Thursday, September 11, 2014
Stemline Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel oncology therapeutics, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) are collaborating to accelerate the development of SL-401 for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN), a rare hematological disorder with both leukemic and lymphomatous characteristics.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), a global voluntary health agency, is committing approximately $6 million to Valor Biotherapeutics, a joint venture of biotechnology companies ImmunGene and Caliber, to co-fund the completion of preclinical development, manufacturing and a phase I clinical trial for a novel fusion protein that may change the poor outcomes faced by many patients with indolent lymphomas who do not respond to standard therapy with rituximab.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has expanded the role of chief policy and advocacy officer Mark Velleca, M.D., Ph.D. Velleca, who has headed LLS’ Office of Public Policy in Washington, D.C., since early 2012, will now oversee the newly integrated patient advocacy, policy and programs department.
Constellation Pharmaceuticals, a Cambridge, Mass.-based biopharmaceutical company in the field of epigenetics, has entered into a strategic partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to advance the development of a novel BET inhibitor for the treatment of patients with hematologic malignancies.