Roche's Ventana Medical Systems announced a companion diagnostic agreement centered around Astellas Pharma's cancer fighting ASP5878.
Roche snatched up genomics research outfit CAPP Medical to get its hands on the company's cancer detection platform, continuing its M&A streak and strengthening its foothold in cancer R&D.
Australia's reimbursement agency has lagged developed country counterparts in paying for newly approved new cancer therapies, highlighting problems at the tail end of a system that patients and industry complain is broken.
New Zealand researchers say they may have discovered a route for drugs to be more effective against genetic stomach and lobular breast cancers in their early stages.
Japan's Eisai sold the worldwide rights, excluding Japan, to Phase I/II cancer candidate EP-6438 to U.S.-based Epizyme for $40 million upfront, revising a 2011 agreement on discovery, development and commercialization of a therapy aimed at non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma and other cancers.
Amgen just announced the debut of the Neulasta Delivery Kit to automatically deliver the medication for infection prevention among cancer patients about 27 hours after chemotherapy, thereby ensuring compliance with the dosing instructions.
Vigilant Biosciences roped in $5.5 million in a Series B round to support development of its diagnostic system for the early detection of oral cancer, giving the company a boost as it eyes European and stateside approval for its product.
Pakistan's minister in charge of drug pricing confirmed at a news conference a new policy would reduce the costs of some drugs by as much as 30%, but said no changes would become effective before June 30, 2016.
Taiwan-based ACT Genomics raked in $8 million in the company's first private funding round, giving the company a boost as it looks to ramp up development for its molecular diagnostic cancer assays.
The board of directors at GlaxoSmithKline voted to approve the last phase of a three-part deal with Novartis, transferring GSK's cancer drug portfolio to Novartis Healthcare Pvt, its Indian arm. Distribution rights were ceded in exchange for acquiring the Swiss-based company's vaccines portfolio.