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Geron mit Hammernews!! - Die letzten 30 Beiträge


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Linke Tasche, rechte Tasche, da gehen wohl einige Aktien zu einem anderen Fond!
Geron (Delaware) | 1,500 $
Seltsamer Handel heute. Den ganzen Tag zw. 1,49 und 1,50 bei relativ hohem Volumen (2 Mio.)...🧐
Geron (Delaware) | 1,490 $
Geron Announces Fast Track Designation Granted to Imetelstat for Relapsed/Refractory Myelofibrosis
GlobeNewswire•September 30, 2019

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Geron Corporation (GERN) today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to imetelstat for the treatment of adult patients with Intermediate-2 or High-risk myelofibrosis (MF) whose disease has relapsed after or is refractory to janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor treatment, or relapsed/refractory MF. The Fast Track designation includes patients with primary MF and MF developed after essential thrombocythemia or polycythemia vera. This is the same patient population that was studied in Geron’s IMbark Phase 2 clinical trial. There are currently no marketed drugs specifically approved for relapsed/refractory MF, representing a significant unmet medical need. Geron plans to conduct an End of Phase 2 meeting with the FDA by the end of the first quarter of 2020 to determine if there is a regulatory path forward for imetelstat in relapsed/refractory MF.

The FDA's Fast Track Program is designed to facilitate the development and expedite the review of new drugs that are intended to treat serious conditions and supported by data that demonstrate the potential to address an unmet medical need. Fast Track designation provides opportunities for frequent interactions with FDA review staff, including meetings to discuss the drug's development plan and to ensure the collection of appropriate data needed to support approval. Through the Fast Track Program, a product candidate may be eligible for priority review, if supported by the clinical data, and for the ability to submit completed sections of a New Drug Application (NDA) on a rolling basis as data become available prior to completion of the full application.

About Myelofibrosis

Myelofibrosis (MF), a type of myeloproliferative neoplasm, is a chronic blood cancer in which abnormal or malignant precursor cells in the bone marrow proliferate rapidly, causing scar tissue to form (fibrosis). As a result, normal blood production in the bone marrow is impaired and may shift to other organs, such as the spleen and liver, which can cause them to enlarge substantially. People with MF may have abnormally low or high numbers of red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets in the blood or bone marrow. MF patients can also suffer from debilitating constitutional symptoms, such as fever, weight loss, night sweats, and itching (pruritus). MF patients have shortened survival, and their disease may transform to acute myeloid leukemia.

The number of people living with MF in the United States is estimated at 13,000 patients, with approximately 3,000 new cases diagnosed each year. There are currently only two drugs approved by the FDA for treating MF patients. The most widely used drug therapy for MF has a discontinuation rate of 75% after five years of treatment. Once patients discontinue treatment with this drug due to failure or lack of response, there are no specifically approved therapies, and the median overall survival for these MF patients is approximately 14 to 16 months, representing a significant unmet medical need.

About IMbark

IMbark is a Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate two starting dose levels of imetelstat (either 4.7 mg/kg or 9.4 mg/kg administered by intravenous infusion every three weeks) in patients with Intermediate-2 or High-risk MF who have relapsed after or are refractory to prior treatment with a JAK inhibitor. The co-primary efficacy endpoints for the trial are spleen response rate and symptom response rate. Key secondary endpoints are safety and overall survival. IMbark is closed to new patient enrollment.


About Imetelstat

Imetelstat is a novel, first-in-class telomerase inhibitor exclusively owned by Geron and being developed in hematologic myeloid malignancies. Early clinical data suggest imetelstat may have disease-modifying activity through the suppression of malignant progenitor cell clone proliferation, which allows potential recovery of normal hematopoiesis. Ongoing clinical studies of imetelstat consist of IMerge, a Phase 2/3 trial in lower risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and IMbark, a Phase 2 trial in Intermediate-2 or High-risk myelofibrosis (MF). Imetelstat has been granted Fast Track designation by the United States Food and Drug Administration for both the treatment of patients with non-del(5q) lower risk MDS who are refractory or resistant to an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent and for patients with Intermediate-2 or High-risk MF whose disease has relapsed after or is refractory to janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor treatment.
Geron (Delaware) | 1,382 €
Stimmt, aber die Meldung zeigt dass Geron mit Imetelstat ein heißes Eisen im Feuer hat und weltweit alle Rechte besitzt, interessant könnte auch die Sitzung in Q1 2020 mit der FDA sein, da es eine vorzeitige Zulassung für diese Zielgruppe geben könnte, dann wären wir wieder Zweistellig!
Geron (Delaware) | 1,382 €
Ich wäre auch erst mal froh über 2 zu sein. Der richtige Knall kommt erst mit Zulassung.
Geron (Delaware) | 1,400 €
Top Meldung, könnte bald wieder bei US Dollar 6 stehen!
Geron (Delaware) | 1,330 $
Fein 👌

Sollte dann problemlos die nächsten Monate Richtung 2$ marschieren...

