A new drug aimed at dormant cancer stem cells that hide in the hypoxic zones of bone marrow that most other drugs can’t reach is currently in 5 clinical trials. Source: New blood cancer drug reaches cells hiding in bone marrow – UPI.com
Geron announces removal of Full Clinical Hold on Imetelstat The full clinical hold on Geron’s sole pipeline candidate, investigation new drug (IND), Imetelstat, has been lifted by the FDA. The company does not intend to conduct further studies or develop imetelstat for the treatment of essential thrombocythemia (ET) or polycythemia vera (PV). The development plan […]
Indiana University researchers identify events causing bone marrow inflammation leading to blood disorders Like a line of falling dominos, a cascade of molecular events in the bone marrow produces high levels of inflammation that disrupt normal blood formation and lead to potentially deadly disorders including leukemia. “It has been known for years that there are […]
Geron Corp announced today that the partial clinical hold on clinical trials of imetelstat in myelofibrosis has been removed by the FDA. The hold for essential thrombocythemia and polycythemia vera remains. Click here for the full story.
Jakafi Improves Symptoms in PV In phase 3 randomized controlled trial, Jakafi (ruxolitinib) improved several key symptoms in polycythemia vera, according to Dr Srdan Verstovsek of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Results from the RESPONSE trial were presented at the 2014 ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) annual meeting in Chicago. PV is a […]