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2008-10-06 09:00:09

Genentech and OSI Pharmaceuticals have announced that a randomized Phase III study evaluating Avastin in combination with Tarceva in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer whose disease had progressed following platinum-based chemotherapy did not meet its primary endpoint of improving overall survival compared to Tarceva in combination with placebo.

2008-10-01 00:10:00

By DOMINIC JEFF Herald Reporter A plymouth woman fighting to get a life-extending drug on the NHS has launched a petition for people to support her appeal. Stephanie Chouette, aged 34, has breast cancer which has spread to her vertebrae and liver, and has only a few months to live.

2008-09-29 09:00:58

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoVista, Inc.

2008-09-16 09:00:53

Roche has announced that the final analysis of the Avastin in lung study in patients with advanced lung cancer has shown that not only did the drug significantly slow down the disease progression, it also enabled some patients to survive for over one year, the longest survival ever reported in patients with this advanced disease.

2008-08-29 03:00:10

WASHINGTON - What does a company do when there's anecdotal evidence that two of its drugs are equally effective in treating a leading cause of blindness in the elderly, one costing $60 per treatment and the other $2,000? In the case of Genentech Inc., nothing.

2008-08-28 21:00:03

What does a company do when there's anecdotal evidence that two of its drugs are equally effective in treating a leading cause of blindness in the elderly, one costing patients $60 per treatment and the other $2,000? In the case of Genentech Inc., nothing.

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2008-08-28 09:05:00

What does a company do when there's anecdotal evidence that two of its drugs are equally effective in treating a leading cause of blindness in the elderly, one costing patients $60 per treatment and the other $2,000?

2008-08-08 09:00:28

The UK's cost-effectiveness watchdog NICE has delivered another blow to the developers of targeted cancer therapies by recommending against the use of four new kidney cancer drugs in the UK.

2008-07-07 06:00:00

By Gina Kolata and Andrew Pollack It took only an instant for 58-year-old Gailanne Reeh to go from the picture of health to death's door. By chance, her doctor noticed a lump under her arm during a routine exam. It turned out to be advanced breast cancer.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.