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  • 17 August 2017

    Prostate Cancer: Epic Sciences AR-V7 Test


    Insights From: Emmanuel S. Antonarakis, MBBCh, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Andrew J. Armstrong, MD, MSc, Duke Cancer Center; Howard I. Scher, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center share their views on the Epic Sciences AR-V7 test in development for prostate cancer.

  • 29 June 2017

    Syndax Locks In To Tumor Escape

    Seeking Alpha

    Syndax (NASDAQ:SNDX) is a $315 million market cap company focused on developing a pipeline of innovative combination therapies for cancer. The company's lead product is Entinostat, which was granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by FDA for its Phase 2b clinical trial in advanced hormone receptor positive (Estrogen Receptor positive, ER+) breast cancer. The impact of Breakthrough Therapy Designation on biotechnology stocks has been previously described here by Strong Bio and is worth a read. The company has a host of impressive partnerships for its clinical trials, including Merck (NYSE:MRK) for a combinatory non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and melanoma therapy, Genentech/Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) and Merck in Germany for ovarian cancer.

  • 16 June 2017

    LA BioMed Researcher, Dr. Jack Edwards, Honored for Contributions to Medicine

    LA BioMed

    The Medical Mycology Society of the Americas has honored John E. “Jack” Edwards, Jr., MD, an LA BioMed lead researcher, as the winner of the 2017 Rhoda Benham Award. The award is given “to an individual from the Americas for continuous outstanding or meritorious contributions to medical mycology,” which is the study of fungal diseases. Dr. Edwards, together with his group of colleagues, founded NovaDigm Therapeutics to translate the three decades of research into products that will prevent or treat serious infectious diseases. 

  • 15 June 2017

    OD reports practices success with corneal inlay

    Jeffrey M. Augustine, OD / Healio

    The keys to success with the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay are patient selection and evaluation of ocular surface, centration and inflammation, he said. The use of corneal inlays for the surgical correction of presbyopia is an exciting new technology for optometry, ophthalmology and, especially, for the presbyopic patient.

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