Navigation Links
Landscape for Lung Cancer Therapies is Focus of New Post-ASCO MedPredict Report
Date:6/26/2008

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- MedPredict has published a new report in its oncology series entitled "Thought Leader Insight & Analysis: Lung Cancer," designed to provide critical strategic insight for pharma and biotech companies with a stake in the market for diagnostics and treatments in non-small cell and small cell lung cancer.

The big news at the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting was the presentation of the Erbitux FLEX clinical trial data showing increased overall survival in EGFR-positive first-line non-small cell lung cancer. In light of these positive results, MedPredict's panel addresses the following questions: Is Erbitux useful in those 40% of patients who are Avastin-ineligible? Is Erbitux useful in the 24% patients who aren't getting Avastin but in theory could? Is Erbitux going to legitimately threaten Avastin in an Avastin-eligible patient?

MedPredict's panel also reviews recent advances in other mechanistic approaches to treatment, including angiogenesis/VEGF, vascular disrupting agents, anthracyclines, TRAIL / DR4 / DR5, Bcl-2/Bcl-xL, survivin, cyclin dependent kinase, cMET, EGFR (T790M), antifolate, HDAC / epigenetics, Hedgehog, HSP90, IGF-1, MAGE-A3, MEK, microtubule, apoptosis, kinesin/EG5, aurora kinase, Polo-like kinase 1, mTOR, PI3/AKT, KRAS, and topoisomerase.

"This report will provide essential strategic insight for those involved in development of lung cancer therapies," according to MedPredict President Dr. Jeffrey Berk. "Our panelists discuss ongoing clinical programs, and offer their opinions on which of the myriad new drugs in development are likely to be significant improvements over current options."

Some of the companies/partnerships discussed in this report include: Abbott, Abraxis, Amgen, Angiogene, Antisoma, Ardea, Array, Ascenta, AstraZeneca, Bayer-Schering, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Concordia, Critical Outcome Technologies, Cytokinetics, Daiichi Sankyo, Eisai, Epicept, Exelixis, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Human Genome Sciences, ImClone, Infinity, Lilly, Medimmune, Merck, Merck Serono, Nerviano, Novartis, Oncothyreon, OSI Pharmaceuticals, Piramed, Pfizer, Prolexys, Regeneron, Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, Semafore, Vertex.

The full report can be purchased by contacting MedPredict.

About MedPredict

MedPredict (http://www.medpredict.com) maintains a proprietary database of over 1,000 global physician thought leaders, including 40+ specialties in 30+ therapeutic categories. Based on primary interviews with these thought leaders, MedPredict publishes periodic reports in each category to keep clients up-to-date on emerging trends and competitive activity. The reports include thought leader reactions to recent publications and medical conferences, as well as clinical, regulatory and marketing activity.


'/>"/>
SOURCE MedPredict
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Avastin(R) Shows Unprecedented Benefits in Colorectal Cancer Patients, Irrespective of K-Ras Gene Mutation
2. CuraGen Announces Initiation of Phase II Trial of CR011-vcMMAE in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer
3. Genmab Initiates Study of Zalutumumab With Radiotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer
4. First Breast Cancer Patient Receives Treatment in National Electronic Brachytherapy Registry Launched by Three Physician Societies
5. CB1400, Patented by Canopus BioPharma, Enters Phase II Clinical Trials for the Prevention of Mucositis in Patients With Cancer of the Head and Neck
6. GlaxoSmithKline Collaborates with National Cancer Institute to Make Large Body of Cancer Cell Genomic Data Available to All Cancer Researchers
7. New Australian Technology: Detecting Breast Cancer With Hair
8. GeneGo is Awarded NCI Grant for Development of Systems Biology Platform for Integrative Data Analysis in Cancer
9. Fox Chase Cancer Center and VisEn Medical Announce Program to Advance First Clinical Trials of Novel Fluorescence Molecular Imaging Technologies
10. Bionovo Elucidates Mechanism of Breast Cancer Control by Estrogen Receptor Beta
11. Bionovo Discovers New Estrogen Regulatory Elements for Breast Cancer and Osteoporosis Drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... Any dentist who has made an implant supported ... Many of them do not even offer this as a ... laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE able to offer ... high cost that the majority of today,s patients would not ... Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and inventor of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; ... for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a ... septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is the first ... integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and management. ... infection and PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... report to their offering. ... a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ... will serve to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. ... cap sales considerably, but development is still in its infancy. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department ... in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at ... Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A ... procedures that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that ... but also many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, ... the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity ... who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) learned ... receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research and ... by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting pulmonary ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, ... ... at CitiDent, is now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has ... , self-ligating Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):