How gut microbes are joining the fight against cancer

How gut microbes are joining the fight against cancer

Bertrand Routy earned a lamentable reputation with Parisian oncologists in 2015. A doctoral student at the nearby Gustave Roussy cancer centre, Routy had to go from hospital to hospital collecting stool samples from people who had undergone cancer treatments. The doctors were merciless. “They made fun of me,” Routy says. “My nickname was Mr Caca.” […]

Ahead of ASCO, Merck Touts Another Win for Lung Cancer Drug Combo

Ahead of ASCO, Merck Touts Another Win for Lung Cancer Drug Combo

Xconomy New York —  The rapidly changing treatment landscape for lung cancer could soon change again. This morning, Merck (NYSE: MRK) announced that a Phase 3 study called Keynote-407 has succeeded. The trial tested a combination of its immunotherapy pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and chemotherapy in 560 patients just diagnosed with advanced, squamous non-small cell lung cancer. […]

Merck's Keytruda succeeds in late-stage lung cancer study

Merck's Keytruda succeeds in late-stage lung cancer study

(Reuters) – Merck & Co on Wednesday said its cancer drug Keytruda helped extend survival and prevented disease progression when tested in a late-stage study in combination with chemotherapy for a type of lung cancer. Keytruda is being studied as a as a first-line treatment for metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer patients. The combination […]

Sun Pharma gets USFDA nod for prostate cancer drug

Sun Pharma gets USFDA nod for prostate cancer drug

Drug major Sun Pharmaceutical Industries‘ subsidiary has received approval from the US health regulator for YONSA, used for treatment of a form of prostate cancer. Sun Pharma had acquired YONSA from Churchill Pharmaceuticals and will commercialise the drug in the US. In a regulatory filing, Sun Pharma and Churchill Pharmaceuticals, LLC said “one of Sun […]

Sanofi Must Divulge Docs In FCA Fight Over Cancer Drug

Sanofi Must Divulge Docs In FCA Fight Over Cancer Drug

By Christopher Crosby Law360 (May 22, 2018, 4:57 PM EDT) — A Pennsylvania federal judge has ordered Sanofi to hand over hundreds of documents, including any warnings that food and drug regulators may have issued, said to pertain to a suit alleging it marketed off-label uses of a cancer drug.  In a pair of two-page […]

Evotec and Celgene to Collaborate in Cancer Drug Discovery

Evotec and Celgene to Collaborate in Cancer Drug Discovery

Evotec (Frankfurt: EVT; OTC: EVTCY), the Hamburg, Germany, based drug discovery and development partnership company, and Celgene (Nasdaq: CELG) have entered into their second long-term strategic collaboration — this time to identify new cancer therapeutics. Evotec will receive $65 million upfront and will be eligible to receive “significant milestone payments as well as tiered royalties.” […]