Yvette Zimmerman new CEO Pantarhei Bioscience: “We find safe and effective new treatments using existing human molecules.”

Pantarhei Bioscience, the Dutch biopharmaceutical company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Yvette Zimmerman as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), with effect from January 2019. The founder of Pantarhei Herjan Coelingh Bennink speaks proudly about his successor: “Yvette is a very experienced drug developer and driven by what is really important for people and scientifically sound.”

During the 18 years of its existence, Pantarhei has filed more than 220 patents. Initially Pantarhei developed new medicines for Women’s Health. Following the foundation of the subsidiary company Pantarhei Oncology in 2014, the focus has been redirected to new treatment concepts for endocrine cancer, especially breast and prostate cancer.

Read more: Press Release New CEO Pantarhei Bioscience

 

Fetal estrogen Estetrol effective for breast cancer treatment

Pantarhei Oncology announces favorable efficacy results of the fetal estrogen Estetrol in women with advanced breast cancer.

Press release Pantarhei Oncology December 6 2018

Zwangerschapshormoon Estetrol effectief bij behandeling van borstkanker

Pantarhei Oncology rapporteert positieve resultaten van de behandeling van borstkanker met het zwangerschapshormoon Estetrol.

 Persbericht Pantarhei Oncology 6 december 2018

First patient randomized in the PCombi study with Estetrol in patients with prostate cancer.

On 3 May 2018 the first patient has been randomized in the phase IIA clinical study assessing efficacy and safety of the fetal estrogen estetrol (E4) in prostate cancer patients. The study is a double blind, randomised, placebo-controlled multi-center study in prostate cancer patients treated with an LHRH agonist. In total 60 patients will be enrolled at eight centers in the Netherlands.

The main objectives of this study are to evaluate the additional effect of E4 on testosterone (T) suppression (total T as well as free T) by the LHRH agonist as well as the prevention and treatment of hypoestrogenic side effects due to the concomitant suppression of estrogens.

16th World congress on Menopause, June 6-9, 2018, Vancouver, Canada

On Friday June 8, 2018, the CSO of Pantarhei Carole Verhoeven lectured on the treatment of breast cancer with the fetal estrogen estetrol in a scientific symposium entitled ‘Estrogens and breast cancer’. The other lecture (A lesson in contracts. What can we learn from the discrepant breast cancer findings in the WHI?) was presented by Bob Langer. The symposium was chaired by Wulf Utian.

For more information, please read the abstract: Abstract IMS Treatment of breast cancer with the fetal estrogen estetrol.