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ASCO 2013: Boehringer Ingelheim to Present Data Across Multiple Cancers, Including Different Treatment Settings for Advanced NSCLC
Date:5/15/2013

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) today announced the upcoming presentation of data from 14 abstracts involving three of the company's investigational oncology compounds – afatinib*, nintedanib* and volasertib*. Results – to be presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, May 31-June 4, 2013 – are from Boehringer Ingelheim's robust oncology pipeline and demonstrate the company's commitment to the oncology community and patients through the research and development of new anti-cancer compounds. 

Data include results from three Phase III trials of nintedanib and afatinib across different populations of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC):

  • The LUME-Lung 1 trial (abstract #LBA8011): evaluating nintedanib in combination with a standard second-line chemotherapy (docetaxel) in patients with advanced NSCLC following treatment with first-line chemotherapy.  This presentation was accepted as a late-breaker.
  • The LUME-Lung 2 trial (abstract #8034): evaluating nintedanib in combination with a standard chemotherapy (pemetrexed) in patients with advanced NSCLC after relapse or failure of first-line chemotherapy.
  • The LUX-Lung 6 trial (abstracts #8016 & 8061): evaluating afatinib compared to a standard chemotherapy (gemcitabine and cisplatin) as first-line treatment in Asian patients with advanced NSCLC who have an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation.
  • "There are many scientific questions that remain unanswered in the care of patients with cancer, particularly with complex diseases such as lung cancer where there are many different subtypes," said Berthold Greifenberg , MD, vice president, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Oncology, Boehringer I
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