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2009-01-13 17:00:00

-Growing Body of Data Supports XELOX as Effective Alternative to Standard of Care- NUTLEY, N.J., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Overall survival results from a 14-month follow-up of the international, Phase III NO16966 study confirm that oral Xeloda(R) plus oxaliplatin (XELOX) is comparable to a current standard treatment, FOLFOX-4 (infused 5-FU/leucovorin plus oxaliplatin) in the first-line treatment of advanced (metastatic) colorectal cancer. In the study, patients receiving XELOX...

2004-11-29 18:00:12

PARIS, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patients who received ELOXATIN-based chemotherapy (FOLFOX4) plus bevacizumab (Avastin(TM)) showed a statistically significant improvement in overall survival in a large randomized clinical study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and conducted by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG). Preliminary results announced today are showing a 26% reduction in the risk of death for patients receiving FOLFOX4 plus bevacizumab (Avastin(TM))...

2004-11-29 12:00:19

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and BASEL, Switzerland, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genentech, Inc. and Roche (SWX Zurich) today announced that a randomized Phase III study of Avastin(TM) (bevacizumab) plus the FOLFOX4 chemotherapy regimen (oxaliplatin/5-FU/leucovorin), compared to FOLFOX4 alone, in second-line metastatic colorectal cancer patients achieved its primary endpoint of improving overall survival. Results from an interim analysis demonstrated that patients receiving Avastin...


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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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