The Indiana State Department of Health sent letters to 305,000 parents who haven’t vaccinated their children for a virus known to cause cervical cancer. Conservative groups have objected to what they call an intrusion into parenting decisions.
Immunocore Ltd., which this week achieved the biggest private fundraising by a European biotechnology firm in 10 years, plans to accelerate development of its cancer therapy using the money and seek expedited approval.
The drug, known as necitumumab, improved patients’ overall chances of survival, yet people taking the medicine also experienced more risk, Food and Drug Administration staff said in a report Tuesday.
In a new scoring system for oncology drugs, a leading group of U.S. cancer doctors awarded a zero for overall benefit to a regimen featuring Alimta, Eli Lilly and Co.’s top-selling product.
In a bid to get into the white-hot market for drugs that use the body’s immune system, Eli Lilly and Co. will spend $60 million to form a research partnership with Germany-based BioNTech.
Researchers at Purdue University, the Indiana University School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin discovered a combination of two currently available drugs significantly slowed the growth of late-stage prostate cancer tumors in mice.
With new cancer drugs priced as high as $10,000 a month, and insurers tightening payment rules, patients who thought they were well covered increasingly find themselves having to make life-altering decisions about what they can afford.
Endocyte Inc.’s stock fell more than 60 percent in early trading Friday after the drug it’s developing with Merck & Co.’s backing failed to help patients in a trial for ovarian cancer.
Now that Indiana-based Endocyte Inc.’s experimental cancer treatment is proving successful, the company may command a takeover bid at one of the industry’s highest premiums on record.
The stock price of Endocyte Inc. skyrocketed by as much as 130 percent Friday morning after the drug company got a thumbs up in Europe to market its first drug and received a new round of favorable clinical trial results.
Lawmakers' efforts to crack down on the use of Indiana tanning beds this year are part of a national push to limit young people's exposure to risks that include skin cancer.
The organizations which include Indianapolis-based Hoosier Oncology Group have no idea why an Evansville teacher chose them as beneficiaries.
If approved, the drug would be a potent boost to Lilly’s product portfolio. It would also mean a critical new therapy for a cancer that’s proven difficult to treat.
With volunteer leader Nancy Shepard at the helm, IWIN Foundation has distributed $875,000 in grants to breast cancer patients. Recipients have ranged in age from 18 to 90.
The departure of Dr. George Sledge likely will sap the breast cancer research program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center of about $500,000 in annual funding. But the program Sledge built over the past three decades mostly will remain intact.
Eli Lilly and Co. won a U.S. appeals court ruling that upholds the validity of a patent for the lung-cancer drug Alimta and blocks generic competition through 2017. Alimta generated $2.5 billion in sales last year.