Cancer Research

Student researcher collaborating with Indigenous community to improve cancer screening


OICR is hosting Jayson Pomfret as part of a unique summer internship program. Excerpt from the Press Release: Jayson Pomfret understands that meaningful cancer research happens in the community as well as at the lab bench. Pomfret is an undergraduate student in Queen’s University’s Bachelor of Health Sciences program who wants to pursue a career…

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Black Diamond Therapeutics Announces First Patients Dosed in Phase 1 Clinical Trial Expansion Cohorts Evaluating BDTX-1535 in Patients with Intrinsic Driver and Acquired Resistance EGFR Mutation Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer


Company to present BDTX-1535 dose escalation data in NSCLC at the AACR-NCI-EORTC Conference in October 2023 Excerpt from the Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BDTX), a clinical-stage precision oncology company developing therapies that target families of oncogenic mutations in patients with genetically…

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Bicycle Therapeutics Announces Expedited Development Plan for BT8009 in Metastatic Bladder Cancer


Alignment with U.S. FDA on design of Phase 2/3 registrational trial, to be initiated in 1Q 2024 Innovative study design allows for potential accelerated approval in untreated (first-line) and previously treated (second-line plus) metastatic bladder cancer Conference call and webcast today at 8 a.m. ET Excerpt from the Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, England & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bicycle…

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LianBio Announces First Patient Treated in Phase 1 Trial of SHP2 Inhibitor BBP-398 in Combination with Osimertinib in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with EGFR Mutations


Excerpt from the Press Release: SHANGHAI, China and PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LianBio (Nasdaq: LIAN), a biotechnology company dedicated to bringing innovative medicines to patients in China and other major Asian markets, today announced the first patient has been dosed in its Phase 1 clinical trial of BBP-398, an investigational SHP2 inhibitor,…

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ESMO GI Data: Agenus’ Botensilimab/Balstilimab Combination Achieves Unprecedented Survival in Advanced Colorectal Cancer


Median Overall Survival of 20.9 Months for Patients Without Active Liver Metastases Surpasses the Recently Reported 12.9-Month Benchmark with Standard of Care in this Population Excerpt from the Press Release: LEXINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Immuno-oncology leader, Agenus (Nasdaq: AGEN), shared promising data today from its Phase 1b trial on the botensilimab and balstilimab combination at a late-breaking…

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Zenocutuzumab (Zeno) granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for the treatment of NRG1+ pancreatic cancer


Excerpt from the Press Release: UTRECHT, The Netherlands and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 29, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Merus N.V. (Nasdaq: MRUS), a clinical-stage oncology company developing innovative, full-length multispecific antibodies (Biclonics® and Triclonics®) for cancer, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) for zenocutuzumab (Zeno) for the treatment…

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Panavance Therapeutics Announces Publication of Encouraging Preclinical Data Evaluating GP-2250 for the Treatment of Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC)


Data indicate that GP-2250 has anti-neoplastic effects in virus-negative MCC cells as evidenced by tumor cell viability, proliferation and migration GP-2250 demonstrated ability to downregulate protein expression of aberrant tumorigenic pathways in virus-negative MCC cell lines Excerpt from the Press Release: BERWYN, Pa., June 29, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Panavance Therapeutics Inc. (“Panavance” or the…

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ArteraAI Announces First-Ever AI-Derived Biomarker for Predicting Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) Benefit in Prostate Cancer


Data published in the NEJM Evidence shows promise for personalized use of short-term ADT in men with predominantly intermediate-risk prostate cancer Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ArteraAI, the developer of multimodal artificial intelligence-based predictive and prognostic cancer tests, announced today the publication of data in the NEJM Evidence, validating the first-ever predictive AI…

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eFFECTOR Therapeutics Reports Positive Data Updates from Phase 2 Expansion Cohorts Evaluating Zotatifin in Patients with ER+ Metastatic Breast Cancer at the ASCO 2023 Annual Meeting


Excerpt from the Press Release: eFFECTOR Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFTR), a leader in the development of selective translation regulator inhibitors (“STRIs”) for the treatment of cancer, today announced positive interim data updates from a Phase 2 expansion cohort evaluating zotatifin combined with fulvestrant and abemaciclib (ZFA triplet) in patients with ER+ metastatic breast cancer (mBC).…

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RAPT Therapeutics to Present Biomarker Data Corroborating Demonstrated Clinical Activity and Mechanism of Action of FLX475 in Advanced Cancers


-FLX475-treated patients exhibited significant changes in immune pathways likely to enhance an antitumor response -FLX475 modifies the tumor microenvironment (TME) to resemble those of responders to anti-PD(L)1 monotherapy Excerpt from the Press Release: RAPT Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: RAPT), a clinical-stage, immunology-based therapeutics company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing oral small molecule therapies for patients…

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