A small Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center study found that all rectal cancer patients treated with GSK drug Jemperli showed a complete response at six months—there were no detectable signs of the cancer. These early data presented at ASCO suggest that rectal cancer with a particular genetic signature might be treatable with this immunotherapy in …
Breast cancer drugs and cell therapies were prominent in this year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Here’s a recap of some of the news highlights from the biggest cancer conference of the year.
PMV Pharmaceuticals has its first clinical data showing that its lead therapeutic candidate can hit p53, a tumor-suppressing protein long thought to be undruggable. After reporting the preliminary data during ASCO, PMV said it plans to continue Phase 1 study with the goal of advancing to Phase 2 early next year.
During the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo reported pivotal clinical trial data showing that their partnered cancer drug Enhertu can treat a group of patients previously thought to be out of reach for a targeted therapy. The results suggest use of this FDA-approved drug could significantly expand …
Gilead Sciences has more detail about breast cancer drug Trodelvy, a blockbuster hopeful it acquired two years ago. Additional data from a pivotal study were presented during the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and they still leave many questions unanswered.
Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles County all announced their first monkeypox cases Thursday amid growing concerns about the outbreak in the U.S. All three locations’ public health departments are currently awaiting final confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the presumed cases. “The patient is an adult resident who recently traveled …
The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting begins this week, including the presentation of more than 2,800 abstracts. Amgen, Roche, and Sierra Oncology are among the companies with key presentations at this year’s gathering.
Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport will continue to enforce masking despite multiple airlines dropping their requirements following a federal judge’s ruling. “The safety and security of passengers and employees is the highest priority for the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA),” the airport said in a tweeted statement. “The CDA will continue to follow, observe and enforce …
Evozyne uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to design novel proteins that can be used in gene therapies. The new agreement with Takeda Pharmaceutical covers the development of proteins that can be used in gene therapies for rare diseases.
The need for mental health services continues to strain the ability of the healthcare system to respond. New technologies are helping to improve patient access to care, and a panel at the MedCity INVEST conference in Chicago discussed the challenges and opportunities for these services.
Venture capital investment in healthcare startups is continuing at a steady pace. Is it too much? Is a correction coming? Three investors offered their perspectives during a panel discussion at MedCity News’s INVEST conference in Chicago.
Value-based healthcare puts the focus on patient outcomes, but payers have a part to play as well. A panel at MedCity News’ INVEST conference discussed how reimbursement strategies can improve patient care and reduce costs.
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The FDA rejected the new drug application for a Levo Therapeutics treatment for the rare metabolic disorder Prader-Willi syndrome. According to Levo, the agency said the data submitted were insufficient to support approval and the regulator wants the company to run another clinical trial.
Vanqua Bio aims to treat rare form of Parkinson’s disease by boosting activity of an enzyme that is deficient in patients who have a particular genetic mutation. With $85 million in Series B financing, the biotech startup, which is based on Northwestern University research, aims to reach human testing within two years.
The mHUB MedTech Accelerator is a six-month program, based in Chicago, run in partnership with Baxter and Edward-Elmhurst Health Venture Capital. The application deadline is Monday, August 23.
Ipsen is shoring up its neuroscience pipeline via a deal that gives it the option to license drugs that Exicure is developing for Huntington’s disease and Angelman syndrome. The programs are based on Exicure’s proprietary technology that produces nucleic acid therapies capable of delivery deep into the brain.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology’ annual meeting featured news highlights from the Merck, Novartis, and other drug giants. Meanwhile, some small biotechs rode the coattails of their larger counterparts and others forged their own paths with promising early results for new cancer drug targets.
7wireVentures, the venture capital firm that backed Livongo and other healthcare technology companies, raised $150 million for a new connected consumer fund. It’s already made two investments in patient navigation startups.
VillageMD, a primary care startup that has Walgreens as a big backer, is reportedly planning to go public. The company has plans to open hundreds of co-located primary care clinics at Walgreens pharmacies.
A top executive at Chicago-based Loretto Hospital has resigned after controversy surrounding vaccination events held at businesses with close ties to him. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said an independent investigation needs to be conducted.
In a wide-ranging interview, Maggie Huston, associate general counsel for precision medicine company Tempus, discusses how to balance innovation with safety as the FDA grapples with AI/ML and new, more complex technology, as well how her company quickly reacted to Covid-19.
Interactive, cloud-based video games are designed to tackle pharma’s current challenge: engaging doctors virtually during a pandemic. But the tools are likely to outlive the circumstances in which they were born.
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