Promising new data on blood and bone marrow cancer therapies that re-engineer immune system cells are convincing more doctors of the validity of the approach, according to Reuters interviews at the world’s biggest annual oncology meeting.
A look at five biotech companies in the cancer market and their upcoming releases at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Juno Therapeutics faces a class action lawsuit alleging the company violated federal securities law pertaining to a patient death in a Phase II trial of its lead drug.
The Bay Area’s Secretive Adicet Bio Raises $51 Million and Buys Israel-based Applied Immune Technologies
January 27, 2016By Mark Terry, BioSpace.com Breaking News Staff Menlo Park, Calif.-based Adicet Bio, Inc. announced today that it had closed on a $51 million Series A financing round. The financing was led by OrbiMed and joined by Novartis Venture Fund and Pontifax. In addition, Adicet announced it had acquired Israeli company Applied Immune […]
As drugmakers including Novartis, Juno Therapeutics and Kite Pharma race to launch what may be the most effective treatments ever seen for leukemia and other blood cancers, they are grappling with how to make them widely available in a reliable and cost-efficient way. The new therapies, known as CAR T cells, are made by […]
European health regulators on Friday conditionally approved Amgen Inc’s rare blood cancer drug, Blincyto, which is one of the world’s most expensive cancer treatments. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December approved Blincyto for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), which has few treatment options once a patient has relapsed. Blincyto is a so-called bispecific antibody, […]