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Faulty manufacturing trips up Nektar’s Bristol-partnered cancer drug in crucial trial

Could a manufacturing mix-up be as detrimental as the fact that a drug simply doesn’t work? Nektar learned the answer the hard way with its Bristol-Myers Squibb-partnered experimental cancer therapy. On Thursday, Nektar CEO Howard Robin went to great lengths to explain why response rates dropped in the second stage of a clinical trial testing NKTR-214 (bempegaldesleukin) in tandem… Read More »

New Clinical Trial Aims To Detect Cancer With A Quick Breathalyser Test

A new breath test for cancer is being evaluated in a clinical trial involving 1,500 people.Owlstone Medical Ltd Nowadays ‘liquid biopsies,’ the notion of detecting cancer using only a blood test to detect minute amounts of circulating tumor are fairly well-known. But what if not even a blood test was needed to detect cancer, merely… Read More »

Ohio woman is cancer free following promising clinical trial, she claims

The Ohio woman claims she is now cancer free following the clinical trial. (iStock) An Ohio woman claims she is now cancer free following a clinical trial. Denise Keenan, from Youngstown, was first diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2009 and has been battling the illness ever since, she told Fox 8. EATING ORGANIC FOODS CUTS… Read More »

AstraZeneca's Imfinzi fails another phase 3 trial, this time in head and neck cancer

AstraZeneca is still stinging from Imfinzi’s combo flop in non-small cell lung cancer, but it’s already staring down another defeat. On Friday, the British drugmaker said the immuno-oncology drug had failed to show it could extend the lives of patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer whose disease has worsened after chemo. The… Read More »