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Bayer Announces New Data on Oncology Portfolio To Be Presented at the ECCO-ESMO Congress 2009
Date:9/16/2009

BERLIN, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare today announced that data from more than 30 clinical trials evaluating three products in the company's oncology portfolio - Nexavar(R) (sorafenib) tablets, regorafenib (BAY 73-4506) and Alpharadin(TM) - will be presented at the joint 15th European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) and 34th European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Multidisciplinary Congress, September 20-24, 2009 in Berlin, Germany.

"Bayer is committed to discovering and developing innovative cancer-fighting therapies, and as a global organization with widespread reach and impact, we are able to apply our experience, knowledge and passion to offer treatments that may make life better for cancer patients across the globe," said Rob Rosen, Head of the Therapeutic Area Oncology at Bayer HealthCare. "While much progress has been made in the treatment of cancer, there is still an unmet medical need for improved therapies that may help patients manage their disease, ultimately treating cancer as a chronic illness, rather than a devastating disease."

Nexavar Data Highlights

Nexavar is currently approved in more than 80 countries for the treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or liver cancer, and in more than 90 countries for the treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), or kidney cancer. Even though these indications are well established, the utility of Nexavar continues to be evaluated in these tumor types, with ongoing studies examining special patient populations and long-term use. Data on these indications being presented at ECCO-ESMO include results from two Phase III studies evaluating Nexavar in HCC and six studies examining Nexavar in RCC.

In addition to its current indications, Nexavar continues to be evaluated as a single agent or combination treatment in a wide range of cancers, including
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