Tag Archives: Trial

Hot flushes got you down? A new trial may help

Hot flushes, night sweats, mood disturbances, aching and painful muscles, sexual problems and urinary issues – these are just some of the debilitating menopausal symptoms experienced by women. A new trial was launched this month in response to concerns rural women are not accessing effective treatments for these symptoms. It will allow women living in remote… Read More »

Merck's Keytruda hits the skids in pivotal trial, putting its liver cancer nod at risk

Merck & Co.’s immunotherapy Keytruda has been hitting its trial targets so often, it’s tempting to think it can’t miss. But it can—and Tuesday’s data in liver cancer proves it. In a pivotal study in patients with advanced hepatocellular cancer (HCC) who’d already been treated with another drug, Keytruda fell short of statistical significance on both its… Read More »

Gene therapy stocks plunge after poor trial data

(Reuters) – Shares of U.S. gene therapy companies sank on Thursday after drugs developed by two small firms failed to show promise in separate clinical trials, underscoring the challenges in an emerging, lucrative field of biotech. Experimental treatments developed by Sangamo Therapeutics Inc and Solid BioSciences did not show enough clinical benefit to patients in… Read More »