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Lilly to Unveil More Than 30 Studies at Premier Lung Cancer Meeting
Date:7/27/2009

INDIANAPOLIS, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company continues to lead the way in advancing lung cancer treatment. On the heels of new FDA and European Commission approvals for ALIMTA((R)) (pemetrexed for injection) as a treatment for nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the maintenance setting, the company will release findings from more than 30 lung cancer studies at the 13th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in San Francisco, Calif., from July 31 to Aug. 4, 2009. WCLC is sponsored by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Data will feature Lilly's ALIMTA and GEMZAR((R)) (gemcitabine HCl for injection).

"Our goal is - and has always been - to improve treatment options for individual patients," said Richard Gaynor, M.D., Lilly vice president, cancer research and global oncology platform leader. "In lung cancer in particular, histology provides us with one way to tailor treatment with ALIMTA for patients living with nonsquamous NSCLC."

ALIMTA, launched in 2004, continues to be evaluated in a number of NSCLC treatment settings. At WCLC, the company will share data involving ALIMTA-based regimens in combination with radiation for inoperable stage IIIA/B NSCLC.

Globally, lung cancer impacts more than 3 million people and is one of the most common cancers worldwide, accounting for 1.2 million new cases annually.(i)

Studies of note for ALIMTA include:

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