Immerhin noch 40 Mio. Aktien leerverkauft, werden sich wohl ein paar eindecken müssen...😏
Geron (Delaware) | 1,330 $
Macht sich gut die letzten Tage über. 💪

Falls die 1,60$ nachhaltig überwunden werden, sollte es Richtung 1,80$ - 2$ gehen...
Geron (Delaware) | 1,580 $
Zeit für einen größeren Sprung.
Geron (Delaware) | 1,246 €
Punkt 10 hinfällig, Janssen ist seit letztem Jahr raus!
Geron (Delaware) | 1,390 $
Ich darf mich mal aus dem Nachbarforum bedienen, warum Geron derzeit kaufenswert ist...😉

1) Imetelstat­ offiziell in Phase III
2) Keine Schulden
3) 100% iges Eigentum an Imet und eine Schatztruh­e an Patenten.
4) Bestes Bring-to-M­arket-Team­ an Ort und Stelle
5) FDA-Fast-T­rack-Statu­s
6) FDA-Orphan­-Drug-Stat­us
7) Die Phase-3-Tr­ansformati­onsstudie von GERN hat eine 90-prozent­ige Chance auf FDA-Zulass­ung, da wir über einen Fast-Track­- und Orphan-Dru­g-Status verfügen.
8) GERN hat 162,3 Mio. USD in bar bei der Bank.
9) GERN verfügt über Steuerguts­chriften in Höhe von über 1 Milliarde US-Dollar.­
10) Es hat sich gezeigt, dass GERNs Medikament­ Imetelstat­ in Kombinatio­n mit dem Medikament­ Venetolax AML in Tierversuc­hen heilt.
11) GERN hat einen zweiten Vertrag mit JNJ / Janssen mit Meilenstei­nzahlungen­ in Höhe von 75 Mio. USD plus Lizenzgebü­hren abgeschlos­sen.
12) GERN auch ein Deal mit BTX

Charttechn­ische :Tasse und Henkel Formation ?Vielleich­t ?
Geron (Delaware) | 1,390 $
Neues Buy-Rating Kursziel 4$ (Cantor Fitzgerald).
Geron (Delaware) | 1,430 $
Kleiner Nachtrag: charttechnisch könnte es im 1-Jahres-Chart eine schöne W-Formation geben...
Geron (Delaware) | 1,380 $
Na immerhin mal 20% Plus in der Woche mit der Meldung geschafft...

Wobei ich skeptisch bin, meinen EK von ca. 3 Euro in naher Zukunft zu sehen...🙄

Was ist eure Meinung zu dem Wert, falls hier noch jemand investiert ist?
Geron (Delaware) | 1,370 $
Nach 29 Jahren die erste Phase 3
Geron (Delaware) | 1,240 $
Geron Provides Imetelstat Program Update
GlobeNewswire•May 16, 2019

Conference Call Scheduled for 9:00 a.m. ET today

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Geron Corporation (GERN) today provided an update to its 2019 corporate objectives for the imetelstat program.

“2019 is off to a good start with the imetelstat IND transfer now complete, enabling us to move forward with the planned opening of the Phase 3 clinical trial in lower risk myelodysplastic syndromes for screening and enrollment, which we continue to expect by mid-year 2019,” said John A. Scarlett, M.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our new development team has refined our regulatory strategies for myelofibrosis, which we plan to discuss at an End of Phase 2 meeting with the FDA by the end of the first quarter of 2020. We will be performing analyses to support these strategies, and we believe the results of these analyses will enhance the potential of determining a timely and cost-effective regulatory strategy for imetelstat in relapsed/refractory myelofibrosis.”

