Novartis Drug Afinitor Significantly Extended Time Without Disease Progression in Women with HER2 Positive Advanced Breast Cancer
(Novartis) May 17, 2013 - Results of a pivotal Phase III trial in women with HER2 positive (HER2+) advanced breast cancer showed that Afinitor (everolimus) tablets in combination with trastuzumab (Herceptin) and vinorelbine significantly extended progression-free survival (PFS) after prior therapy when compared to treatment with placebo plus trastuzumab and vinorelbine,meeting the study's primary endpoint.
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MGH, AstraZeneca Partner to Create New Drug Combos
(Boston Globe) May 20, 2013 - Advances in genetic profiling have allowed doctors to match more of their cancer patients with treatments that will target their particular illnesses. But for some about one-third of cancer patients, there are no good matches, leaving them with only conventional chemotherapies and radiation.
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