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2010-10-27 08:00:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, through 2019, the combined sales of seven new therapies for the treatment of breast cancer will total nearly $5 billion in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Japan. Among the emerging therapies for the indication, surveyed experts are particularly enthusiastic about agents in the Poly...

2010-10-19 20:47:04

Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), an aggressive and rare malignancy, is often initially misdiagnosed as an infection or rash. However, getting the correct diagnosis quickly is critical for patients because the disease spreads beyond the breast in a matter of just days or weeks. With that in mind, leading specialists from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Fox Chase Cancer Center have written a review of the current scientific and medical understanding of IBC, which includes...

2010-07-26 08:00:00

NUTLEY, N.J., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche announced today that Karen Lackey has been named Vice President and Head of Medicinal Chemistry, effective immediately. In her role at the company's Nutley facility, Karen will be responsible for small molecule drug discovery in oncology, virology and inflammation. She will also oversee the Nutley Discovery Chemistry Management Team and be a member of the Global Chemistry Leadership Team. Karen will report to Hans-Joachim Boehm, Ph.D., Global Head...

2010-06-21 09:25:00

WALTHAM, Mass., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the rapid uptake and market penetration of key targeted agents, beginning with Roche/Genentech/Chugai's Herceptin, will drive the gastric cancer drug market to more than double, from $700 million in 2009 to nearly $1.5 billion in 2019. The Pharmacor 2010 findings from the topic entitled Gastric Cancer reveal that the robust...

2010-05-26 08:05:00

SAN DIEGO, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent study presented at the American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center showed that Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) helps evaluate response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. PEM scanners are high-resolution breast PET systems that can show the location as well as the metabolic phase of a lesion. This information is critical in determining whether a lesion...

2010-02-24 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, in 2018, Sanofi-Aventis's BSI-201 will garner sales of $1.7 billion in the triple negative breast cancer drug market in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan. Owing to the improvement in overall survival rates it has demonstrated in clinical trials and the need for novel targeted...

2010-01-29 18:46:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval for a new combination regimen using TYKERB® (lapatinib) as a first-line, all-oral treatment for women with metastatic breast cancer. TYKERB is now indicated in combination with letrozole for the treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor positive metastatic breast cancer that overexpresses the...

2010-01-29 16:58:00

Provides oral regime for hormone positive and HER2-positive advanced breast cancer SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Tykerb (lapatinib) in combination with Femara (letrozole) to treat hormone positive and HER2-positive advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women for whom hormonal therapy is indicated. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) HER2 is a protein involved in normal cell...

2009-12-12 11:34:37

A new antibody-drug compound shrank or halted the growth of metastatic breast tumors in almost half of a group of patients whose HER2-positive cancer had become resistant to standard therapies, according to early data from a multicenter Phase 2 clinical trial led by a Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researcher. The findings will be presented at the 32nd annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on Saturday, Dec. 12 (Abstract 710, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B,...

2009-12-12 11:09:27

Lapatinib plus trastuzumab are significantly better than lapatinib alone in extending the lives of breast cancer patients whose tumors are HER2-positive, according to Kimberly Blackwell, M.D., associate professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Blackwell presented the findings Dec. 10 at the CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Blackwell says the combination targeted therapy gave patients more than a four-month survival advantage over those who took lapatinib alone....


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