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35th ESMO Congress: Milan, Italy (FieraMilanoCity), 8-12 October 2010 - Press Programme Curtain Raiser
Date:10/4/2010

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Abiraterone acetate improves survival in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: Phase-III results (embargo: 11 October, 15:00 Milan time)

Patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who have progressed after chemotherapy live significantly longer if treated with the drug abiraterone acetate compared to placebo, the results of a large Phase-III clinical trial confirm.

C.H. Yang, TW

Final results from landmark trial confirm survival benefits of EGFR mutations in lung cancer (embargo: 11 October, 15:00 Milan time)

Mature results from a landmark Phase-III trial have confirmed that patients with EGFR mutation-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer have better overall survival when treated with gefitinib or chemotherapy than patients whose tumors do not carry such mutations.

V. Miller, US

Afatinib benefits lung cancer patients whose cancer progressed after treatment with EGFR inhibitors (embargo: 11 October, 15:00 Milan time)

Lung cancer patients who have already been treated with the EGFR inhibitors erlotinib or gefitinib seem to gain further benefits in terms of progression-free survival and tumor shrinkage when treated with the new drug afatinib, the results of a Phase-IIb/III trial show.

T. Perren, UK

Promising early results suggest bevacizumab adds survival benefit in newly diagnosed ovarian cancer (embargo: 11 October, 15:00 Milan time)

Early results from a large Phase-III trial suggest that adding bevacizumab to chemotherapy as a treatment for newly diagnosed ovarian cancer reduces the risk of disease progression during the first year of treatment.

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