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August 14, 2014
16:02 EDTRHHBYFDA approves Genentech’s Avastin plus chemotherapy for cervical cancer treatment
Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Avastin in combination with paclitaxel and cisplatin or paclitaxel and topotecan for the treatment of women with persistent, recurrent or metastatic carcinoma of the cervix. “With this approval, women with advanced cervical cancer now have the option of Avastin plus chemotherapy to help them live longer than with chemotherapy alone,” said Sandra Horning, M.D., chief medical officer and head of Global Product Development. “Cervical cancer is most commonly diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 44, and until today, chemotherapy was the only approved treatment option for women whose cancer recurred, persisted or spread.” With this approval in advanced cervical cancer, Avastin is approved in the United States to treat five distinct tumor types. The approval in advanced cervical cancer was based on the GOG-0240 study.
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November 27, 2015
09:25 EDTRHHBYRoche management to meet with JPMorgan
Meetings to be held in Jersey City/New York on December 1 and in Connectciut/New York on December 2 hosted by JPMorgan.
November 22, 2015
15:14 EDTRHHBYExelixis confirms Phase 3 data on Cotellic with Zelboraf for melanoma
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15:09 EDTRHHBYGenentech reports data on Cotellic with Zelboraf for treatment of melanoma
Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, announced data from the pivotal coBRIM study, showing that Cotellic, or cobimetinib, in combination with Zelboraf, or vemurafenib, helped people with BRAF V600E and V600K mutation-positive unresectable or metastatic melanoma live "significantly longer" than with Zelboraf alone, according to the company. Cotellic plus Zelboraf reduced the risk of death by 30% compared to Zelboraf alone and helped people live a median of nearly two years, with 74.5% of BRAF V600 patients alive at one year and 48.3% alive at two years. Ongoing study monitoring did not identify any new safety signals. The company noted that an approval decision on Cotellic from the European Commission is expected before year end.
November 18, 2015
08:28 EDTRHHBYLeerink to hold a bus tour
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08:11 EDTRHHBYIMS Health forecasts global drug spending to increase 30% by 2020 to $1.4T
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November 17, 2015
07:34 EDTRHHBYOphthotech to hold a conference call
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06:08 EDTRHHBYRoche subsidiary to participate in Ophthotech and Novartis agreement
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