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FDA gives Argos green light for kidney cancer immunotherapy

The FDA approved Argos Therapeutics' a revised Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) for its Phase III clinical study of AGS-003 for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma, or kidney cancer.

Bristol-Myers claims ASCO spotlight with promising PD-1 drug data

Bristol-Myers Squibb was out early Saturday with positive data on BMS-936558, its anti-PD-1 drug obtained in its buyout of Medarex.

UPDATED: ASCO abstracts reveal added appeal for key cancer drug prospects

The avalanche of ASCO abstracts last night triggered a flurry of news reports about the most notable new data on experimental therapies to be revealed ahead of next month's big meeting in Chicago.

UPDATED: Aveo shares sink on weak PhIII face-off with Nexavar

Aiming at a regulatory filing for the experimental kidney cancer drug tivozanib later this year, Aveo Pharmaceuticals ($AVEO) unveiled a slate of late-stage data this morning designed to help build

Researchers decode some kidney cancer secrets

Knowing your enemy helps to defeat it. Researchers at the Van Andel Research Institute in Michigan kept that in mind with two separate studies that have helped unlock some secrets of certain kidney

'Smart bombs' deliver kidney cancer medication

Researchers at the Society of Nuclear Medicine in San Antonio, TX, are zapping kidney cancer cells with "smart bombs" made of a new form of radioimmunotherapy that zeroes in on antigens associated

'Synthetic lethality' strategy promising for kidney cancer

Stanford University researcher Amato Giacci has been working on a new approach to killing cancer cells called synthetic lethality. His lab has been seeking small molecules that target renal cells

NICE rejects kidney cancer meds, again

Another victory for Pfizer in the U.K. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence once again decided against three kidney cancer drugs, leaving Pfizer's Sutent as the only cutting-edge

Avastin gets another FDA nod

Roche's Avastin got FDA approval for the most common type of kidney cancer, based on a study showing that patients on the drug in combination with intereron alpha lived nearly twice as long without

Novartis wins FDA approval for cancer blockbuster

The FDA has approved Novartis' Afinitor (everolimus) to treat the most common kind of kidney cancer. And analysts predict that the drug is on track to become a blockbuster, with new approvals for