Search Follow us

cancer

1 - 12 of 634
Sort by: popularity | newest
Page  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  11>>  of 53 | Next
Oryzon Genomics

Awaiting for eventful 2019

Outlook | Pharmaceutical & healthcare | 18 Jul 2018

The next year is shaping up to be transformative for Oryzon with two data readouts from Phase IIa trials with ORY-2001 in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and multiple sclerosis (MS). In addition, an innovative design basket trial with ORY-2001 in several neuropsychiatric disorders may also deliver first results next year. Oryzon is resuming the development of ORY-1001 in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). While Roche’s departure was a setback in 2017, the stars started to align again after the Biogen Abeta antibody data provided a much-needed boost for AD research industry and indirectly for Oryzon’s ORY-2001. Furthermore, a fundamental study published in Cell described the potential of LSD1 inhibition in immunooncology setting adding a new dimension to ORY-1001’s potential. We value Oryzon at EUR 328m or EUR 9.6/share (vs EUR 9.4/share).

VolitionRx

Shifts in US CRC screening; major catalysts in H2

Update | Pharmaceutical & healthcare | 18 Jul 2018

VolitionRx has broad R&D programme and expects to announce major milestones in the coming months, culminating with CE marking and launch of both colorectal cancer (CRC) triage and frontline screening tests in Europe, potentially in 2019. Other recent positive developments include a recommendation to reduce age to start CRC screening in the US and a new legislative initiative that could help increase reimbursement coverage in the US. Our valuation is $243m or $7.02 per share (vs $6.93 per share).

Basilea Pharmaceutica

Oncology product portfolio to drive future growth

Outlook | Pharmaceutical & healthcare | 16 Jul 2018

Basilea has successfully brought two anti-infective drugs to the market: Cresemba (severe mould infections) and Zevtera (bacterial infections). With the commercialisation of both assets largely in the hands of partners and Zevtera’s Phase III US clinical programme underway, we turn our focus to the next pillar of growth, the oncology portfolio. The recent deal with ArQule (in-licensing of Phase II product, derazantinib) means Basilea now has three diversified, early/mid-stage clinical assets targeting cancer resistance in its portfolio offering. We value Basilea at CHF119/share.

MagForce

NanoTherm US prostate cancer trial initiates

Update | Pharmaceutical & healthcare | 04 Jul 2018

MagForce has announced the enrolment of the first patient in its pivotal clinical trial evaluating NanoTherm focal ablation therapy in the US for prostate cancer. The trial started as expected in Q218 and further patient recruitment is underway at the two clinical sites (CHRISTUS Santa Rosa and the University of Washington). Prostate cancer presents a significant market opportunity in the US (representing ~60% of our rNPV) and makes sense strategically as a first US indication.

Oncology Venture

PARP inhibitor Phase II study initiates

Update | Pharmaceutical & healthcare | 02 Jul 2018

Oncology Venture (OV) recently announced the initiation of its open-label Phase II study of 2X-121, a dual PARP-1/2 and TNKS-1/2 inhibitor, as a single agent in patients with metastatic breast cancer (mBC). The first patient, selected by OV’s 2X-121 drug response predictor (DRP) mRNA biomarker, was dosed in late June 2018. Also, OV announced that its impending merger with the Medical Prognosis Institute (MPI) will happen in September 2018. OV shareholders will own 51% of the new company.

Celyad

Developing a sophisticated clinical strategy

Update | Pharmaceutical & healthcare | 21 Jun 2018

Celyad has reached the potentially crucial three billion natural killer receptor (NKR) CAR T-cell dose (CYAD-01) in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) with the first patient showing no signs of toxicity. If responses are seen in several patients, an expansion phase could start; a strong response was seen in November at the 300 million cell dose. Interim data are promised by Celyad in late 2018, probably at ASH. There are now several studies running or starting including using two courses of CYAD-01 in AML (after an initial response), evaluation of conditioning therapy with AML and combinations of CYAD-01 with chemotherapy in colorectal cancer. The indicative value remains at EUR 1,040m, EUR 84 per share.

