BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIB: Empliciti (elotuzumab) Plus Pomalidomide and Low-Dose Dexamethasone Reduces the Risk of Disease Progression by 46% Versus Pomalidomide/Dexamethasone Alone in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today announced that the ELOQUENT-3 trial, an international Phase 2 study evaluating the addition of Empliciti (elotuzumab) to pomalidomide and low-dose dexamethasone (EPd) in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM), achieved its primary endpoint, showing a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) for patients treated with EPd compared with pomalidomide and dexamethasone (Pd) alone. Read More »

ABBVIE: AbbVie Announces New Undetectable Minimal Residual Disease Data from Phase 3 Relapsed/Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia MURANO Trial of Venetoclax in Combination with Rituximab at 23rd European Hematology Association Annual Congress

AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced the presentation of investigational data from a new analysis of undetectable minimal residual disease (uMRD) rates from the pivotal Phase 3 MURANO trial of venetoclax, a first-in-class oral B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL-2) inhibitor, in combination with rituximab (VenR) in patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Read More »

ALLERGAN, INC: Allergan Announces Positive Topline Phase 3 Clinical Data for Bimatoprost SR (Sustained-Release) Implant for IOP Lowering in Patients with Open-Angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension

Allergan plc, (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced the release of new topline clinical trial data on Bimatoprost SR, the first-in-class sustained-release, biodegradable implant for the reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Read More »

ABBVIE: AbbVie Announces U.S. FDA Approval of VENCLEXTA® (venetoclax tablets) in Combination with Rituximab as a Fixed Duration Treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma Patients Who Have Received One Prior Therapy

AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved, under priority review, VENCLEXTA® (venetoclax tablets) in combination with rituximab for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), with or without 17p deletion, who have received at least one prior therapy Read More »

CELGENE CORPORATION: Celgene Announces Updated Safety and Efficacy Data from the TRANSCEND Trial of liso-cel (JCAR017) in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory B-cell non-Hodgkin Lymphoma at ASCO

Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced updated six-month safety and efficacy data from the TRANSCEND (NHL-001) study of lisocabtagene maraleucel (liso-cel; JCAR017), an investigational CD19-directed CAR T cell therapy, in patients with relapsed/refractory (r/r) aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in a presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Read More »

GILEAD SCIENCES, INC: Hookipa and Gilead Enter into a Collaboration and License Agreement to Develop Immunotherapies Against HIV and Hepatitis B

Hookipa Biotech AG ("Hookipa"), a clinical-stage biotech company pioneering an innovative class of active immunization therapies for oncology and infectious diseases and Gilead Sciences, Inc., ("Gilead"), a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need, today announced that they have entered into a research collaboration and license agreement that grants Gilead exclusive rights to Hookipa's TheraT® and Vaxwave® arenavirus vector-based immunization technologies for two major chronic infectious disease indications, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Read More »

ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP: Lynparza in combination with abiraterone delayed disease progression in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., US (Merck: known as MSD outside the US and Canada) today presented data, which showed clinical improvement in median radiologic progression-free survival (rPFS) with Lynparza (olaparib) in combination with abiraterone compared to abiraterone monotherapy, a standard of care, in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Read More »

ASTELLAS PHARMA US, INC.: Astellas and Seattle Genetics Present at ASCO 2018 on Enfortumab Vedotin in Patients with Locally Advanced or Metastatic Urothelial Cancer Previously Treated with Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy

Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., "Astellas") and Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGEN) today announced the presentation of updated phase 1 data of enfortumab vedotin, an investigational antibody-drug conjugate (ADC), at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago. Read More »

TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY: Takeda Highlights Favorable Safety Profile of Entyvio® (vedolizumab) Through Comparative Real-World Data Versus TNFα-Antagonist Therapy in Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited [TSE:4502] (“Takeda”) today announced a new analysis of real-world data comparing the safety data of the gut-selective biologic Entyvio® (vedolizumab) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα)-antagonist therapy. Read More »

PURDUE PHARMA L.P.: Positive New Data on Investigational Lemborexant Presented at 32nd Annual SLEEP Meeting

Eisai Co., Ltd. (CEO: Haruo Naito, “Eisai”) and Purdue Pharma L.P. (President and CEO: Craig Landau, “Purdue Pharma”) today presented the results of two key Phase 1 clinical studies of their investigational sleep/wake regulation agent lemborexant at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP 2018), June 2-6, Baltimore, MD. Lemborexant is currently being studied for the potential treatment of multiple sleep disorders. Read More »

PORTOLA PHARMACEUTICALS: New Interim Phase 2a Study Results Demonstrate Broad Clinical Activity of Portola Pharmaceuticals’ Oral SYK/JAK Inhibitor Cerdulatinib

Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.® (Nasdaq:PTLA) today announced new interim results from the Company’s ongoing Phase 2a study of cerdulatinib, an investigational, oral SYK/JAK inhibitor, in patients with specific subtypes of B-cell and T-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL), including relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma (FL) and peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL), and chronic lymphocytic lymphoma/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL). Read More »

CELEGENE CORPORATION: Results of Phase III RELEVANCE Study Comparing REVLIMID plus Rituximab (R²) Versus Rituximab Plus Chemotherapy in Patients with Previously Untreated Follicular Lymphoma to be Presented at ASCO 2018

Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced additional results from RELEVANCE, a phase III, randomized, open-label, international clinical study conducted in partnership with the Lymphoma Academic Research Organisation (LYSARC), were presented at the 54th Annual American Society of Clinical Oncology Scientific Sessions (ASCO) in Chicago, Illinois on June 1-5, 2018. Read More »

DAIICHI SANKYO, INC: Daiichi Sankyo Presents Preliminary Phase 1 Data for Antibody Drug Conjugate U3-1402 in Patients with HER3-Expressing Breast Cancer at 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) announced that preliminary data from the dose escalation part of an ongoing phase 1/2 study with investigational U3-1402 in heavily pretreated patients with HER3-positive metastatic breast cancer will be presented during a Poster Discussion Session on Monday, June 4 at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL (Abstract 2512; 3:00 – 4:15 PM CDT). Read More »

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Lifts Partial Clinical Hold on Opdivo (nivolumab)-based Combination Study in Multiple Myeloma

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted a partial clinical hold placed on CA209-602 (CheckMate -602), a randomized, open-label Phase 3 study evaluating the addition of Opdivo (nivolumab) to pomalidomide and dexamethasone in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. Read More »

ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP: Moxetumomab pasudotox pivotal data in patients with previously-treated hairy cell leukaemia presented at the 2018 ASCO meeting

AstraZeneca and MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm, today presented results from the Phase III (‘1053’) clinical trial that evaluated moxetumomab pasudotox in 80 patients with relapsed or refractory hairy cell leukaemia (HCL) who had received at least two prior lines of therapy. Read More »