SEC's Aveo probe puts MD Anderson chief DePinho in spotlight; Curis gains conditional EU OK on Erivedge;

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> The SEC probe into Aveo Pharmaceuticals' ($AVEO) controversial actions around tivozanib has put co-founder and UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Ronald DePinho in the spotlight. In particular, DePinho's comments on CNBC about Aveo last year as the FDA was raising objections to the tivo study have spurred questions about what he knew, and when. He put out a statement in May saying: "Discussing Aveo was not the purpose for the interview, and I was not anticipating any questions relating to Aveo. Regardless, commenting on the company was a poor decision on my part, and I apologized for it shortly thereafter." Story

> Curis ($CRIS) says that the EU has provided conditional approval of Erivedge (tismodegib) for basal cell carcinoma, a rare form of skin cancer. Release

> ADC Therapeutics Sarl, a portfolio company of Auven Therapeutics, and BZL Biologics announced an exclusive licensing and collaboration agreement for an antibody against PSMA-positive prostate cancers. Release

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And Finally... Saudi officials have called on the young, old and unwell to avoid the pilgrimage to Mecca this year, worried that the mass arrival of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims could trigger the rapid spread of the deadly MERS coronavirus. Story