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A Stage IV Malignant Melanoma Drug That Increases Overall Survival Would Earn a Higher Patient Share in the U.S. Than in Europe
Date:1/19/2009

Ipilimumab Will Earn Decision Resources' Clinical Gold Standard for Stage IV Malignant Melanoma in 2012, According to a New Report from Decision Resources

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that a drug for treating stage IV malignant melanoma that can increase median overall survival when compared with standard of care dacarbazine (Bedford Laboratories' DTIC-Dome, generics) would earn a higher patient share in the U.S. (60 percent) than in Europe (40 percent), according to surveyed U.S. and European oncologists.

The new report entitled Malignant Melanoma (Stage IV): Emerging Therapies Must Increase Overall Survival over Dacarbazine to Attain High Patient Share finds that clinical data and the opinions of interviewed thought leaders indicate that Bristol-Myers Squibb/Medarex's ipilimumab has advantages over dacarbazine in the attribute of median overall survival. Following its approval in 2010 for the indication, ipilimumab will earn Decision Resources' proprietary clinical gold standard for stage IV malignant melanoma from 2012 to 2017.

"Ipilimumab has competitive advantages in efficacy and has been shown, in combination with dacarbazine, to almost double median overall survival when compared to Schering-Plough's Temodar, our clinical gold standard in 2008 for stage IV malignant melanoma," said Decision Resources Analyst Karen Pomeranz, Ph.D. "According to oncologists we surveyed, overall survival is the highest-weighted end point for stage IV malignant melanoma, which further stresses the significance of ipilimumab's achievement in increasing overall survival."

About the Report

Malignant Melanoma (Stage IV): Emerging Therapies Must Increase Overall Survival over Dacarbazine to Attain High Patient Share is a DecisionBase 2009 report. DecisionBase 2009 is a decision-support tool that provides in-depth analysis of unmet need, physician expectations of new therapies and commercial dynamics to help pharmaceutical companies optimize their investments in drug development.

The report can be purchased by contacting Decision Resources. Members of the media may request an interview with an analyst.

About Decision Resources

Decision Resources (www.decisionresources.com) is a world leader in market research publications, advisory services and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources and master their chosen markets. Decision Resources is a Decision Resources, Inc. company.

About Decision Resources, Inc.

Decision Resources, Inc. is a cohesive portfolio of companies that offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on important sectors of the healthcare industry. Clients rely on this analysis and data to make informed decisions. Please visit Decision Resources, Inc. at www.DecisionResourcesInc.com.

All company, brand or product names contained in this document may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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    Decision Resources                            Decision Resources, Inc.
    Christopher Comfort                           Elizabeth Marshall
    781-296-2597                                  781-296-2563
    ccomfort@dresources.com                       emarshall@dresources.com


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