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2009-12-11 12:30:00

LONDON and PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In a clinical study, women with an aggressive form of breast cancer experienced a median survival of 14 months when treated with an investigational combination of TYKERB® (lapatinib) plus HERCEPTIN® (trastuzumab). The results of the Phase III study in HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer were presented during the 32nd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held in San Antonio, Texas (Dec. 9...

2009-11-11 02:00:00

Finland, November 11 /PRNewswire/ -- - This is a third party press release. It will be issued by the Finnish Breast Cancer Group on Wednesday 11 November 2009. - FinXX, a Large, Phase III Randomised Study in Women With Early Breast Cancer Shows that Adding Capecitabine (Xeloda(R)) to a Treatment Regimen Containing Standard Agents Allows More Women to Live Cancer-Free for Longer An analysis conducted by the Finnish Breast Cancer Group and published in The Lancet Oncology...

2009-09-23 08:17:37

Results from first, large randomized trial One of the first of a series of trials to investigate the use of sorafenib "“ a targeted anti-cancer drug "“ for the treatment of advanced breast cancer has found that if it is combined with the chemotherapy drug, capecitabine, it makes a significant difference to the time women live without their disease worsening. Principal investigator of the study, Professor Jos© Baselga told Europe's largest cancer congress, ECCO 15 "“...

2009-09-10 07:46:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. World Cancer Therapies Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0109886/World-Cancer-Therapies-Market.html This report analyzes the global market for Cancer Therapies in US$ Billion. The specific product segments analyzed are Chemotherapy, Targeted Therapy, Hormonal Therapy, and Immunotherapy. Annual forecasts for the global market is provided for the period of 2006...

2009-09-08 14:53:04

Use of the molecularly targeted agent lapatinib to delay tumor growth and improve the survival of patients with inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma, or liver cancer, only benefited certain subgroups of patients. While results of this study were largely negative, patients that exhibited toxicity from the drug in the form of a skin rash appeared to have a greater tumor response and longer survival. Findings of this phase II, multi-institutional study are published in Clinical Cancer Research, a...

2009-08-05 22:41:00

SYDNEY, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising public awareness of breast cancer and available treatments have increased revenues in the breast cancer therapeutics market in Australia. As the most common cancer diagnosed in Australia's female population, the total number of breast cancer patients in the country was 164,814 in 2008. This figure is estimated to reach 304,511 patients by 2013. Globally, breast cancer is second to lung cancer as the cause of death among women. (Logo:...

2009-05-11 08:00:00

Data Include First Presentation of Phase III Progression Free Survival Results for Pazopanib in Kidney Cancer LONDON and PHILADELPHIA, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Oncology announced that new clinical data from nine of its oncology molecules will be featured in various presentations at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Orlando beginning May 29. The presentations cover GSK Oncology research in solid and blood tumor treatment,...

2009-04-29 14:10:55

An oral medication could help some patients with inflammatory breast cancer. Aggressive forms of inflammatory breast cancer can be difficult to treat, often unresponsive to chemotherapy, radiation or approved medications. For patients whose disease is resistant to anthracycline or taxane and trastuzumab treatment, options are limited. However, a new study of the oral growth inhibitor, lapatinib, showed promise for patients for which all other treatment options have failed. Patients were given...

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2009-04-02 09:20:00

GlaxoSmithKline PLC has petitioned the U.S. and Europe for permission in to market an already accessible breast-cancer drug as a first-line treatment option. Tykerb, a British pharmaceutical company, was accepted two years ago as a treatment option. It is available in 27 European Union countries. Tykerb saw sales of $189 million in 2008 alone. Receiving permission to become an initial treatment would most likely increase sales substantially. Tykerb is available for women with breast 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...


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