Navigation Links
For Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer, Avastin Will Face Increasing Competition From Erbitux in Europe, Most Notably in Spain
Date:12/7/2009

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, despite its dominance in early lines of metastatic colorectal cancer treatment, Roche/Chugai's Avastin will face increasing competition from Bristol-Myers Squibb/Eli Lilly/Merck KGaA's Erbitux in Germany, France and Spain.

The new Special European Physician & Payer Forum report entitled Metastatic Colorectal Cancer in Europe: Changing Dynamics in Light of Increasing Segmentation and New Therapeutic Options finds that more than half of surveyed oncologists in Germany, France and Spain indicate that the existence of a validated biomarker for Erbitux has decreased their prescribing of Avastin in a subpopulation of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Sales of Erbitux in these countries will be driven by its use to treat patients with wild-type KRAS (Kirsten rat sarcoma 2 viral oncogene) metastatic colorectal cancer. However, the existence of a validated biomarker for Erbitux has not had a significant impact on the prescribing of Avastin in Italy, which is likely due to the currently low levels of KRAS testing in this country.

"More than half of oncologists in France and Italy say they use Avastin-containing regimens as first-line treatment in patients known to have wild-type KRAS metastatic colorectal cancer, despite a valid biomarker proving the efficacy of Erbitux in this population," said Decision Resources Analyst Marcus Hoyle, B.Sc. "However, in Spain, the majority of oncologists say they use Erbitux-containing regimens in this setting, which is most likely due to the high levels of KRAS testing in Spain as compared to other countries."

The report finds that reimbursement of KRAS testing varies between the European countries surveyed. In France and Spain, KRAS testing is reimbursed but i
'/>"/>

