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Dendreon Picks Bishop as COO

Congratulations are in order for Hans Bishop, one of our 2009 emerging leaders. Dendreon just announced that it appointed Bishop chief operating officer in charge of the pending launch of the prostate cancer treatment Provenge. “Hans’ extensive and successful global commercial experience will add tremendous value to Dendreon’s already strong executive team as we prepare […]
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Q&A with Steven Paul: Lilly’s New Development Plan

Last week, Lilly announced a major restructuring plan focused around the creation of one Developmental Center of Excellence and several individual business units. The media (Pharm Exec included) focused on the news that 5,500 jobs were being cut as part of the plan. This week, we’re talking to Lilly to find out what the company’s […]
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FDA Strengthens Warnings on TNF Inhibitors

On Tuesday, FDA announced that makers of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers must change their labels to include boxed warnings for “increased risk of lymphoma and other malignancies in children and adolescents.” That’s in addition to the current box warning that the drugs might lead to cancer. TNF blockers (or inhibitors) are used to reduce […]
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Avastin Gets Green Light for Use in Kidney Cancer

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Score another win for Genentech and its cancer treatment Avastin (bevacizumab). On Monday, the biotech giant, now owned entirely by Roche, announced that FDA has approved the drug for kidney cancer. Avastin blocks new blood vessels from forming and supplying tumors with the nutrients they need to grow and […]
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Latest News from ASCO: Winners, Losers, and Also Rans

Image via Wikipedia Due to pharma’s voluntary moratorium on doling out totefuls of freebies and all the lattes you can swallow, thousands of docs, researchers, and reporters had only their sleep-deprived selves to carry from data dump to data dump at this week’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual confab in Orlando, Florida. Some […]
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