For the third part of the series on the AACR Previews, I wanted to switch directions and take a broad look at five completely different approaches in cancer research that we haven’t discussed on Biotech Strategy before and look at how they are doing and which ones might be promising going forward. Some of these scientific developments could potentially impact existing compounds in development.
Companies mentioned: Exelixis, Roche/Genentech, GSK, Clovis, AstraZeneca, Oncoethix
Compounds discussed: cobimetinib, DEDN6526A, ipatasertib, dabrafenib, trametinib, OTX015, JQ1, CO–1686, AZD9291
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The 2014 ASCO Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Symposium takes place in San Francisco from Jan 16-18 and is the second meeting in this year’s oncology conference calendar. GI cancers include oesophageal, gastric, colorectal and pancreatic cancers, as well as hepatocarcinoma or HCC (liver).
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This year, the topics that most caught my eye in the program were pancreatic and gastric cancers.
This post provides insights on the key studies that looked interesting to me at this event, based on the schedule available. The abstracts will be available on January 14th and can be accessed here.
Companies mentioned: Celgene, Lilly, Roche/Genentech, Aduro Biotech
Drugs mentioned: Abraxane, Gemzar, ramucirumab, Avastin, Herceptin, GVAX