Imetelstat IND Sponsorship Transfer to Geron

As of May 14, 2019, Geron assumed the imetelstat investigational new drug (IND) sponsorship from Janssen. With the IND transfer complete, Geron is proceeding with start-up activities for the Phase 3 portion of IMerge and continues to expect the Phase 3 portion of IMerge to be open for screening and enrollment by mid-year. Geron expects to complete the transition of the imetelstat program by the end of the third quarter of 2019, including assuming the remaining non-clinical, manufacturing, and ex-U.S. clinical operational responsibilities from Janssen.

Planned Phase 3 Portion of IMerge Expected to Open Mid-Year

IMerge is a two-part clinical trial of imetelstat in transfusion dependent patients with Low or Intermediate-1 risk myelodysplastic syndromes (lower risk MDS). The second part of IMerge is designed as a Phase 3 double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial in approximately 170 patients, which will evaluate imetelstat in transfusion dependent patients with non-del(5q) lower risk MDS who have relapsed after or are refractory to prior treatment with an erythropoiesis stimulating agent (ESA) and have not received treatment with either a hypomethylating agent (HMA) or lenalidomide. The Company expects the trial to be conducted at multiple medical centers globally, including North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

In preparation for the Phase 3 portion of IMerge and other potential future clinical trials of imetelstat, Geron is purchasing inventories of drug substance, drug product and raw materials for imetelstat manufacturing from Janssen. The Company expects this inventory to be sufficient to supply the Phase 3 portion of IMerge, as well as initial supply for potential future clinical trials of imetelstat in other indications. In addition, Geron is re-establishing its drug manufacturing supply chain and expects to have engaged all necessary contract manufacturing vendors by the end of the third quarter.

Planning End of Phase 2 Meeting for Relapsed/Refractory Myelofibrosis (MF)

Geron is revising its objective to communicate a decision regarding late-stage development in relapsed/refractory myelofibrosis (MF) by the end of the third quarter of 2019. This revision is based on recently refined strategies for potential regulatory approval proposed by the Company’s new development team, as well as the time required to perform analyses necessary to support these strategies for discussions with regulatory authorities. The Company believes the results of these analyses will enhance the potential for reaching agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a timely and cost-effective regulatory strategy for imetelstat in relapsed/refractory MF.

The Company now plans to conduct an End of Phase 2 (EOP2) meeting with the FDA by the end of the first quarter of 2020. Subsequent to this meeting, the Company expects to provide a decision regarding late-stage development of imetelstat in relapsed/refractory MF.

Building a Robust Internal Development Team

Since the beginning of the year, Geron has recruited senior leadership with extensive oncology and drug development experience in key functional areas for its development team. In addition, several new hires with prior experience with the imetelstat program have recently joined the Company. The Company’s successful recruiting efforts are building internal capabilities and leadership in clinical operations, clinical sciences and development, translational research, biostatistics, pharmacovigilance and drug safety, quality, regulatory and manufacturing.

This growing internal expertise will support the Company’s current and future development plans, including the planned opening of the Phase 3 portion of IMerge for screening and enrollment, and evaluating potential additional indications for imetelstat, as well as the ability to evaluate other hematology-oncology assets to expand the Company’s pipeline in the future.

Revised 2019 Financial Guidance

For fiscal year 2019, the Company has increased its total operating expense guidance to a range from $80 to $85 million, of which approximately $20 to $25 million represents one-time costs. The projected increase from the Company’s prior total operating expense guidance primarily reflects the purchase of additional inventories of drug substance, drug product and raw materials for imetelstat manufacturing from Janssen in 2019 of approximately $10 million, and expected higher clinical operational costs of approximately $5 million.

As of May 15, 2019, the Company has 31 employees, and now plans to grow to a total of approximately 45 to 50 employees by year-end 2019, of whom half will be research and development personnel.

Current Ongoing Clinical Trials of Imetelstat

Patients currently enrolled in ongoing imetelstat clinical trials will continue to be supported through the respective trial protocols, including treatment and follow-up.

Phase 2 Portion of IMerge

The first part of IMerge was designed as a Phase 2, open label, single arm study to assess the efficacy and safety of imetelstat. The primary efficacy endpoint is 8-week RBC-TI rate, which is defined as the proportion of patients achieving red blood cell transfusion independence during any consecutive eight weeks since entry into the trial. Key secondary endpoints include the rate of RBC-TI lasting at least 24 weeks, or 24-week RBC-TI rate, and the rate of hematologic improvement-erythroid (HI-E), defined as a reduction of at least four units of RBC transfusions over eight weeks compared with the prior RBC transfusion burden. To be eligible for the Phase 2 or Phase 3 portion of IMerge, patients are required to be transfusion dependent, defined as requiring at least four units of packed RBCs over an eight-week period during the 16 weeks before entry into the trial. The Phase 2 portion of IMerge is closed to new patient enrollment.

