September 24 is World Cancer Research Day, dedicated to supporting the research and innovations that improve outcomes for cancer patients across the globe. So far this year, the FDA has approved ten novel anticancer therapies, for breast cancer, multiple myeloma, acute myeloid leukemia and more. 

While a particular target was not disclosed, PeptiDream CEO Patrick Reid said in a statement that the company hopes to “bring innovative first-in-class peptide radiopharmaceuticals to patients worldwide.” 

Beigene said on Tuesday it would regain rights to develop and sell its cancer drug globally from Swiss drugmaker Novartis after the companies mutually decided to end their licensing deal.

The New York-based company has been pressured by declining demand for two of its top drugs, the blood cancer treatment Revlimid and blood thinner Eliquis, which face generic competition.

Data released today by AstraZeneca from a late-stage trial combining its blockbuster cancer drug Tagrisso with chemotherapy to treat a type of lung cancer raises the bar for Johnson & Johnson’s rival treatment, analysts said.

The companies have started a collaboration worth up to $3.4 billion to develop a portfolio of degrader-antibody conjugates, a potentially new class of antibodies that selectively kill cancer cells.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has filed a case against Bristol Myers Squibb alleging the company conducted patent fraud to extend protections for its multiple myeloma drug Pomalyst.

Biotech Beam Therapeutics has dosed the first patient in a Phase I/II study of its base-edited CAR-T therapy in relapsed or refractory T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia/T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma.

Following a nearly decade-long effort, Delcath Systems finally won the FDA’s greenlight for its Hepzato Kit for the liver-directed treatment of adult patients with metastatic uveal melanoma.

Today the company announced that its breast cancer therapy in combination with Roche’s Kadcyla helped extend the time patients lived without their disease progressing in a late-stage trial.