Eribulin approved for advanced breast cancer

Traynor, Kate
January 2011
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;1/1/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 1, p6
Academic Journal
The article reports that Eisai Inc. and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) have announced that eribulin mesylate injection can be used for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. This would be applicable to patients who have previously undergone treatment with an anthracycline and a taxane. FDA reportedly approved the drug on the basis of a clinical trial that showed a 2.5-month increase in survival time among patients treated with eribulin as compared to other treatments.


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