As reported at the American Society of Hematology Meeting in December 2018, the 8-week RBC-TI rate in a combined cohort of 38 patients in the Phase 2 portion of IMerge was 37% (14/38) using a clinical data cut-off date of October 26, 2018. Based on the most recent clinical cut-off date, used to prepare the IMerge clinical data for the transition of the imetelstat program, the confirmed 8-week RBC-TI rate in the combined cohort is 42% (16/38).

IMbark

IMbark was designed as a Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate two starting dose levels of imetelstat (either 4.7 mg/kg or 9.4 mg/kg administered by intravenous infusion every three weeks) in patients with Intermediate-2 or High-risk MF who have relapsed after or are refractory to prior treatment with a janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor. The co-primary efficacy endpoints for the trial are spleen response rate and symptom response rate. Key secondary endpoints are safety and overall survival (OS). IMbark is closed to new patient enrollment.

As reported at the American Society of Hematology Meeting in December 2018, the median OS in the 9.4 mg/kg dosing arm of IMbark was 29.9 months using a data cut-off date of October 22, 2018. Based on the most recent clinical cut-off date, used to prepare the IMbark clinical data for the transition of the imetelstat program, the median OS in the 9.4 mg/kg dosing arm is 28.1 months.

Conference Call

Geron will host a conference call to discuss the imetelstat program update at 9:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 16, 2019, which will also include a discussion of future presentations of imetelstat clinical data.

Participants may access the conference call live via telephone by dialing domestically +1 (877) 303-9139 or internationally +1 (760) 536-5195. The conference ID is 1264477. A live, listen-only webcast will also be available on the Company’s website at www.geron.com/investors/events. If you are unable to listen to the live call, an archived webcast will be available on the Company’s website for 30 days.

About Imetelstat

Imetelstat is a novel, first-in-class telomerase inhibitor exclusively owned by Geron and being developed in hematologic myeloid malignancies. Early clinical data suggest imetelstat may have disease-modifying activity through the suppression of malignant progenitor cell clone proliferation, which allows potential recovery of normal hematopoiesis. Ongoing clinical studies of imetelstat include a Phase 2/3 trial, called IMerge, in lower risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and a Phase 2 trial, called IMbark, in Intermediate-2 or High-risk myelofibrosis. Imetelstat has been granted Fast Track designation by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of patients with transfusion-dependent anemia due to lower risk MDS who are non-del(5q) and refractory or resistant to an erythroid stimulating agent.

About Geron

Geron is a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and potential commercialization of a first-in-class telomerase inhibitor, imetelstat, in hematologic myeloid malignancies. For more information about Geron, visit www.geron.com.

