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March 3, 2014
06:16 EDTRHHBYGenentech says IDMC recommends Phase III METLung study be stopped
Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, announced that an independent data monitoring committee has recommended that the Phase III METLung study be stopped due to a lack of clinically meaningful efficacy. The study evaluated if onartuzumab in combination with Tarceva helped people with previously treated, advanced non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors were identified as MET-positive live longer compared to Tarceva alone. Overall adverse event rates were generally similar between the two groups. Data will be submitted for presentation at an upcoming medical meeting. "These results are disappointing because new options are needed for people with lung cancer, the most common and deadly cancer worldwide, said Sandra Horning, M.D., chief medical officer and head of Global Product Development. "We remain committed to helping people with lung cancer and are studying several investigational medicines in this disease. Genentech is evaluating the implications of the METLung study results across the ongoing onartuzumab clinical program.
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July 23, 2014
09:08 EDTRHHBYUltragenyx appoints Sunil Agarwal, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer
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July 22, 2014
05:21 EDTRHHBYRoche announces Genentech Avastin granted priority review by FDA
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July 21, 2014
07:11 EDTRHHBYInternational Society of DNA Vaccines to hold a conference
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06:43 EDTRHHBYGrowing market for hepatitis-C treatment prompts legal scramble, WSJ says
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July 20, 2014
15:42 EDTRHHBYRoche not looking for big acquisitions, Reuters says
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July 17, 2014
17:42 EDTRHHBYCepheid says Roche patent suit will not have material adverse impact on results
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July 16, 2014
11:23 EDTRHHBYRoche Alzheimer drug shows mixed results in trial, NYT says
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06:26 EDTRHHBYBristol-Myers lung cancer trials being underestimated, says Citigroup
After building a statistical model of Bristol-Myers' two critical registration trials for Opdivo in lung cancer, Citigroup believes the market is "materially" underestimating both Phase III trials. Citi says potential Opdivo FDA approval in 2015 in lung cancer would give Bristol-Myers an up to two year lead time versus Merck (MRK) and Roche (RHHBY). The firm estimates 2023 Opdivo revenue at $7B and reiterates a Buy rating on Bristol with a $60 price target.
July 15, 2014
05:37 EDTRHHBYGenentech Avastin granted priority review by FDA
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July 14, 2014
11:20 EDTRHHBYExelixis seen as potential target for Roche, TheStreet says
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July 10, 2014
10:02 EDTRHHBYRoche unit, Merck KGaA to develop companion test for cancer treatment
Ventana Medical Systems, a member of the Roche Group (RHHBY), announced it has entered into an agreement with Merck KGaA (MKGAY), which operates as EMD Serono in the United States and Canada, to collaborate with Merck KGaA's biopharmaceutical division on the development and commercialization of a companion diagnostic for an undisclosed target using Ventana's proprietary diagnostic assays.

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