Results to be presented at 32nd annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 8, 2010 -- Abraxis BioScience, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABII), a fully integrated biotechnology company, today announced that multiple clinical studies of the chemotherapy agent ABRAXANE® for Injectable Suspension (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin-bound) will be presented at the 32nd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), being held in San Antonio, Texas from December 9 to December 13. Clinical results from investigator-sponsored studies will be reported, including an ongoing study evaluating the combination of lapatinib and nab®-paclitaxel for first-line treatment of HER2+ breast cancer. Additional presentations will highlight analyses of cost of care in metastatic breast cancer patients, as well as the correlation between specific genotypes and treatment response rates.
ABRAXANE is currently approved in the second-line treatment of metastatic breast cancer and Abraxis continues to study the potential of ABRAXANE in areas of high unmet patient needs.
Metastatic breast cancer, also known as stage IV, refers to cancer that has spread to distant organs. In the majority of metastatic breast cancer patients, the metastasis is diagnosed after a cancer has already been treated. However, in about six to ten percent of all breast cancer patients, the cancer has spread to distant organs at the time of the first diagnosis. In the United States, there are 155,000 women and men living with metastatic breast cancer.
Results to be presented at the meeting include:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved ABRAXANE for Injectable Suspension (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin-bound) in January 2005 for the treatment of breast cancer after failure of combination chemotherapy for metastatic disease or relapse within six months of adjuvant chemotherapy. Prior therapy should have included an anthracycline unless clinically contraindicated. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted orphan-drug designation for ABRAXANE for the treatment of pancreatic cancer in September 2009 and stage IIb to IV melanoma in October 2009. For the full prescribing information for ABRAXANE please visit www.abraxane.com.
About Abraxis BioScience, Inc.
Abraxis BioScience is a fully integrated global biotechnology company dedicated to the discovery, development and delivery of next-generation therapeutics and core technologies that offer patients safer and more effective treatments for cancer and other critical illnesses. The company's portfolio includes the world's first and only protein-bound nanoparticle chemotherapeutic compound (ABRAXANE®), which is based on the company's proprietary tumor targeting technology known as the nab®platform. The first FDA approved product to use this nab®platform, ABRAXANE, was launched in 2005 for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer and is now approved in 38 countries. The company continues to expand the nab®platform through a robust clinical program and deep product pipeline. Abraxis trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol ABII. For more information about the company and its products, please visit www.abraxisbio.com.
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