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FDA Approves Cetuximab for Late-Stage Head and Neck Cancer

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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Source: The Oncology Report The Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 7 approved cetuximab as an initial treatment of late-stage head and neck cancer in combination with chemotherapy. Cetuximab, marketed as Erbitux by Bristol-Myers Squibb, is an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antagonist, administered as an intravenous infusion. Previously, it was approved in combination with […]

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US FDA approval for expanded use of Erbitux

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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Source: www.pharmabiz.com Author: staff The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Erbitux (cetuximab), in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy with 5-fluorouracil (CT), for the first-line treatment of recurrent locoregional or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). The approval, which is based on data from the landmark EXTREME (ErbituX in first-line […]

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FDA Approves Cetuximab for Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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Source: MedScape News Today The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved cetuximab (Erbitux, Bristol-Myers Squibb ) for use in combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of metastatic head and neck cancer. Data show that when combined with cisplatin-based chemotherapy, cetuximab improved overall survival, compared with chemotherapy alone. According to the researchers, this is […]

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New Therapies and Prognostic Techniques Highlighted in Head and Neck Cancer

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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The Asco Post D. Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, described efforts to position the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor cetuximab (Erbitux) in head and neck cancer treatment. Surprisingly negative results came from the phase III Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 0522 trial (N = 940), which showed […]

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Researchers find potential new therapeutic strategy for head and neck cancer

Friday, September 23, 2011

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Source: www.uab.edu Author: Beena Thannickal Shih-Hsin (Eddy) Yang, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor in the UAB Department of Radiation Oncology and associate scientist in the experimental therapeutics program at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, found a way to prevent head and neck cancer cells from repairing damage to DNA as they grow. The findings, published […]

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Cancer drug resistance strategy uncovered

Friday, September 9, 2011

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Source: Cancer Research UK Author: Staff   Friday 9 September 2011- US scientists have identified a way in which cancer cells can become resistant to the cancer drug cetuximab (Erbitux), and suggest that treatments that are already available might be able to overcome this resistance. Researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, US, have been studying […]

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Strategy to conquer cancer drug resistance uncovered

Friday, September 9, 2011

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Source: info.cancerresearchuk.org Author: staff US scientists have identified a way in which cancer cells can become resistant to the cancer drug cetuximab (Erbitux), and suggest that treatments that are already available might be able to overcome this resistance. Researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, US, have been studying why some patients only experience short-term […]

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Hypersensitivity Reactions to Erbitux Caused by Tick Bites.

Friday, July 1, 2011

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Source: Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News Hypersensitivity reactions to cetuximab (Erbitux, ImClone Systems/Bristol-Myers Squibb), a monoclonal antibody approved for use in colorectal cancer, are not caused by the drug itself but by preexisting immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies that may result from tick bites, researchers have found. Cetuximab, like other monoclonal antibodies, is generally associated with a […]

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Yale School of Medicine Researchers take a closer look at “smart drugs”

Thursday, May 19, 2011

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Source: Yale University Some of the most effective and expensive cancer drugs, dubbed “smart drugs” for their ability to stop tumors by targeting key drivers of cancer cell growth, are not effective in some patients. In two related studies, Yale School of Medicine researchers examined one such driver, the EGF receptor (EGFR), and found that […]

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HPV and EGFR are hottest topics in head and neck cancer

Friday, May 13, 2011

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Source: www.medscape.com Author: Zosia Chustecka The hottest topic in head and neck cancers is the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the disease, although there is also a lot interest in treatment with EGRF inhibitors, especially the second-generation products, according to an expert here at the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology 11th Biennial […]

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