Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cancer drug combo of Nexavar and Tarceva fails late-stage trial

Nexavar, the blockbuster cancer drug from Bayer HealthCare and Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc., failed a late-stage trial that combined the drug with the Genentech-developed Tarceva in patients with advanced liver cancerOnyx and Bayer said in a press release Monday that combining Nexavar and Tarceva tablets in the 720-patient, Phase III trial did not improve overall survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, or HCC. The trial compared the combination therapy to Nexavar alone.

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