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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 Dec
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