Surveyed Oncologists Indicate that Avastin has Advantages over Temodar/Temodal in Increasing Overall Survival of High-Grade Glioma
A Drug That Improves Survival, When Added to Temodar/Temodal, Would Earn a 65 Percent Patient Share in the U.S. and a 30 Percent Patient Share in
The new report entitled High-Grade Glioma: Prolonged Survival over Temozolomide Will Be Integral to Market Success finds that a therapy, when added to temozolomide, that increases median overall survival compared with temozolomide alone would earn a 65 percent patient share in
In 2008, Decision Resources’ proprietary clinical gold standard for high-grade glioma was Avastin. Although Avastin is not formally approved for the treatment of high-grade glioma, the drug is widely prescribed off-label as a result of promising Phase II clinical trial data. Based on expert opinion, Avastin will retain clinical gold standard status through 2017, owing to its high efficacy.
“Avastin emerges as our gold standard because of its efficacy, the attribute surveyed oncologists rated as the most important in treating high-grade glioma,” said Decision Resources Analyst
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High-Grade Glioma: Prolonged Survival over Temozolomide Will Be Integral to Market Success is a DecisionBase 2009 report. DecisionBase 2009 is a decision-support tool that provides in-depth analysis of unmet need, physician expectations of new therapies and commercial dynamics to help pharmaceutical companies optimize their investments in drug development.
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