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A test to identify whether a lung patient is likely to benefit from combination therapy in the form of an epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor (EGFR-I) and a monoclonal antibody drug targeting hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) as compared to EGFR-I monotherapy. The test makes use of a mass spectrum obtained from a serum or plasma sample and a computer configured as a classifier operating on the mass spectrum and a training set in the form of class-labeled mass spectra from other cancer patients. The computer classifier executes a classification algorithm, such as K-nearest neighbor, and assigns a class label to the serum or plasma sample. Samples classified as Poor or the equivalent are associated with patients which are likely to benefit from the combination therapy more than from EGFR-I monotherapy. The invention also includes improved methods of treating patients predicted by the test.

AVEO Pharmaceuticals | Date: 2013-06-05

Monoclonal antibodies that bind and inhibit biological activities of human FGFR2 are disclosed. The antibodies can be used to treat cell proliferative diseases and disorders, including certain forms of cancer, associated with activation or overexpression of FGFR2.

AVEO Pharmaceuticals | Date: 2013-08-05

A diagnostic method for predicting whether a human tumor will be sensitive or resistant to treatment with tivozanib (AV-951) is disclosed. The method is based on measurement of macrophage content in a tissue sample from a tumor. Measurement of macrophage content can be based on analysis of macrophage marker gene expression, e.g., by RNA analysis or immunohistochemistry.

AVEO Pharmaceuticals | Date: 2015-09-24

Monoclonal antibodies that bind and inhibit the activity of human GDF15 are disclosed. The antibodies can be used to treat body weight loss, including cachexia, associated with the over-expression of human GDF15.

AVEO Pharmaceuticals | Date: 2013-10-02

The present invention provides a family of binding proteins that bind and neutralize the activity of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), in particular human HGF. The binding proteins can be used as diagnostic and/or therapeutic agents. With regard to their therapeutic activity, the binding proteins can be used to treat certain HGF responsive disorders, for example, certain HGF responsive tumors.

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