non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

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Following a setback, Pfizer gets a win in Phase III cancer drug study

Two years after going down in flames in a Phase III study for CD22-positive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Pfizer has helped resurrect hopes for top drug prospect inotuzumab ozogamicin, saying the drug hit its first primary endpoint for spurring hematologic remission in patients with CD22-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Pfizer picks up the pieces after its armed antibody crashes in PhIII

Pfizer says inotuzumab failed a Phase III study for aggressive CD22+ non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The monitoring committee concluded that inotuzumab in combination with rituximab was not going to deliver the data needed on overall survival.

Biovest bankruptcy shows travails of cancer vaccine development

The road toward developing a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma vaccine is littered with failures. Two companies, Genitope and Favrille, had trials fail in 2007 and 2008 and then quickly closed down shop. The challenges were writ large again last week when Biovest filed for bankruptcy--for the second time in 5 years. 

Biovest makes a move on the EU market with BiovaxID

Biovest International's stock has risen by 15% on two pieces of news about its personalized cancer vaccine for the treatment of follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, BiovaxID.

Biovest plans Canadian submission for personalized cancer vax

Biovest has chosen Canada for the first submission for approval of its personalized cancer vaccine, BiovaxID. The vaccine could become the first cancer vaccine marketed for lymphoma patients.

Lymphoma vaccine extends survival in late-stage study

In a study published in the online version of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center say a Phase III trial of the therapeutic vaccine

NICE approves MabThera for lymphoma maintenance

In a turnabout decision that could give sales a big boost, the U.K.'s cost-effectiveness watchdog gave Roche's MabThera a thumbs up for maintenance treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Also known as

Cell Therapeutics shares soar on Phase III data

A late-stage study of Cell Therapeutics' pixantrone demonstrated its ability to significantly increase the remission rates of patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. And investors moved swiftly to push

Biovest wants accelerated approval for anti-cancer vax

Accentia Biopharmaceuticals' subsidiary Biovest International today announced positive results from its Phase 3 Fast-Tracked clinical trial of BiovaxID for the treatment of indolent follicular

Tobacco used to create new cancer vaccine

A new cancer vaccine made from genetically engineered tobacco leaves has been found safe in a small, early-stage trial. The vaccine also spurred the immune systems of 11 out of 16 volunteers in the