Use of Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such statements, include, without limitation, those regarding: (i) that patient screening and enrollment for the Phase 3 portion of IMerge will be open by mid-year 2019; (ii) that the imetelstat program transition will be complete by the end of the third quarter of 2019; (iii) that the Phase 3 portion of IMerge will be conducted at multiple medical centers globally; (iv) that the inventory being purchased from Janssen will be sufficient to supply the Phase 3 portion of IMerge and initial supply for potential future clinical trials of imetelstat; (v) that Geron expects to have engaged all necessary contract manufacturing vendors by the end of the third quarter 2019; (vi) that Geron will conduct an EOP2 meeting with the FDA regarding relapsed/refractory MF by the end of the first quarter of 2020 and subsequently will provide its decision regarding late-stage development of imetelstat for that indication; (vii) Geron’s belief that the results of the analyses to support strategies for potential regulatory approval will enhance the potential for reaching agreement with the FDA on a timely and cost-effective regulatory strategy for imetelstat in relapsed/refractory MF; (viii) that the Company’s total operating expenses will be $80 to $85 million in 2019, and other financial projections and expectations; (ix) that the Company will grow to a total of 45 to 50 employees by year-end 2019; (x) that Geron’s growing internal expertise will support its current and future development plans; (xi) that Geron has the ability to evaluate potential additional indications for imetelstat and other hematology-oncology assets to expand its pipeline in the future; (xii) that imetelstat may have disease-modifying activity; and (xiii) other statements that are not historical facts, constitute forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties, include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties related to: (i) whether the Company overcomes all the: (a) challenges of completing the transition of the imetelstat program from Janssen, and (b) clinical safety and efficacy, technical, scientific, manufacturing and regulatory challenges to enable the screening and enrollment of the Phase 3 portion of IMerge to open by mid-year 2019; (ii) whether regulatory authorities permit the further development of imetelstat on a timely basis, or at all, without any clinical holds; (iii) whether imetelstat is safe and efficacious, and whether any future efficacy or safety results may cause the benefit-risk profile of imetelstat to become unacceptable; (iv) whether the transition of the imetelstat program to the Company can be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2019; (v) whether Geron can re-establish the imetelstat manufacturing supply chain; (vi) whether the inventory being purchased from Janssen is sufficient to supply the Phase 3 portion of IMerge and initial supply for potential future clinical trials of imetelstat; (vii) whether Geron is able to perform the analyses and complete the required activities in order to conduct an EOP2 meeting by the end of the first quarter of 2020; (viii) whether the results of the analyses will be sufficient to enable Geron to reach agreement with the FDA on a timely and cost-effective regulatory strategy, and to make a decision, regarding late-stage development in relapsed/refractory MF; (ix) the need for future capital; (x) whether Geron is successful in engaging all necessary contract manufacturing vendors by the end of the third quarter 2019; (xi) whether Geron has underestimated its 2019 operating expenses or has not anticipated contingencies that may require more expenditures; (xii) whether Geron is able to hire the additional personnel to grow to 45 to 50 employees by the end of the year; (xiii) Geron’s potential inability to successfully retain or recruit key personnel to support its current and future development plans or to otherwise successfully manage its growth; and (xiv) whether imetelstat demonstrates disease-modifying activity. Additional information on the above risks and uncertainties and additional risks, uncertainties and factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are contained in Geron’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the heading “Risk Factors,” including Geron’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made, and the facts and assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements may change. Except as required by law, Geron disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future information, events or circumstances.

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Dr. Azra Raza: “So, I don’t think the high cost of the drug in general right now for me at least it’s a big issue. We can find those patients. And I do think that once the drug gets approved then everyone will be using this upfront. It’s not like we happily use lenalidomide or HMA in that group”.
“Now the key efficacy outcomes, of course, we are interested in transfusion independence. So, if you look at all the patients, all the treated patients, 12 achieved transfusion independence for a total response rate of 38%. Interestingly, patients who had not received these two FDA approved drugs, and had non-deletion 5q MDS, the response rate is much higher, 54%”.:D “This is the waterfall plot of the longest transfusion free interval. And what it shows you basically is that these are patients, who have already gone almost to 80 weeks of being transfusion independent. Whenever we see a response lasting up for a while, that means the drug must be working at a more clonal stem cell level rather than just protecting the cells from dying”. “The median duration of transfusion independence is now heading to 2 years”.:eek:
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3 Cancer Treatment Stocks to Buy in April
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George Budwell, Keith Speights, and Sean Williams, The Motley Fool
,Motley Fool•April 20, 2019

Cancer drug sales are on track to eclipse the $200 billion mark early in the next decade, thanks to an innovation bonanza that's transformed oncology into the fastest-growing segment across the entire pharmaceutical industry. Specifically, a recent report by EvaluatePharma estimated that global cancer drug sales will rise at a blistering compound annual growth rate of 12% over the next five years.

With this double-digit growth trend in mind, we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors which cancer treatment stocks they think are worth buying this month. They picked Geron (NASDAQ: GERN), AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), and Exelixis (NASDAQ: EXEL). Here's why.
Cancerous cells floating in plasma.
Cancerous cells floating in plasma.

Image source: Getty Images.
A path forward

George Budwell (Geron): Small-cap cancer companies normally aren't even worth considering as investing vehicles. Developing cancer treatments is prohibitively expensive after all. Geron, however, isn't your typical small-cap cancer play.

The brief rundown is that Geron is developing a first-in-class telomerase inhibitor, imetelstat, for patients afflicted with a blood-based malignancy known as lower risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Per the company's latest update, the drug's pivotal trial for MDS should commence by the middle of this year. So, depending on how quickly enrollment goes, Geron might be able to file for imetelstat's regulatory approval as early as mid-2021.

