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2009-04-22 22:22:36

The drug Avastin fell short in a clinical trial of its goal to reduce the recurrence of early-stage colon cancer, U.S. drug maker Genentech says. The Phase III study, which looked at the effectiveness of chemotherapy combined with Avastin on patients with Stage II or III colon cancer, was conducted by the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, Genentech said Tuesday. The drug maker said Avastin failed to meet its targeted numbers in the trial but an initial review of the study...

2009-04-22 07:00:00

Sutent/Taxol Will Earn Decision Resources' Clinical Gold Standard Status for the Indication by 2012, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that surveyed oncologists identify a therapy's effect on overall survival as the attribute that most influences their prescribing decisions in metastatic triple-negative breast...

2009-04-08 07:00:00

Although Market Growth Will be Robust, Drug Development Has Been Disappointing in Recent Years, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the small-cell lung cancer drug market will more than double from just under $250 million in 2007 to more than $684 million in 2017, owing to the launches of Genentech/Roche/Chugai's...

2009-04-07 15:39:26

A U.S. study indicates the use of the drug Avastin to treat a subgroup of recurrent brain tumors is safe and effective at delaying tumor progression. The retrospective study conducted at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance involved 22 patients suffering from a recurrent malignant glioma known as alkylator-refractory anaplastic oligodendroglioma, for which there is no existing standard therapy. Avastin, known generically as bevacizumab, is the first approved therapy designed to inhibit...

2009-03-31 22:50:04

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration committee is recommending accelerated approval of the drug Avastin for treating brain cancer. Drug maker Genentech Inc. said the FDA is expected to make a decision next month on use of the colon cancer drug in patients with previously treated glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. The application is based on positive, independently reviewed data from a Phase II study of brain cancer patients. The study found that 43 percent of patients...

2009-03-11 07:45:00

Unmet Need for Efficacious Therapies for Treating Patients With Mutated KRAS Genes Presents Significant Opportunity for Drug Developers, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the launches of Roche/Genentech/Chugai's Avastin and Bristol-Myers Squibb/ImClone Systems*/Merck KGaA's Erbitux will drive the colorectal...

2009-03-10 07:00:00

However, Off-Label Use of Avastin Will Take Market Share Away from Lucentis from 2012 to 2017, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that robust annual 17 percent growth in the age-related macular degeneration (AMD) market through 2012 will be driven primarily by expanding use of Genentech/Novartis Ophthalmics'...

2009-03-09 07:00:00

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 Europe in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that surveyed oncologists identify a therapy's effect on overall survival as the...

2009-01-26 07:00:00

New data demonstrates that Angiolix has similar efficacy to Avastin alone and in combination with other chemotherapeutics, with potentially less side-effects; study validates results seen in Previous Breast Cancer Model DALLAS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: ACCP) presented new data this week on its proprietary humanized monoclonal antibody, Angiolix, which confirmed that Angiolix(R) binds with high affinity to the its target, lactadherin,...

2008-12-08 07:00:00

Generic Erosion Will Reduce Sales of Schering-Plough's Temodar/Temodal, the Current Market Leader, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the approval of agents to treat glioma, most notably Roche/Genentech/Chugai's Avastin, will drive market sales to more than double to more than $1.8 billion in 2017 in the United...