Posts tagged ovarian cancer
Mateon terminates ovarian cancer study, restructures

Mateon Therapeutics (OTCQX:MATN) terminated its Phase 2/3 FOCUS after a third scheduled interim analysis of CA4P in combination with bevacizumab (Avastin) and physician’s choice chemotherapy in patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer because of a clear efficacy signal.

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Leerink starts Mersana at OP

Leerink launched coverage of Mersana Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MRSN) with an “outperform” rating and $23 one-year price target, representing an approximate $500-million valuation. The stock closed at $14.05 on July 21.

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Leerink ups Immunogen to OP from MP

Leerink upgraded Immunogen (NASDAQ:IMGN) to “outperform” from “market perform” and raised its price target to $8 from $2 based on a “higher level of conviction” on lead asset, mirvetuximab soravtansine, providing an attractive risk/reward in context of the stock's current valuation. The stock closed at $3.24 on April 18.

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Soricimed publishes Phase 1 results of SOR-C13

Closely-held Soricimed Biopharma announced publication in the peer-reviewed journal, Investigational New Drugs, The Journal of New Anticancer Agents of its first-in-human Phase 1 study of SOR-C13, a TRPV6 calcium channel inhibitor, in patients with advanced solid tumors.

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Maxim ups Galena Biopharma price target to $4

Maxim Group raised its price target for Galena Biopharma (NASDAQ:GALE) to $4 from $1, saying the company has multiple programs moving forward, including NeuVax. The stock was quoted at $2.90 in afternoon trading on Dec. 2.

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FDA grants orphan drug status to Soricimed’s SOR-C13

The FDA has granted orphan drug designation to closely-held Soricimed Biopharma’s peptide, SOR-C13, for the treatment of pancreatic cancer, following a similar designation for ovarian cancer

In a statement, Paul Gunn, president and CEO of Soricimed, said receiving orphan drug status in both ovarian and pancreatic cancer highlights the unmet medical need and the potential of SOR-C13 to address these devastating cancers.

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Mateon collaborates with US Oncology Research

US Oncology Research will participate in Mateon Therapeutics’ (NASDAQ:MATN) FOCUS clinical trial in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.

In a statement, Dr. William Schwieterman, president and CEO of Mateon, said US Oncology Research is selective about the studies it participates in. “So we are pleased they recognize the importance of developing CA4P for women with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer,” he added.

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HCW analyst assumes coverage of Celsion

H.C. Wainwright analyst Swayampakula Ramakanth has assumed coverage of Celsion (NASDAQ:CLSN) with a “buy” rating and $3 price target. The stock closed at $1.30 on Monday.

Celsion has developed two cancer therapeutic platforms: LTSL for the delivery of chemotherapies and TheraPlas for the delivery of therapeutic DNA, RNA or proteins, both of which allow drugs to be delivered locally at high concentrations for greater therapeutic benefit and lower toxicity.

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Soricimed announces members of CAB

Closely-held Soricimed Biopharma has announced the members of its newly formed Clinical Advisory Board (CAB).

The CAB, comprising key thought leaders in the treatment of cancer and novel anti-cancer targets, will provide Soricimed with ongoing expert strategic guidance on the continued clinical development of its lead anti-cancer drug candidate, SOR-C13, and its preclinical oncology pipeline.

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