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Interim data from the SIERRA trial of Iomab-B shows side effect differences in Acute Myeloid Leukemia patients.- Actinium Pharma

Actinium Pharmaceuticals announced findings from the SIERRA trial of Iomab-B (monoclonal antibody BC8 / I-131) in Elderly Relapse/Refractory Acute Myeloid...

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FDA grants priority review for sBLA of Tecentriq in NSCLC -EFGR -ALK PD-L1.- Roche

Roche announced that the FDA has accepted the company’s supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) and granted Priority Review for Tecentriq...

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PharmaMar files NDA at FDA for lurbinectedin for the treatment of patients with Small Cell Lung Cancer

PharmaMar has announced that it has submitted to the FDA in the United States the New Drug Application (NDA) for lurbinectedin...

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Learning Zones

An epgonline.org Learning Zone (LZ) is an area of the site dedicated to providing detailed self-directed medical education about a disease, condition or procedure.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Refine your knowledge of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) with information on pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment options and more

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CDK 4/6 inhibitors in metastatic breast cancer

CDK 4/6 inhibitors in metastatic breast cancer

The CDK 4/6 Inhibitors in Metastatic Breast Cancer Learning Zone provides insights and information for metastatic breast cancer (mBC) and CDK 4/6 signalling. This includes the burden and pathophysiology of the disease, the role of CDK 4/6 in cell proliferation and an overview of the CDK 4/6 inhibitors that have been approved for the management of mBC.

Optimising anti-TNF treatment using biosimilars

Optimising anti-TNF treatment using biosimilars

Biosimilars are uniquely placed to change clinical practice in the fields of gastroenterology, rheumatology, and dermatology. The adoption of biosimilars can improve patient access to the most appropriate treatment, at the optimum time, to ensure the best possible long-term disease outcomes.

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What's on the horizon?

Marshall Pearce

Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs)

Posted 2 years ago

Over the past couple of decades, there have been advances in a class of drugs which for a long time was purely theoretical: antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). The concept underlying ADCs is elegant – what if it were possible to ‘target’ particular groups of cells with a cytotoxic agent, rather than exposing every cell of the body to it?

Marshall Pearce

Cancer immunotherapies

Posted 2 years ago

It was the winner of the 1908 Nobel prize for medicine, Paul Ehrlich, who is first credited with discussing the concept of a “magic bullet”, able to target specific cells without damaging healthy tissue. With the advent of immunotherapy, as well as antibody-drug conjugates, we are beginning to realise this vision.

Guidelines

Cannabis-based medicinal products

This guideline covers prescribing of cannabis-based medicinal products for people with intractable nausea and vomiting, chronic pain, spasticity and severe treatment-resistant epilepsy.

Added 2 months ago

Biosimilars in the EU - Information guide for healthcare professionals

This guide has therefore been prepared with the important objective of providing healthcare professionals with reference information on both the science and regulation underpinning the use of biosimilars.

Added 1 month ago

End of life care for infants, children and young people with life-limiting conditions: planning and management

This guideline covers the planning and management of end of life and palliative care in for infants, children and young people (aged 0–17 years) with life-limiting conditions. It aims to involve children, young people and their families...

Added 5 months ago

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Journal articles

Switching Reference Medicines to Biosimilars: A Systematic Literature Review of Clinical Outcomes.

Introduction: To evaluate the possibility that switching from reference biologic medicines to biosimilars could lead to altered clinical outcomes, including enhanced immunogenicity, compromised safety, or diminished efficacy...

Added 1 month ago

Towards a Personalized Treatment of Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.

Purpose of Review: Treatment goals and ambitions have even been upwardly revised since demonstration was made that under certain conditions, treatment-free remission was possible. Herein, we will discuss on how to try tailoring...

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The leukaemia stem cell: similarities, differences and clinical prospects in CML and AML.

For two decades, leukaemia stem cells (LSCs) in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) have been advanced paradigms for the cancer stem cell field. In CML, the acquisition of the fusion...

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Clinical trials

Study of Acalabrutinib Versus Chlorambucil Plus Rituximab in Adult Subjects With Previously Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

This is a randomized, multicenter, open-label, Phase 3 study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Acalabrutinib versus Chlorambucil plus Rituximab in subjects with Previously Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

Added 4 months ago

Trial of NanoPac Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer

NanoPac is very small (submicron) particles of the chemotherapy drug, paclitaxel, which is administered intravenously in a number of types of cancer. These submicron particles are injected directly into solid tumors to target cancer at...

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A Study of MBG453 in Combination With Azacitidine and Venetoclax in AML Patients Unfit for Chemotherapy (STIMULUS-AML1)

This trial will seek to extend the preliminary findings of efficacy of MBG453 in combination with hypomethylating agents (HMA) by evaluating MBG453 in combination with the HMA azacitidine and the Bcl-2 inhibitor venetoclax.

Added 3 months ago

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Blog Posts

Advances in Precision Cancer Care

ESMO 2018 | Day 4 highlights

Posted 1 year ago

In our final report from ESMO 2018 we share insights from the Proffered paper session - Gastrointestinal tumours, colorectal, moderated by Dirk Arnold (Hamburg, DE) and Alfredo Falcone (Pisa, IT). Here, we cover survival data from the MODUL trial, comparing maintenance fluorouracil-bevacizumab and fluorouracil-bevacizumab plus atezolizumab in BRAF wild-type disease, and [in TRIBE2] consider the impact on PFS2 of an intensified treatment strategy versus a standard, sequential treatment strategy.

Advances in Precision Cancer Care

ESMO 2018 | Day 3 highlights

Posted 1 year ago

Sunday’s ESMO 2018 report comes from Presidential Symposium 2, moderated by Fortunato Ciardiello (Napoli, IT) and Josep Tabernero (Barcelona, ES). Here, we share key data and discussions from presentations on the STAMPEDE trial, looking at the role of prostate radiotherapy for patients with newly diagnosed metastatic prostate cancer and JAVELIN Renal 101, assessing avelumab plus axitinib as a first-line treatment option for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma. 

Advances in Precision Cancer Care

ESMO 2018 | Day 2 highlights

Posted 1 year ago

Saturday’s ESMO 2018 report comes from Presidential Symposium 1, moderated by Andrés Cervantes (Valencia, ES) and Josep Tabernero (Barcelona, ES), discussing the scientific results and clinical implications of new data from the phase 3 IMpassion130, PALOMA-3 and SOLAR-1 trials. 

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Treatment Optimisation in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia

Treatment Optimisation in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
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Managing the side effects of treatment for prostate cancer

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Personalisation of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) care

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