Pharmaceutical Business News

Set Back for Pancreatic Cancer: CARRIE study did not meet primary or secondary endpoints

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage oncology company focused on biomarker-defined cancers, today announced top-line results from the CARRIE study, a randomized Phase 2 trial evaluating the addition of MM-141 (istiratumab) to standard-of-care treatment in patients with previously untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer and high serum levels of free Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1). The study did not […]

Alzheimers and Dementia Biomarkers

A New Clinical Trial for a Novel Brain Injury Biomarker

The challenge with diagnosing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition that shows up in the overwhelming majority of American football players and other athletes who frequently sustain injuries to the head, is that it can only be diagnosed through an autopsy. Researchers at Medicortex Finland Oy, are working on a diagnostic kit that could detect […]

cancer Cancer Discovery

Novel Mri Technique Distinguishes Healthy Prostate Tissue From Cancer Using Zinc

A novel MRI method that detects low levels of zinc ion can help distinguish healthy prostate tissue from cancer, UT Southwestern Medical Center radiologists have determined. Typical MRIs don’t reliably distinguish between zinc levels in healthy, malignant, and benign hyperplastic prostate tissue, so discovery of the technique could eventually prove useful as a biomarker to track […]