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FDA lifts clinical hold on vantictumab for NSCLC, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer

August 31, 2014

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals recently announced that the FDA has removed the partial clinical hold on enrollment in phase 1 clinical trials for the company’s monoclonal antibody candidate, OMP-18R5.

The partial clinical hold was placed on July 1, 2014, following the company decision to voluntarily halt enrollment and dosing in its OMP-18R5 (vantictumab) trials, due to observed on-target mild-to-moderate bone-related adverse events.

Survey shows doctors predominantly lead ACOs

August 29, 2014
Accountable Care Organizations are largely led by physicians or physician and hospital partnerships, according to data published in Health Affairs. “The broad…
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BRCA research center to present second annual prize

August 28, 2014
Mary-Claire King, PhD, will receive the second annual Basser Global Prize from the University of Pennsylvania's Basser Research Center for BRCA.King, American Cancer…

CMS Open Payments deadline extended to Sept. 10, outages planned

August 28, 2014
CMS has announced its Open Payments system will once again be unavailable at two specified times due to network maintenance. It has extended the deadline to submit…
CME

Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

8/16/2014
Melanoma remains a challenging condition for clinicians. An array of targeted therapies and immunotherapy are in…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 2 High Risk MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

8/20/2014
MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain to…
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FDA lifts clinical hold on vantictumab for NSCLC, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer

August 31, 2014
OncoMed Pharmaceuticals recently announced that the FDA has removed the partial clinical hold on enrollment in phase 1 clinical trials for the…

Survey shows doctors predominantly lead ACOs

August 29, 2014
Accountable Care Organizations are largely led by physicians or physician and hospital partnerships, according to data published in Health
Institution Notes

BRCA research center to present second annual prize

August 28, 2014
Mary-Claire King, PhD, will receive the second annual Basser Global Prize from the University of Pennsylvania's Basser Research Center for…

CMS Open Payments deadline extended to Sept. 10, outages planned

August 28, 2014
CMS has announced its Open Payments system will once again be unavailable at two specified times due to network maintenance. It has extended the…
In the Journals

Adult childhood cancer survivors failed to adhere to healthier lifestyles

August 28, 2014
Adult survivors of childhood cancer did not demonstrate healthier behaviors than the general population, according to findings from the Chicago…
FDA News

New FDA guidance encourages enrollment of women in device trials

August 27, 2014
The FDA has released a new guidance document that encourages the enrollment of more women in clinical trials of medical devices. “Historically…
Industry News

Genetics company receives $1.4 million NIH grant

August 27, 2014
The NIH has granted a total of $1,367,504 to 23andMe, a personal genetic testing company, for a 2-year project to enhance the company’s online…
In the Journals

Post-hospitalization intervention strategy yielded higher smoking cessation rates

August 26, 2014
Adult smokers recently released from the hospital achieved higher 6-month smoking cessation rates when they followed a post-discharge strategy…

Novartis’ BioCamp addresses issues of aging with students

August 26, 2014
More than 60 university students from 25 countries are scheduled to attend Novartis’ 11th annual Biotechnology Leadership Camp this week in…
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AANP urges VA to give nurse practitioners full practice authority

August 25, 2014
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners announced that it is urging new VA Secretary Robert McDonald to give full-practice authority to nurse…
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