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June 1, 2014
13:57 EDTCELGCelgene announced updated OS results from post-hoc analysis of Abraxane study
Celgene announced updated Overall Survival, OS, results from a post-hoc analysis of its phase III IMPACT, Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Clinical Trial, study of ABRAXANE, paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension, in combination with gemcitabine in treatment-naïve patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. A poster discussion of the analysis is scheduled for Sunday, June 1st at 11:30 am CT at the 50th American Society of Clinical Oncology, ASCO, annual meeting in Chicago, Ill. The analysis also showed that the treatment effect on OS for pre-specified subgroups analyzed in the trial remained consistent across patient subgroups. Specifically, patients with Karnofsky Performance Status, KPS, KPS 90-100 had a higher median OS on ABRAXANE plus gemcitabine as compared to gemcitabine alone [median OS 9.7 months vs. 7.9 months. Patients with KPS 70-80 also maintained a benefit [median OS 7.6 months vs. 4.3 months. This updated analysis also evaluated the prognostic effects of CA19-9 and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, NLR. Both elevated CA19-9 and elevated NLR were associated with poorer survival. Further, treatment with ABRAXANE plus gemcitabine appeared to reduce the effect of CA19-9 as a poor prognostic factor, as similar overall survival was observed regardless of CA19-9 level.
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November 21, 2014
06:04 EDTCELGCelgene receives positive CHMP opinion for OTEZLA
Celgene announced that the European Medicines Agency’s, or EMA, Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, or CHMP, has adopted a positive opinion for OTEZLA, the company’s oral selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4, or PDE4, in two therapeutic indications, for the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis in adult patients who failed to respond to or, who have a contraindication to, or are intolerant to other systemic therapy including cyclosporine, methotrexate or psoralen and ultraviolet-A light, or PUVA; alone or in combination with Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs, or DMARD, for the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis in adult patients who have had an inadequate response or who have been intolerant to a prior DMARD therapy.
November 19, 2014
09:39 EDTCELGCelgene management to meet with ISI Group
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November 18, 2014
07:34 EDTCELGCelgene presents long-term OTEZLA data at ACR/ARHP meeting
Celgene announced that results from long-term efficacy and safety analyses of OTEZLA from the open-label phase of two PALACE phase III clinical trials were presented at the 2014 American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals annual meeting in Boston. OTEZLA is the Company’s oral, selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4, approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis and for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for phototherapy or systemic therapy. In PALACE 1, 84 percent of patients who completed one year of 30 mg twice daily therapy continued to receive OTEZLA at two years. Improvements in efficacy measures observed at 52 weeks were sustained through 104 weeks of treatment. At week 104, among patients receiving OTEZLA 30 mg twice daily, the ACR20 response rate was 65.3 percent. ACR50 and 70 response rates were 34.0 percent and 19.6 percent, respectively, at week 104. Similar findings were observed in PALACE 4. In this trial, nearly 84 percent of DMARD-naïve patients who completed one year of OTEZLA 30 mg twice daily monotherapy continued to receive OTEZLA at two years. At week 104, among patients treated with OTEZLA 30 mg twice daily monotherapy, an ACR20, 50 and 70 response was reached by 61.4 percent, 40.7 percent and 19.2 percent of patients, respectively. In both PALACE 1 and PALACE 4, changes in other efficacy measures—including the HAQ-DI, which assesses improvements in physical function, and swollen and tender joint counts—were also generally sustained between weeks 52 and 104 with continued OTEZLA treatment. In PALACE 4, treatment with OTEZLA in patients with pre-existing enthesitis or dactylitis, two key manifestations of psoriatic arthritis, resulted in improvements in enthesitis and dactylitis that were sustained through 104 weeks of treatment.
November 17, 2014
07:16 EDTCELGMilken Institute--Faster Cures to hold a conference
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November 14, 2014
17:07 EDTCELGSoros Fund Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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07:14 EDTCELGAmerican College of Rheumatology is holding a meeting
2014 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting is being held in Boston on November 14-19.
November 10, 2014
07:19 EDTCELGCredit Suisse to hold a conference
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