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2009-04-13 07:00:00

Modest Increase in Market Share Expected for Western Drug Companies, According to a Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the colorectal cancer drug market in China will more than double by 2012, growing from $118 million in 2007 to $290 million in 2012. This growth will be fueled by a large increase in colorectal cancer...

2009-04-01 08:00:00

LONDON and PHILADELPHIA, April 1, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) today announced the submission of two simultaneous regulatory applications to expand the use of TYVERB(R)/TYKERB(R) (lapatinib). If approved, TYVERB(R)/TYKERB(R) could be used as a first-line therapy regimen combined with anti-hormonal therapy for patients with hormone-sensitive, metastatic (or advanced) breast cancer in Europe and the United States. The variation to the EU marketing authorization and...

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...

2008-12-24 08:54:58

Nonhormonal chemotherapy treatment regimens, including anthracycline-based regimens and taxanes have been shown to improve overall survival in women with metastatic or recurrent inoperable breast cancer over the last 35 years.Researchers at the University of Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece performed a meta-analysis of 128 clinical trials that included 148 comparisons of breast cancer treatment regimens."Our meta-analysis quantifies the progress achieved in the treatment of advanced...

2008-12-10 07:00:00

Indian Physicians Start to Incorporate Targeted Therapies to Achieve Better Efficacy and Toxicity Profiles Than Conventional Therapies, According to a Report From Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, forecasts that the Indian breast cancer drug market will almost double from $35 million in 2007 to $64 million by 2012. According to the new...

2008-12-09 06:00:00

NUTLEY, N.J., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche announced today that a total of 20 U.S. and global abstracts involving its oral chemotherapy Xeloda(R) (capecitabine) have been accepted for presentation at the 2008 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) in San AntonioDecember 12-14, including a late-breaking study in early breast cancer to be presented on Sunday, December 14, by the Finnish Breast Cancer Group. Two U.S. abstracts to be presented at the meeting compare the impact of...

2008-09-25 12:00:15

By Martin Eatock A new drug called Lapatinib was recently hailed a "big step forward" for women suffering from advanced breast cancer. Consultant medical oncologist at the Belfast City Hospital, Dr Martin Eatock, argues that its true impact could be limited Lapatinib, used in combination with the chemotherapy drug capecitabine, was recently licensed for the treatment of Her-2 positive advanced breast cancer, an aggressive form of the disease which affects around a quarter of those women...

2008-09-08 09:00:08

Cytokinetics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CYTK) announced that data from its ongoing Phase I/II clinical trial of ispinesib were presented in a poster at the 2008 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Breast Cancer Symposium held on September 5-7, 2008 in Washington, DC. A poster entitled, "A Phase I-II Trial of Ispinesib, a Kinesin Spindle Protein (KSP) Inhibitor, Dosed Every Two Weeks in Patients (pts) with Locally Advanced (LA) or Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Previously Untreated...

2008-07-16 00:00:10

By LAURA NAYLOR Cancer sufferer Liam Hyland is travelling to Turkey every three weeks to buy the medication he hopes will keep him alive. The 63-year-old, of Penkhull, is spending pounds400 each time on oral chemotherapy tablets for his liver cancer. Mr Hyland originally travelled to Turkey as a private patient for CyberKnife treatment - pioneering surgery which delivers concentrated radiation blasts to patients' tumours - after contracting pancreatic cancer last year. Although the...

2008-07-08 12:00:16

The medical advisory panel to the UK National Health Service has recommended that GlaxoSmithKline's Tyverb should not be used on the NHS to treat advanced metastatic breast cancer on the grounds that it is not effective enough to justify its cost. This decision represents not only a blow to GSK but also casts doubt on how many other new cancer therapies will be available in the UK. The UK panel ruled that, based on data showing that the median survival time for women who received Tyverb...


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