ORLANDO, Fla. – Preliminary data from a phase II test of Constellation Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s CPI-0610 in patients with myelofibrosis (MF), previewed to market adulation in November, got a full airing Monday at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting.
ORLANDO, Fla. – In an effort to get sickle cell disease (SCD) researchers, drug developers, patients and regulators all on the same page, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the FDA have released new recommendations aimed at establishing uniform global standards for clinical trial endpoints to evaluate new therapies.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Kura Oncology Inc., encouraged by new data on tipifarnib and positive feedback from the FDA, said Sunday that next year it will initiate a single-arm, phase II registration-directed trial of the candidate in angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL), a rare and often aggressive form of peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL).
ORLANDO, Fla. - Chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR T) cells have proved to be a major advance in treating patients with refractory B-cell malignancies so far. But, often, in approaching those issues "we solve one and we create another," Stephen Schuster, a doctor at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, told reporters at the 61st American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting Saturday.
An FDA review of Enzyvant Inc.'s RVT-802, a tissue-based therapy for children born without a thymus, has drawn a complete response letter (CRL) from the agency over concerns about chemistry, manufacturing and controls, scuttling hopes it would become the first FDA-designated regenerative medicine advanced therapy (RMAT) to win approval from the agency.
Tumor-agnostic therapy developer Black Diamond Therapeutics Inc. has completed an oversubscribed series C financing of $85 million. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company said proceeds will help it advance candidates targeting oncogenic driver mutations of the ErbB kinases in EGFR and HER2, starting with a combined phase I/II trial of its most advanced candidate next year.
A pivotal trial of Omeros Corp.'s narsoplimab, an investigational therapy for an occasional but serious complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), found that just one dose was enough to deliver a beneficial effect in more than half the study's high-risk participants, meeting the study's primary endpoint.
New top-line results from a phase III study of Ardelyx Inc.'s tenapanor – recently approved in irritable bowel syndrome – confirmed the drug can also help dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease patients with hyperphosphatemia achieve reduced serum phosphorus levels vs. placebo.
IFM Therapeutics LLC, an innate immunity specialist that's quickly sparked major deals with big pharma, is stoking the generative fire at its heart with $55.5 million in new financing led by Boston-based Omega Funds. The Boston-based company will use the funds to launch as many as three new subsidiaries, starting with IFM Quattro and a new incubator, IFM Discovery.
With nearly 5,000 abstracts on tap for this December's American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting in Orlando, Fla., organizers of the annual conference have highlighted a multitude of new advances in the event's programming.