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Bayer's Nexavar falls short in new liver cancer trial

Bayer and Onyx Pharmaceuticals' Nexavar has seen a lot of success as a liver cancer treatment, but as an adjuvant therapy for liver cancer, it could be awhile--if ever. On Tuesday, the drug missed its target in a Phase III trial, failing to meet the study's main goal of improving recurrence-free survival.

Targeted gold nanoshells radiate heat to improve cancer drug effect

Researchers in China published an article in the journal Biomedical Materials demonstrating the drug-delivery potential of new gold nanoshells for cancer that also use hyperthermic effects to bring toxic cancer drugs to tumors with fewer side effects.

Delcath slashes U.S. staff by 20% after FDA-panel disaster

Queensbury, NY-based Delcath plans to fire 20% of its U.S. workforce to conserve cash and concentrate resources in Europe, where the company has CE mark clearance for its drug-device combo.

Germany grants reimbursement for Delcath's chemo delivery tech

Germany's federal healthcare reimbursement program approved Delcath Systems' Chemosat with a Value 4 status.

Celsion shares routed after PhIII liver cancer study flops

Celsion was the center of a considerable amount of market buzz over the last year as the small biotech pushed a late-stage cancer drug through a Phase III liver cancer study. Its stock price tripled as investors rode a swell of enthusiasm that Celsion could beat the tough odds that face any small-cap company trying to make it all the way through an oncology program.

Celsion snags up to $100M Chinese pharma tie-up ahead of PhIII cancer data

Celsion ($CLSN) grabbed $5 million in a development deal with China's Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical, which has shown interest in advancing Celsion's ThermoDox product in China, Hong Kong and Macau.

Scripps drug reduces, reverses fatty liver disease

A team at The Scripps Research Institute has developed a compound that reduced and even reversed fatty liver disease in animals, and had the added bonus of reducing plasma cholesterol levels.

ArQule, Threshold get a bump off of PhIII SPA pacts with FDA

At the beginning of this month ArQule shares tanked on the news that it had decided to shelve a late-stage study of tivantinib for non-small cell lung cancer after investigators concluded that the data pointed to a clear failure. But today the biotech got a little of its lost luster back with the news that it had agreed with regulators on the design of a new Phase III, landing a special protocol assessment on its program for liver cancer.

4SC spotlights partnership talks after liver cancer combo extends survival

The German biotech 4SC AG says its experimental drug resminostat extended overall survival among advanced liver cancer patients by 8 months in Phase II when combined with Bayer's Nexavar.

One molecule may stand in the way of liver cancer

Loss of the tiny RNA molecule miR-122 in liver cells may be all that it takes to cause full-blown liver cancer, according to a new Ohio State University study in mice. Restoring it, in turn, could slow the progression of the disease, scientists believe.