The Next Cancer Bestseller?

Langreth, Robert
May 2009
Forbes Asia;5/11/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 8, p48
The article presents information on Afinitor, kidney cancer drug from Novartis AG. Afinitor was approved in March 2009 for patients with advanced kidney cancer who failed other treatments. Novartis plans to test Afinitor simultaneously on five other tumor types, including breast, stomach, and neuroendocrine tumor. A trial on 416-patient led by oncologist Robert Motzer found that Afinitor delayed disease progression in patients with kidney cancer by three months.


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