Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Onyx and Bayer's Nexavar fails late-stage lung cancer trial

Blockbuster cancer drug Nexavar failed a late-stage trial in patients with a type of lung cancer.
South San Francisco-based Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ONXX) and partner Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals said the Phase III trial of Nexavar tablets in patients with advanced relapsed or refractory non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer did not show that patients given Nexavar would live longer.
The trial did show that those patients experienced an improvement in progression-free survival, or the time patients live without the disease worsening.

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