results for the selective ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 1, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

FDA approves Roche ’s Vabysmo, the first bispecific antibody for the eye, to treat two leading causes of vision loss
Vabysmo (faricimab-svoa) targetsand inhibitstwodiseasepathways that drive neovascular or “wet” age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME)Vabysmo is the only injectable eye medicine approved simultaneously in the US for nAMD and DME, with flexible dosing regimens based on patient needBasel, 31  January 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vabysmo™ (faricimab-svoa) for the treatment of neovascular or “wet” age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME). Neovascular AMD and DM E...
Source: Roche Media News - January 31, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves Roche ’s Vabysmo, the first bispecific antibody for the eye, to treat two leading causes of vision loss
Vabysmo (faricimab-svoa) targetsand inhibitstwodiseasepathways that drive neovascular or “wet” age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME)Vabysmo is the only injectable eye medicine approved simultaneously in the US for nAMD and DME, with flexible dosing regimens based on patient needBasel, 31  January 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vabysmo™ (faricimab-svoa) for the treatment of neovascular or “wet” age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME). Neovascular AMD and DM E...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 31, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Are Common Gastrointestinal Polyposes in Children?
Discussion Bloody stools or blood in the diaper is a relatively common complaint in general pediatrics. For most patients it is often a minor concern. Commonly it is a transient problem (e.g. rectal fissure caused by constipation or trauma) or often not blood (e.g. urate crystals in the diaper, food, menses, etc.). Real blood does occur with an identifiable cause such as long distance running or heavy exercise, or milk protein allergy/sensitivity that improves with a milk-restricted diet. Many more serious causes are associated with heavier or more recalcitrant bleeding, increased defecation, abdominal pain, poor eating an...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 24, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

UofL researchers reveal how oral bacteria suppress protection against viral growth
 Bacteria that cause periodontal disease reduce oral defense and increase viral growth By Betty Coffman LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Researchers from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and their colleagues have discovered details of how proteins produced by oral epithelial cells protect humans against viruses entering the body through the mouth. They also found that oral bacteria can suppress the activity of the se cells, increasing vulnerability to infection. A family of proteins known as interferon lambdas produced by epithelial cells in the mouth serve to protect humans from viral infection, but...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 6, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NCI Opens New Immunotherapy Clinical Trial for Mesothelioma
This study offers a reasonable chance of benefit. It would be nice to see if these patients again respond to immunotherapy.” The FDA approved Opdivo and Yervoy, an immunotherapy combination, for first-line treatment of pleural mesothelioma in 2020. It was the first new systemic approval in more than 16 years. However, it only increased the median overall survival time from 14.1 months to 18.1 months, when compared to standard chemotherapy. Find Immunotherapy Clinical Trials ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chris Elkins Source Type: news

RYBREVANT ® (amivantamab-vmjw) Provides Higher Activity and Longer Duration of Response When Used in Combination with Lazertinib in Patients with Advanced EGFR-Mutant Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Who Have Failed Osimertinib
September 19, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced a new analysis from the CHRYSALIS (NCT02609776) study evaluating RYBREVANT® (amivantamab-vmjw) monotherapy and a combination regimen with lazertinib in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations who progressed after osimertinib.[1] The analysis showed higher activity and longer duration of response (DOR) in patients treated with the combination therapy, demonstrating the potential benefit of targeting the extracellular (outer) and catalytic (i...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Results from Phase 1b/2 NORSE Study in Patients with Metastatic or Locally Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma Treated with BALVERSA ® (erdafitinib) in Combination with Cetrelimab, a PD-1 Inhibitor
September 17, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced results from the Phase 1b/2 NORSE (NCT03473743) study evaluating BALVERSA® (erdafitinib) in combination with cetrelimab, an anti-programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) monoclonal antibody, compared to BALVERSA® monotherapy in patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) with fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR)3 or FGFR2 genetic alterations who are ineligible for cisplatin, a current standard of care treatment for mUC. The results were highlighted in an oral presentation at t...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen Demonstrates Commitment to Advancing Science and Innovation in the Treatment of Solid Tumors at ESMO Annual Congress
September 8, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than ten data presentations from its lung cancer, bladder cancer and prostate cancer portfolio and pipeline will be featured during the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annual Congress 2021 virtual meeting, September 16–21. Further details about these data and the science Janssen is advancing will be made available throughout ESMO via the Janssen Oncology Virtual Newsroom.“With a diverse oncology portfolio and pipeline spanning bladder cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer, Janssen...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news