Why is Geron worth a deeper dive? Imetelstat's MDS indication represents an enormous commercial opportunity for the company. While the entrance of potential competitors like Acceleron Pharma and Celgene's luspatercept has muddied the waters from a commercial standpoint, Geron's management still believes that imetelstat could generate sales in excess of $500 million in the MDS setting. That's a sizable payday for a company with a sub-$340 million cap at the time of writing.

What's the risk? With less than $182 million remaining in cash, Geron is probably going to have to raise capital at some point during imetelstat's late-stage development. The bright side is that Geron's share price has been bolting higher heading into the start of imetelstat's late-stage MDS trial, and this upward trend should continue based on the magnitude of this commercial opportunity. Therefore, risk-tolerant investors might to take a flier on this deeply undervalued cancer stock this month.

A growing oncology franchise

Keith Speights (AbbVie): Yes, AbbVie is best known for immunology rather than oncology. That's understandable for a company that claims the world's top-selling drug, Humira, which treats a wide range of autoimmune diseases. But AbbVie is steadily becoming a force to be reckoned with in cancer treatment.

The company's No. 2 product, Imbruvica, is already a major success. AbbVie thinks the drug will generate peak annual sales of around $7 billion in the future. Imbruvica is already more than halfway there, raking in nearly $3.6 billion last year. AbbVie also has a fast-rising star with leukemia drug Venclexta.

When asked at the Cowen Healthcare Conference in March what investors are missing about AbbVie, the company's president, Michael Severino, listed the strength of AbbVie's early-stage pipeline near the top of the list. Several promising cancer drugs are in that early-stage pipeline, and Severino expects solid progress for these drugs in the next few years.

Of course, we have to work immunology into any conversation about AbbVie. Although Humira faces biosimilar competition in Europe, the drug remains strong in the U.S. and will likely continue to dominate for several more years. In the meantime, AbbVie expects approvals this year for two new drugs that could take the baton from Humira: risankizumab and upadacitinib.

AbbVie currently trades at only 8.5 times expected earnings. With a dividend yield north of 5% on top of this bargain valuation, I think AbbVie is a great cancer treatment stock to buy in April.
The top value stock among cancer drug developers

Sean Williams (Exelixis): Although big pharma is often viewed as the smartest way for investors to take advantage of novel cancer treatments, my preference among cancer stocks has been the same for years: midcap biotech Exelixis.

Admittedly, Exelixis isn't particularly diversified, which is usually a red flag for pharma and biotech investors. But Exelixis' bread-and-butter drug has delivered multiple label expansions, has additional indication opportunities, and has made Exelixis one of the cheapest growth stocks you can buy in the entire healthcare sector.

Exelixis' Cabometyx was first approved in April 2016, following positive data from the Meteor trial, as a second-line treatment for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). It was the first therapy to deliver a "trifecta" in treating advanced RCC patients. In other words, it provided a statistically significant improvement in objective response rate, progression-free survival, and median overall survival.

In December 2017, following impressive data in the midstage Cabosun study, Cabometyx's label was expanded to include first-line treatment for advanced RCC patients. Rather than trailing Bristol-Myers Squibb's (NYSE: BMY) immunotherapy Opdivo, which it did in second-line RCC, Cabometyx beat Opdivo to the punch in first-line RCC.

And most recently, Cabometyx got the green light from the Food and Drug Administration in patients with previously treated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) following strong data in the phase 3 Celestial trial. Both indications (RCC and HCC) may offer more than $1 billion in peak annual sales.

Furthermore, Exelixis is working together with its biggest RCC competitor, Bristol-Myers, on a possible combination therapy in first-line RCC. The CheckMate 9ER trial should read out soon, and if it winds up blowing Pfizer's (NYSE: PFE) Sutent out of the water (Sutent was the standard of care before Cabometyx came along), Exelixis could secure itself a larger share of first-line RCC, even if sharing with Bristol-Myers.

All told, Exelixis is forecast to nearly double sales from $854 million to $1.6 billion between 2018 and 2022, while doubling earnings per share from $1.05 to $2.06 between 2019 and 2022. That's a compound annual sales growth rate of at least 17% and a price earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of less than 0.5. For added context, a PEG ratio below 1 is typically considered to undervalued. Exelixis is probably the top value among cancer stocks.