Targovax

FOLFIRINOX sets bar in pancreatic cancer high

Update | Pharmaceutical & healthcare | 13 Jun 2018

On 12 June, Targovax announced a strategic decision to move away from developing TG01, a neoantigen cancer vaccine for resected pancreatic cancer after new data with FOLFIRINOX set the bar for overall survival too high. With median overall survival of resected pancreatic cancer patients approaching five years, such a long clinical trial is beyond the capabilities of a relatively small biotech company, according to Targovax. We have removed pancreatic cancer from our valuation, which is now NOK1.31bn or NOK24.9/share (vs NOK33.8/share previously).

Cantargia

Tackling tumour promoting inflammation

Initiation | Pharmaceutical & healthcare | 07 Jun 2018

With its IL1-RAP inhibitor technology, Cantargia tackles tumour-promoting inflammation by targeting IL-1 signalling pathway. Moreover, lead asset CAN04, a fully humanized antibody, causes cancer cell death by an established mechanism ADCC. This dual mechanism action and the potential ability to harness the immunes system to fight cancer makes Cantargia an interesting immunoncology play, in our view. Recent Novartis data publication from its six-year Phase III cardiovascular outcomes study in heart attack patients with canakinumab (direct IL-1 β inhibitor) provides some validation to Cantargia’s plans, as it unexpectedly showed that the drug reduced lung cancer incidence and mortality. Our valuation of Cantargia is SEK1.64bn or SEK24.8/share.

ASLAN Pharmaceuticals

Additional clinical support for varlitinib

Update | Pharmaceutical & healthcare | 07 Jun 2018

ASLAN presented data at ASCO from a Phase Ib dosing study examining varlitinib in combination with carboplatin, paclitaxel and Herceptin. Patients were enrolled across a range of cancers, but the majority (20/37) were HER2+ metastatic breast cancer patients. The drug demonstrated efficacy across the study and the addition of Herceptin at the optimal dose did not induce toxicity, suggesting the potential of future combinations.

Hutchison China MediTech

Jewels in the crown

ADR Outlook | Pharmaceutical & healthcare | 01 Jun 2018

Key near-term value drivers include newsflow from partnered assets savolitinib (AZN globally) and fruquintinib (LLY in China). By year end, we anticipate the China FDA to approve fruquintinib (3L CRC). The molecular epidemiology study (MES) data on savolitinib in PRCC could support a US NDA submission (possible breakthrough therapy designation, BTD). Both products have blockbuster potential; as combination therapies in cancer drive overall uptake of targeted therapies. Beyond this we expect progression in Hutchison China MediTech's (HCM) wholly owned late stage oncology assets to reach value inflection points over the next few years. We have extensively reviewed our financial forecasts and increase our valuation to $47.9/ADS or $6.4bn.

Hutchison China MediTech

Jewels in the crown

Outlook | Pharmaceutical & healthcare | 31 May 2018

Key near-term value drivers include newsflow from partnered assets savolitinib (AZN globally) and fruquintinib (LLY in China). By year end, we anticipate the China FDA to approve fruquintinib (3L CRC). The molecular epidemiology study (MES) data on savolitinib in PRCC could support a US NDA submission (possible breakthrough therapy designation, BTD). Both products have blockbuster potential; as combination therapies in cancer drive overall uptake of targeted therapies. Beyond this we expect progression in Hutchison China MediTech’s (HCM) wholly owned late stage oncology assets to reach value inflection points over the next few years. We have extensively reviewed our financial forecasts and increase our valuation to GBP 71.0/share or $6.4bn.

Celyad

Progressing a broad clinical strategy

Update | Pharmaceutical & healthcare | 30 May 2018

The placing has given Celyad a cash boost of EUR 46.1m gross adding to the EUR 34m on 31 December 2017. Celyad is designing a set of sophisticated clinical trials to expand understanding of its novel NKR CAR T-cell therapy. The THINK study, focused on AML and colorectal cancers, showed a near complete response (CR) in AML in Q417 plus two other AML responses and two colorectal stable disease cases. The highest THINK dose range should complete in H218. The SHRINK study, NKR CAR T-cells plus chemotherapy in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), has dosed its first patient. The indicative value has been adjusted to EUR 1040m, EUR 85 per share.