SOURCE Decision Resources
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Reclast(R) Receives US FDA Approval as First and Only Once-Yearly Treatment for Women With Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
2. ADVENTRX Announces Fast Track Designation Granted By the FDA For CoFactor For the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
3. The Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) and Proteolix Initiate Phase 2 Clinical Trial Investigating Carfilzomib for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
4. Millennium Initiates Clinical Trial to EVOLVE the Treatment of Patients with Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma
5. Sixty-One Percent of Newly Diagnosed Parkinsons Disease Patients Do Not Receive Any Drug Treatment in the First Year of Diagnosis
6. Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Announce Receipt of an FDA Action Letter for Bifeprunox, an Investigational Treatment for Schizophrenia
7. TaiGen Biotechnology Successfully Completes Patient Recruitment for Phase II Trial of Nemonoxacin for Treatment of Adult Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)
8. Wyeths Torisel and Roche/Genentechs Avastin Will Challenge Pfizers Sutent to Become the Clinical Gold Standard for Treatment of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma
9. TorreyPines Therapeutics Completes Patient Enrollment in Phase IIb Clinical Trial of Tezampanel for the Treatment of Acute Migraine Headache
10. Many Heart Attack Patients Dont Get Best Emergency Treatment
11. New Study Proves That Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Treatment Yields Successful Long-Term Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014  Aptuit LLC announces that Aptuit SSCI, ... , has enhanced its capabilities in the areas ... large molecules, including biologic drugs, metabolites, and polymers, ... mass spectrometer. In making the announcement, ... "The expanded large molecule capability enhances our early ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014   Memorial Hermann Health ... Cancer Center today announced a new partnership to provide ... of community breast care centers in the greater ... MD Anderson will become the exclusive provider of professional breast ... centers, located in Memorial City, The Woodlands ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Texas , Aug. 21, 2014  Vermillion, Inc. ... focused on gynecologic cancers and women,s health, has appointed ... Sales and Managed Markets. Ms. Bauzon has ... and expanding payer coverage for laboratory services companies. She ... recently with PerkinElmer, Inc., where she held the position ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Aptuit SSCI Adds Ultra High Resolution Q-TOF Mass Spectrometer for Large & Small Molecule Analyses 2Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson join forces to provide enhanced breast imaging services throughout the Greater Houston Region 2Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson join forces to provide enhanced breast imaging services throughout the Greater Houston Region 3Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson join forces to provide enhanced breast imaging services throughout the Greater Houston Region 4Vermillion Appoints Holly B. Bauzon as VP of Sales and Managed Markets 2
... April 21 Tomato products may protect against ... recent multi-center, randomized, controlled trial on the effects ... in overweight and obese men and women, presented ... Giordano, Ph.D. on April 19, 2009 at the ...
... Leads to Weight Loss, Lower Blood Sugar and Improved A1CHORSHAM, ... a leading weight loss program that delivers to your door, ... loss program designed specifically for the approximately 24 million Americans ... are at risk for diabetes. In a clinical study ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Processed Tomato Products May Protect Against Inflammation, According to a Study Presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting 2Processed Tomato Products May Protect Against Inflammation, According to a Study Presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting 3New Weight Loss Hope for People with Diabetes 2New Weight Loss Hope for People with Diabetes 3New Weight Loss Hope for People with Diabetes 4New Weight Loss Hope for People with Diabetes 5New Weight Loss Hope for People with Diabetes 6
(Date:8/21/2014)... (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 The ... 10th anniversary and a national voice in the ... in health disparities during the 112th National Medical ... Distinguished honorees included: , John Ruffin, Ph.D, former ... and Health Disparities, whose life-long career and innovations ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... objectify a woman is to focus on her body ... rather than viewing her as a complete human being ... considered a problem in the media, how does it ... Psychology of Women Quarterly , a SAGE journal, finds ... related to higher incidents of sexual pressure and coercion., ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 Xarelto lawsuit ( http://www.xareltolawsuitcenter.com/ ) ... suffer uncontrollable internal bleeding and other serious injuries continue ... According to court documents, a wrongful death lawsuit was ... District of New York by the family of a ... that was allegedly caused by Xarelto. Among other thing, ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... Transparency Market Research “Home Audio Equipment (Product Types - ... home audio accessories) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, ... market was valued at USD 15.94 billion in 2012 ... 2019, growing at a CAGR of 3.7% from 2013 ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Addiction Centers, a leading national provider of inpatient substance ... addiction, has been named to the Inc. 500 List ... is ranked 7th on the “Top 20 Tennessee Companies” ... in the “Nashville Metro Area” sub-category. With a three-year ... ascended to number 474 on the larger list of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute Honors Three Outstanding Leaders in Health Disparities 2Health News:Objectification in romantic relationships related to sexual pressure and coercion 2Health News:Xarelto Lawsuits Mount With New Filing in New York Federal Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Xarelto Lawsuits Mount With New Filing in New York Federal Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Xarelto Lawsuits Mount With New Filing in New York Federal Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Home Audio Equipment Market Expected to Reach USD 20.68 Billion in 2019 2Health News:Home Audio Equipment Market Expected to Reach USD 20.68 Billion in 2019 3Health News:American Addiction Centers Named to Inc. 500 List Recognition for Three-Year Sales Growth of 995% 2
... become less expensive and easier in India as a ... detected with the help of polyfex stent, and Fuji ... gastrointestinal cancer claiming too many lives in the country, ... (SGEI) Randhir Sud. ,The cost of ...
... Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the ... unique conference to apprise the world of the progress made ... the light of epidemics like SARS, the H5N1 bird flu ... ,More than a 100 scientists from China, the ...
... Indian origin to receive a license to practice privately in Germany’s ... sees as many as 100 patients per day starting from 7:30 ... practice is estimated at US$ 5 million. // ,What ... has happened in a ‘non-immigration country’ that permits expatriate doctors, but ...
... to stay has made it necessary for health teams to ... University Medical Center has pioneered the use of a baby ... quickly to infants in distress from any chemical weapons attacks ... Health and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has ...
... Indian State of Kerala leads the rest of the nation. The ... life expectancy, infant mortality and birth rate are concerned. //The birth ... it is at 24.80 for the entire nation. Likewise, the death ... country and infant mortality is at 11, far lower than the ...
... medical officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, has announced the introduction ... programme , with a motive to prevent children from ... ,The pneumococcal infection, upon entering the blood stream, ... (blood poisoning) and pneumonia. Almost 50 young lives under ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:East And West Meet Under The Aegis of NY Academy Of Sciences' 2Health News:Pneumococcal Vaccine: Childhood Immunization Programme has a new recruit 2
... a world leader in precision optics ... its new Universal Epi-Fluorescence Reflected Light ... microscope models, including the E600, E600FN, ... Epi Illuminator provides superior fluorescence imaging ...
... incorporates a Progressive Scan 1/3" CCD with square ... 768 (V) XGA. Whats more the XCD-X710CR uses ... a "Bayer filter") and outputs the "raw color" ... be converted to a color image on the ...
... digital camera incorporates a Progressive Scan 1/3" ... sensitivity (1024 x 768 XGA pixel resolution). ... B/W images and features an easy-to-use asynchronous ... from 1/100,000 to 17.5 second, allowing for ...
... monochrome " 1.3 Megapixel FireWire camera suitable ... to simplify real-time uncompressed video display and ... video and digital still-image quality in an ... ideal for industrial inspection tasks involving brightfield ...
Medicine Products: