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Biotech Calendar: Key Dates for November

Stocks in this article: DNDN MELA HGSI VRTX MRK AMGN CADX

BOSTON, Mass. ( TheStreet) -- A calendar of important, potentially stock-moving biotech events for November:

Oct. 29 - Nov. 2:

The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease annual meeting. Hepatitis C drug research from Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX), Merck (MRK), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Idenix Pharmaceuticals (IDIX), Pharmasset (VRUS), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) and others.

Nov. 2-6

American Society for Human Genetics annual meeting.

Nov. 3

Dendreon (DNDN) reports third-quarter financial results.

Nov. 4

FDA drug approval decision for Cadence Pharmaceuticals' (CADX) Ofirmev for fever and pain indications.

Nov. 7-11

American College of Rheumatology annual meeting.

Nov. 9

Vical (VICL) investor/analyst day.

Nov. 9-13

Chemotherapy Foundation meeting. (Cancer drug research)

Nov. 12

Human Genome Sciences (HGSI): Release expected of FDA's briefing documents on the lupus drug Benlysta in advance of the Nov. 16 advisory panel meeting.

Nov. 13

American Heart Association annual meeting.

Nov. 16

FDA advisory panel meeting for Human Genome Sciences' lupus drug Benlysta.

MELA Sciences (MELA): Release expected of FDA's briefing documents on the MELAFind skin cancer detection device in advance of the Nov. 18 advisory panel meeting.

Nov. 16-19

EORTC-NCI-AACR International Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics.

Nov. 17

Medicaid/Medicare reimbursement review meeting for Dendreon's Provenge.

Nov. 18

FDA advisory panel meeting for MELA Sciences' MELAFind.

FDA approval decision date for Amgen's (AMGN) Prolia to treat bone complications due to cancer therapy.

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