ENHERTU or Trastuzumab deruxtecan (DS-8201) is an antibody-drug conjugate composed of an anti-HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2) antibody and a cytotoxic topoisomerase I inhibitor. Three components make up this antibody-drug conjugate (ADC): A topoisomerase inhibitor that is covalently linked...Find More
FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to AUM302 for Neuroblastoma A global clinical-stage biotech company, AUM Biosciences, focused on discovering and developing precision oncology therapeutics, declared that the U.S. FDA has permitted Orphan Drug Designation for AUM302. For the treatment of neuroblastoma, AUM302 i...Find More
C4X Discovery Holdings and AstraZeneca Signs Exclusive USD 402 Million Global License C4X Discovery Holdings has signed an exclusive global license with AstraZeneca worth up to USD 402 million for the development and commercialization of the NRF2 Activator program. The agreement will allow AstraZeneca to develop...Find More
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common cancer, accounting for approximately 85% of the total lung cancers in the United States. Almost 230K new cases were diagnosed in 2022 alone. Moreover, significant deaths were recorded at the end of the same year, accounting for almost 130K deaths. As per DelveIn...Find More
Lung Cancer presents a heavy health and economic burden in Asia, being the most common form of cancer, with 60% of the world’s lung cancers being diagnosed there. Lung cancer is also present in more than 30% of non-smokers in Asia, specifically in adenocarcinomas, which is a subtype largely defined by oncogenic dri...Find More
Genentech’s gantenerumab Fails in Phase III Trial for Alzheimer’s Disease In yet another setback for an amyloid-targeting drug, Roche's Genentech division has reported disappointing top-line results from its highly anticipated phase III trial of gantenerumab in early Alzheimer's disease. The failure is entirely ...Find More
Immune checkpoint inhibitors are drugs that inhibit immune checkpoints. These drugs allow immune cells to respond more strongly to cancer by blocking them. This blocks the “off” signal, allowing T-cells to kill cancer cells. Checkpoint inhibitors can be used to treat a variety of cancers, including lung cancer (...Find More
Merck’s Sotatercept Clears Phase III Trial Merck’s USD 11.5 billion acquisition of Acceleron last year was based on the promise of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) candidate sotatercept, which has recently met the mark in a much-anticipated phase III trial. The STELLAR trial found that adding the activin re...Find More
Amgen Reveals the Top-line Result of its CodeBreak-200 trial of Lumakras in Lung Cancer The top-line result of Amgen's CodeBreak-200 trial of Lumakras in lung cancer was presented in abstract form at ESMO two weeks ago, showing a 34% improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) compared to chemotherapy. The fu...Find More
FDA Approves AstraZeneca’s Imfinzi for Biliary Tract Cancer Imfinzi, a checkpoint inhibitor developed by AstraZeneca, has been approved by the FDA as the first immunotherapy for biliary tract cancer (BTC), a rare and aggressive form of cancer with few treatment options. Imfinzi (durvalumab) has been approved by ...Find More
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