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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Cancer metabolism specialist Agios Pharmaceuticals continues its spectacular fundraising success

Tweet  On November 17, 2011, Agios Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA), arguably the leader in cancer metabolism R&D, secured $78 million in an oversubscribed Series C financing. The company intends to use the proceeds of this financing to advance its preclinical cancer metabolism therapeutics into the clinic, and to expand its R&D efforts into inborn errors of…

Ralph Steinman, dendritic cell vaccines, and clinical trials

Tweet  Ralph M. Steinman, MD of the Rockefeller University (New York, NY) the discoverer of the dendritic cell and its central role in the immune system, died on September 30, 2011 at age 68 after a four-and-a-half year battle with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. On October 3, 2011, he was awarded half of the The Nobel Prize…