Zhejiang Medicine Co. Ltd.’s subsidiary, Novocodex Biopharmaceuticals Inc., reported positive phase III study results for its humanized anti-HER2 monoclonal antibody-drug conjugate, ARX-788, in the treatment of patients with HER2-positive locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer in China.
Les Laboratoires Servier SAS is touting its phase III win with vorasidenib as the first major advance in decades for low-grade glioma, with the trial called Indigo scoring statistical significance on two measures against residual or recurrent isocitrate dehydrogenase-mutant disease. The Suresnes, France-based firm said Indigo met the primary endpoint of progression-free survival (PFS) and the key secondary endpoint of time to next intervention (TTNI). The results of the prespecified interim analysis proved not only statistically significant but also clinically meaningful in PFS and TTNI.
China’s NMPA approved Shanghai Shengdi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.’s adebrelimab (SHR-1316) for first-line treatment of extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) in combination with chemotherapy. The approval in mainland China makes adebrelimab the third domestic PD-L1 monoclonal antibody to make it to the domestic market. Shanghai Shengdi is a subsidiary of Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co. Ltd.
Research at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz has led to the development of quinazoline-thiohydantoin fused heterocycles reported to be useful for the treatment of leukemia.
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths among men and its rate of incidence is rapidly increasing in women. The development of new therapeutics targeting hepatic cancer stem cells using herbal medicine could shed light on the treatment of HCC.
The mTORC2 complex plays an important role in the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway, allowing activation of AKT and contributing to the development of BRAF-mutated (BRAFm) melanomas and their resistance to treatments. Researchers from Inserm aimed to identify new candidates for targeting the mTORC2 complex in melanoma, with focus on one principal protein of this complex, MAPKAP1 (also known as SIN1).