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New Afatinib (BIBW 2992) Data in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Presented at the 2010 ESMO Congress
Date:10/11/2010

ent options for physicians and their patients." 

About Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and kills more people than any other cancer.  In 2010, approximately 222,250 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, with 157,300 Americans dying from the disease.   NSCLC is the most common form of lung cancer, accounting for about 85% of all lung cancers.(4)  Lung cancer remains an area of high unmet need, especially in its advanced stages where it is particularly aggressive and patients have limited treatment options. There is no FDA-approved therapy for patients with advanced lung cancer who have failed chemotherapy and progressed after treatment with an EGFR TKI.

About Afatinib's Clinical Trial Program: LUX Trial Program

The LUX trial program is a comprehensive and robust program that comprises more than 10 trials conducted across the globe, investigating afatinib in a variety of different solid tumor types, including NSCLC, breast and head and neck cancer.

LUX-Lung 1 is a phase IIb/III trial investigating afatinib plus best supportive care (BSC) versus placebo plus BSC in NSCLC patients who were previously treated with first-line chemotherapy and first-generation EGFR TKIs, erlotinib or gefitinib.

LUX-Lung 2 is a phase II trial evaluating afatinib in NSCLC patients with EGFR mutations, either treatment naïve or after one line of chemotherapy.

In two ongoing global phase III trials, LUX-Lung 3 and LUX-Lung 6, the efficacy and safety of afatinib is compared to standard chemotherapy for first-line treatment of NSCLC patients with EGFR mutations in different geographical regions.

Another trial, LUX-Lung 5, is a global phase III trial in patients previously treated with erlotinib or gefitinib. This is the first randomized phase III trial investigating whether patients who initially benefit from treatment with afatinib alone may
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