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2013-12-19 08:27:27

Surveyed Oncologists Indicate Kadcyla is the Patient Share Leader for Second-Line HER2-Positive, HR-Negative Breast Cancer, According to a New Report from BioTrends Research Group EXTON, Pa., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for specialized biopharmaceutical issues, finds that, according to oncologists surveyed in Q4 2013, Roche/Genentech's Perjeta in combination with Roche/Genentech's Herceptin and...

2013-12-14 23:00:56

MarketResearchReports.Biz announces addition of new report “Monoclonal Antibodies Market in Gastric and Esophageal Cancers to 2019 - Crowded Late-Stage Pipelines and Favorable Market Conditions Encourage Robust Growth” to its database. Visit: http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/monoclonal-antibodies-market-in-gastric-and-esophageal-cancers-to-2019-crowded-late-stage-pipelines-and-favorable-market-conditions-encourage-robust-growth. Albany, NY (PRWEB) December 14, 2013...

2013-12-13 08:24:48

VENTANA HER2 (4B5) IHC assay label expansion coincides with therapy availability in many non-U.S. countries globally TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, today announces the VENTANA HER2/neu (4B5) Rabbit Monoclonal Primary Antibody assay as a companion diagnostic(1) for detecting HER2 protein expression for patients who, in countries where they are approved, may be appropriate candidates for Perjeta(®) (pertuzumab)...

2013-12-12 10:59:30

98.7 percent are cancer free for at least 3 years A remarkable 98.7 percent of certain lower-risk breast cancer patients were cancer free for at least three years after taking a combination of the drugs Herceptin and Taxol, a study has found. The study is the first major trial to examine the Herceptin-Taxol combination in patients who have a type of breast cancer with the biology known as small, node-negative, HER2+. Results were presented during the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer...

2013-12-12 10:58:07

In a new study, women with relatively small, HER2-positive breast tumors who received a combination of lower-intensity chemotherapy and a targeted therapy following surgery or radiation therapy were very unlikely to have the cancer recur within a few years of treatment, investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other research centers will report at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The findings offer, for the first time, a set of standard treatment guidelines for...

2013-12-11 12:07:24

Combining the chemotherapy drugs docetaxel and carboplatin with the HER2-targeted therapy trastuzumab was identified to be an ideal postsurgery treatment option for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer, regardless of tumor size and whether or not disease has spread to the lymph nodes, according to results from the BETH study presented here at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 10-14. "Worldwide, anthracyclines such as doxorubicin [Adriamycin] and epirubicin have...

2013-12-11 12:05:10

Women with HER2-positive breast cancer who had the highest levels of immune cells in their tumors gained the most benefit from presurgery treatment with chemotherapy and trastuzumab, according to results presented here at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 10-14. "We have previously shown that high levels of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes [immune cells in a tumor] are predictive of response to trastuzumab and chemotherapy administered after surgery for early-stage,...

2013-12-11 12:02:49

Results from the initial analysis of event-free and overall survival for patients enrolled in the randomized, phase III Neoadjuvant Lapatinib and/or Trastuzumab Treatment Optimization (NeoALTTO) trial are to be presented here at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 10–14. "NeoALTTO is a randomized, phase III clinical trial evaluating whether a combination of two HER2-targeted therapies, trastuzumab and lapatinib, given with standard paclitaxel chemotherapy before...

2013-12-11 08:24:22

Growth Opportunities May Exist in Tier 2 and Tier 3 Cities of China for Herceptin Amid Competition from Generic Brands, According to a New Report from Decision Resources BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that oncologists in China are embracing Roche's Herceptin as the targeted therapy for treating HER2+ gastric cancer in the first-line setting. The...

2013-11-25 12:27:04

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its partner Biocon has received approval for a Mylan-Biocon trastuzumab product from the Drug Controller General of India. This is the first regulatory approval for a Mylan-Biocon developed biosimilar product. The product is a biosimilar to Roche's Herceptin®, indicated for the treatment of HER2 overexpressing breast cancer. Mylan intends to market its trastuzumab product under the trade name...