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Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding reduced its acquisition offer for Genentech from $89 to $86.50 a share after negotiations with the biotech firm failed.
MDX-1203 contains an antibody that targets a protein called CD70, which is found in leukemia, lymphoma, renal cell carcinoma and other cancers.
Lorus Therapeutics Publishes Study Demonstrating LOR-2040 Improves Anticancer Effects of Interferon in Kidney Cancer
The article entitled "GTI-2040 Displays Cooperative Anti-Tumor Activity when Combined with Interferon alpha against Human Renal Carcinoma Xenografts" was published in the International Journal of Oncology (2009, Vol. 34: 33-42).
Securing rest of world IL-21 rights supports our strategy of seeking a global partner for this oncology asset, and were pleased to have accomplished this without near-term cash outlays, said Heather Franklin, Senior Vice President, Business Development. In the first half of this year, we plan to present Phase 2 results in renal cell carcinoma and metastatic melanoma.
Medicare, with little public debate, has expanded its coverage of drugs for cancer treatments not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Researchers involved in an international study have reported that intake of fat, red meat, processed meat, poultry, or seafood is not associated with risk of renal cell cancer.
Disturbingly no reference is made to prevention, and the wide range of avoidable causes of cancer.
Large-scale data mining of gene networks in fruit flies has led researchers to a sensitive and specific diagnostic biomarker for human renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer. The biomarker known as SPOP is produced by 99 percent of clear cell renal cell carcinomas but not by normal kidney tissue.
Its lead products - IMA901 for the therapy of renal cell cancer and IMA910 for the treatment of colon cancer - are currently investigated in international phase II clinical studies.
James D. Range - an environmental lawyer and lobbyist who cofounded the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership - an influential coalition of hunting, fishing, and conservation groups - died of kidney cancer Jan. 20 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
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