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George Budwell owns shares of AbbVie, Celgene, Geron, and Pfizer. Keith Speights owns shares of AbbVie, Celgene, and Pfizer. Sean Williams owns shares of Celgene and Exelixis. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Celgene and Exelixis. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
Antwort auf Beitrag Nr.: 60.388.309 von lobberland am 18.04.19 23:54:33Sorry falsch hier 😬
Yep, sehr gutes Zeichen 👌

Eine Frage der Zeit, bis die 2$-Marke nachhaltig überwunden wird...und vor allem Shorties brennen zu sehen 🔥
Die hochdotierten Janssen Mitarbeiter kommen, die auch Imetelstat bei Janssen betreut haben, für mich ein Vertrauensbeweis, das wird:



Geron Expands Senior Leadership of Its Development Team
GlobeNewswire•April 18, 2019

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Geron Corporation (GERN) today announced an expansion of its development team’s senior leadership with the addition of three highly experienced professionals for key functional areas. Their oncology and drug development expertise will support Geron’s late-stage clinical development, including the planned opening of the Phase 3 clinical trial of imetelstat in lower risk myelodysplastic syndromes for screening and enrollment by mid-year 2019.

Vice President, Clinical Development – Faye Feller, M.D.

Prior to Geron, Faye Feller, M.D., was Senior Director, Clinical Leader on the myeloid program at Janssen Research and Development, LLC (Janssen). Prior to that role, Dr. Feller was a physician for multiple clinical trials of late-stage development assets at Janssen, including the IMbark Phase 2 clinical trial of imetelstat, and was responsible for protocol writing, regulatory interactions, medical monitoring, study results interpretation and preparation of abstracts and final study reports. Prior to Janssen, Dr. Feller was an attending physician and instructor in the leukemia department of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Feller holds a B.A. from New York University and an M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and her fellowship in medical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

As Vice President, Clinical Development, Dr. Feller will provide hematology-oncology medical expertise to the clinical science and operations teams in the execution and monitoring of clinical trials. In addition, she will also act as the primary medical point of contact between Geron and other medically qualified healthcare professionals, including clinical investigators, prescribers, medical professionals at payer organizations and regulatory authorities.

Vice President, Clinical Science and Operations – Laurie Sherman

Laurie Sherman has more than 20 years of experience in oncology drug development. Prior to joining Geron, Ms. Sherman was Senior Director, Compound Development Team Leader for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) assets at Janssen, where she was responsible for multiple aspects of drug development, including: clinical strategy and execution; chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC); toxicology; and clinical pharmacokinetics. Preceding that role, Ms. Sherman held several senior positions in the late-stage team at Janssen, including Senior Director, Myeloid Portfolio Clinical Scientist Leader, where she led development strategy and overall clinical execution of myeloid clinical trials, including the imetelstat clinical trials, IMerge and IMbark. Prior to that role she was Senior Director, Lead Project Scientist on the ibrutinib mantle cell lymphoma program. Ms. Sherman has held various positions with increasing responsibilities across various drugs’ product life cycles, from initial Phase 1 clinical trials through late-stage development, including operational leadership for pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials and supporting regulatory filings of New Drug Applications and Marketing Authorization Applications at multiple pharmaceutical companies and organizations, including: GlaxoSmithKline plc; Pfizer Inc.; World Wide Clinical Trials, Inc.; and Affiliated Research Institute. Ms. Sherman has a B.S. in nursing from the University of Washington.

As Vice President, Clinical Science and Operations, Ms. Sherman will provide oversight and management of current and future clinical trials, as well as strategic and technical guidance to and management of the Company’s contract research organization and other vendors supporting clinical operation activities. She will also directly oversee and manage internal operations and personnel involved with clinical operations, clinical science, data management and medical writing functions.

Vice President, Quality – Denise Grippo

Denise Grippo has more than 18 years of experience in drug development. Prior to joining Geron, Ms. Grippo was Vice President, Quality at Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. where she was responsible for developing and executing quality policies and plans to ensure lifecycle management of their early- and late-stage clinical oncology portfolio. In addition to Iovance, Ms. Grippo has held various quality and compliance positions with increasing responsibility and scope at XenoPort, Inc.; Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Watson Laboratories, Inc.; Alvogen, Inc.; and Marietta Corporation. Ms. Grippo has an M.S. in clinical chemistry from University of Scranton and a B.A. in biology from Temple University.
Geron wird sicher die Unterstützung eines Großen benötigen um
weiter zu kommen.
Aber davon gehe ich aus sonst wäre ich nicht investiert.
Daher gehe ich von weiter steigenden Kursen aus.


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