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Aveo shares surge on a European licensing pact

The deal starts small but could end big, with Aveo getting a $2.5 million upfront and a commitment of up to $394 million in milestones from EUSA Pharma.

Astellas finally bails on Aveo, giving up on the thrice-failed tivozanib

Japan's Astellas Pharma has seen enough of tivozanib, washing its hands of the once-promising cancer drug and putting an end to a three-year collaboration with Aveo Oncology.

Aveo's cancer drug circles the drain after a scuttled Phase II trial

Aveo Oncology and Astellas Pharma are shutting down a Phase II study of tivozanib in breast cancer after failing to enroll enough patients, the partners announced.

Aveo: Tivozanib doesn't do much for colorectal cancer, either

Aveo Oncology's long-troubled tivozanib is unlikely to meet its primary endpoint in a study on colorectal cancer, the company said, sending the biotech back to the drawing board after a high-profile failure in kidney cancer.

Aveo hit with SEC subpoena on tivozanib after FDA slap-down

In addition to a flurry of investor lawsuits spawned by the FDA's slap-down of its marketing application for the kidney cancer drug tivozanib, Aveo Pharmaceuticals now has an SEC inquiry on its hands. The biotech revealed on Thursday that it had received a subpoena from the SEC 8 days ago demanding "documents and information" on the drug.

FDA blasts Aveo one last time for 'uninterpretable' cancer study

Days after the Cambridge, MA-based biotech whacked close to two thirds of its staff as it scrambled to stay afloat in the wake of a scathing regulatory assessment of its lead drug, the developer says that the FDA has handed over the expected rejection notice for tivozanib as a treatment for kidney cancer.

Aveo investor pins struggling biotech's future on breast cancer study

After starting to gut most of its staff this week, Aveo Oncology has started down a longer path to potential approval of its top drug candidate tivozanib, for which the company no longer plans to develop for kidney cancer.

UPDATED: Aveo slashes 140 jobs, halts R&D work related to doomed FDA drug application

Staring straight at an almost certain FDA rejection for its kidney cancer drug tivozanib, Cambridge, MA-based Aveo Oncology today grabbed the budget ax and hacked deep into its staff. A total of 140 workers are being laid off--62% of its workforce--and the biotech's COO is joining the exodus in July.

Class action suits pile up at Aveo's doorstep in wake of FDA debacle

Now that Aveo's share price has been badly mauled in the aftershock of an FDA panel vote rejecting its kidney cancer drug tivozanib, the class action suits are starting to pile up at the front door.

UPDATED: FDA panel rejects Aveo's kidney cancer drug tivozanib

The committee voted 13 to 1 against Aveo, deciding that the biotech had not produced the needed efficacy data in a single pivotal study. And given the harsh assessment of Aveo from top FDA officials, this is one vote that is not likely to be overturned inside the agency.