Weekend of Cancer and Ocology Data at AACR; semi-preview for ASCO (ALTH, AMGN, ARIA, ARRY, AZN, BIIB, CELG, CRIS, IMMU, IMGN, INFI, MEDX, MNTA, ONCY, PFE, PCYC, SUPG, TELK, THLD)
This weekend will kick off a rather important oncology meeting, and it has a chance of setting the expectations for the highly anticipated ACSO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) annual meeting next month. The American Association for Cancer Research Meeting will take place in Denver, CO. and many of the smaller and larger cancer and disease biotech and drug companies will be presenting data. Amazingly enough, this will be the 100th annual meeting.
Allos Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTH) will present data from an in vitro study examining the potency of pralatrexate in colon, breast, ovarian, lung, prostate, and head and neck cancer cell lines.
Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) had industry news earlier this week about its experimental drug called AMG 479 shows promise against pancreatic cancer. Amgen will also be presenting lung cancer data.
ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) will offer new preclinical data on deforolimus, its investigational mTOR inhibitor, AP24534, its investigational multi-targeted kinase inhibitor, and its investigational anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor.
Array BioPharma, Inc. (ARRY) has eighteen abstracts being presented at the meeting and will disclose findings in 7 new anti-cancer programs. Lung and colon cancer data are in these presentations.