HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Nexavar significantly extends overall survival by 44 percent in liver cancer patients

Chicago, IL June 4, 2007 -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: BAY) and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced that Nexavar (sorafenib) tablets significantly extended overall survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or primary liver cancer versus those taking placebo by 44% (HR=0.69; p-value=0.0006). Results were presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

The international, Phase 3, placebo-controlled Sorafenib HCC Assessment Randomized Protocol (SHARP) Trial randomized and evaluated 602 liver cancer patients who had no prior systemic therapy at sites in the Americas, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand. The primary objective of the study was to compare overall survival in patients administered Nexavar versus those administered placebo. Median overall survival was 10.7 months in Nexavar-treated patients compared to 7.9 months in those taking placebo.

Because there are no therapies that significantly improve survival for the thousands of patients with liver cancer, these findings demonstrate the compelling study results of Nexavar as the new reference standard of care for the first-line treatment of HCC, said Dr. Josep M. Llovet, co-principal investigator and Professor of Research, Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) Group, IDIBAPS, Liver Unit, Hospital Clinic Barcelona; Director of Research, HCC Program, Associate Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

Bayer and Onyx halted the SHARP trial in February 2007 when an independent data monitoring committee determined in a pre-scheduled analysis that the overall survival endpoint had been met. There were no significant differences in serious adverse event rates between the Nexavar and placebo-treated groups, with the most commonly observed serious adverse events in patients receiving Nexavar being diarrhea and hand-foot-skin reaction. Based on the strength of the d
'"/>

Contact: Charlotte Rocker
crocker@gcigroup.com
212-537-8290
GCI Group
4-Jun-2007


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Adding folic acid to flour significantly reduces congenital malformations
2. Antibody linked to MS significantly higher in spinal fluid of blacks
3. Herceptin plus chemotherapy significantly increases disease-free survival in breast cancer
4. High HPV concentrations combined with smoking significantly raise risks of cervical cancer
5. Using an activated-carbon filtering pitcher significantly reduces chemicals in tap water
6. Miscarriage significantly associated with increasing paternal age
7. Regular multivitamin use near time of conception significantly reduces preeclampsia risk
8. Children born after abortion ban had significantly better educational achievements
9. Brain changes significantly after age 18, says Dartmouth research
10. New data demonstrate that Benicar and Benicar HCT significantly reduces systolic hypertension
11. Elevated inflammatory enzyme, Lp-PLA2, significantly linked to ischemic stroke

Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/15/2014)... and energy for nearly all life on Earth, yet ... example, little is known about how it is regulated ... we do not know the full list of the ... any organism. , , A type of single-cell green ... subject for photosynthesis research. Despite its importance in the ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... In a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs, ... found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake ... anxiety and other disorders, was associated with autism ... boys. The study, published in the online edition ... samples of ASD and DD cases, and population-based ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... If an insect drew a line as it ... a tangled mess. But there,s method to that mess, ... engineering and physics, who tries to find simple physical ... https://cornell.box.com/tbeetle , It turns out the tiger beetle, ... reorientation dance as it chases its prey at blinding ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Study: SSRI use during pregnancy associated with autism and developmental delays in boys 2Photo: Tiger beetle's chase highlights mechanical law 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... January 15, 2014 This webinar ... on nonclinical and clinical safety assessment in biosimilars. ... guide a path for biosimilar drug development, however ... of biosimilarity with regards to quality, safety and ... of biosimilar drug development and registration, development strategies ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... NC (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... an enhancement to its Online Web Portal for Life ... now have the ability to specify the subject matter ... nearly 50 life science sub-domains. This will help reduce ... and scientific fields, and decrease the likelihood of error. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... – 11 p.m. , Location: Warrington Country Club, 1360 ... Hepatitis B Foundation, the only national nonprofit organization solely ... improving the quality of life for those affected worldwide, ... 11 at Warrington Country Club in Warrington, Pa. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... initiated coverage of Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB: ALQA). Alliqua ... and marketing proprietary products to serve the wound ... , In late 2012, Alliqua was restructured ... launched the company’s new strategy to become a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Xtalks Life Sciences Webinar Examines Safety Assessment of Biosimilars 2DTS Improves Efficiency for Life Science Document Translations 2Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 3
Cached News: