Navigation Links
Roche/Genentech/Chugai's Herceptin as an Add-On to Standard Chemotherapy Will Become Decision Resources' Clinical Gold Standard in 2013 for the Treatment Of Gastric Cancer
Date:3/8/2010

WALTHAM, Mass., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, for the treatment of gastric cancer, Roche/Genentech/ Chugai's Herceptin as an add-on to standard chemotherapy earns Decision Resources' proprietary clinical gold standard status in 2013, following its approval for the first-line treatment of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive gastric cancer in 2010. Based on clinical data and expert opinion, Herceptin plus chemotherapy has competitive advantages in efficacy relative to other current therapies, and it has shown to significantly improve median overall survival compared with chemotherapy alone.

"Despite the recent approval of Herceptin—the first targeted agent approved for gastric cancer—only HER2-positive patients will be eligible for it. Therefore there is still a very high unmet need for further targeted agents that extend survival of patients," stated Decision Resources Analyst Rachel Webster, Ph.D.

The new report entitled Gastric Cancer (Unresectable): An Emerging Biological Agent Will Take Over as Market Leader in 2013 also finds that a therapy that improves the median overall survival of unresectable gastric cancer patients compared with capecitabine/cisplatin would earn 58 percent patient share in the U.S., according to surveyed U.S. oncologists. In contrast, in Europe, such an agent would earn a lower patient share of 48 percent, according to surveyed European oncologists. The difference in patient share suggests that in Europe, physician prescribing decisions are strongly influenced by reimbursement policies.

"Despite the need for more-efficacious therapies that improve median overall survival and the need for more tolerable therapies that can be used in more patients, reimbursement restrictions in Europe constrain physicians from prescribing novel, premium-priced therapies," added Dr. Webster.

About the Report

Gastric Cancer (Unresectable): An Emerging Biological Agent Will Take Over as Market Leader is a DecisionBase 2010 report. DecisionBase 2010 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. 

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.

    
    
    For more information, contact:
    
    Decision Resources
    Christopher Comfort
    781-296-2597 
    ccomfort@dresources.com

SOURCE Decision Resources

Back to top

RELATED LINKS
http://www.decisionresources.com

'/>"/>

SOURCE Decision Resources
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Herceptin helps women with multiple chromosomes containing HER2 gene, study finds
2. Xeloda(R), Taxotere(R) and Herceptin(R) Combination Study Suggests Clinical Benefit in Invasive Breast Cancer with Shortened Treatment Cycle
3. If Herceptin is Approved in Combination With Other Emerging Therapies it Will be in a Position to Retain Patient Share From Tykerb/Tyverb for the Treatment of HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
4. Mathematical modeling predicts response to Herceptin
5. Routine Testing Would Improve Herceptin Use in Breast Cancer
6. Biosimilars of Rituxan, MabThera, Herceptin and Erbitux will Erode $8.2 Billion in U.S. and European Sales in 2018
7. Herceptin Again Proves Mettle Against Breast Cancer
8. Chemo With Herceptin May Be Best for Some Breast Cancers
9. Mayo Clinic researchers say breast cancer survival improves Herceptin used with chemotherapy
10. Herceptin and Tykerb effective against a subset of gastric cancers
11. Neurotechnologija Releases Smartcard Face-Match Add-on for the Implementation of Biometric Face-on-Smartcard Verification Systems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with clinical associate professor Janice ... of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s Health Conference. The SIU ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional ... action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. ... a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains ... possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to ... dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... The company has developed a suite ... regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, every formula has been developed ... , These products are also: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Soy Free, Non-Dairy*, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Dr. ... recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal ... spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... IRVING, Texas , Oct. 11, 2017  Caris ... science focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, ... Institute has joined Caris, Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as ... leading cancer centers, the St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute ... to advance the use of tumor profiling, making cancer ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... , Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, a ... than $100 billion in purchasing power, today announced a ... information. The Newsroom is the online home ... trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows and events. ... to a wealth of resources at their fingertips, viewers ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Mich. , Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat ... 8th Day Software and Consulting, LLC , and ... 8th Day Software, based in Tennessee ... LLC. 8th Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health ... development. "In an ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: