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New Meta-Analysis Confirms Safety Profile for NeoRecormon in Treating Anaemia in Cancer Patients
Date:6/10/2008

l data were used, which

allowed the conduct of more robust overall analysis and sub-analyses of

groups of special interest, such as those with haemoglobin (Hb) less#

than 11 g/dL.

- It included all 12 prospective, randomised, controlled studies in which

NeoRecormon was compared to placebo or standard treatment

(transfusions, if required) in patients with cancer undergoing

treatment with chemotherapy (7 studies), surgery (2 studies),

radiotherapy (2 studies) or radio-chemotherapy (1 study).

Since NeoRecormon was introduced nearly two decades ago, it has had an established safety and efficacy track record. Studies have confirmed that within its approved licence NeoRecormon has been shown to reduce the need for blood transfusions and to significantly improve quality of life for anaemic patients with cancer being treated with chemotherapy (2)(3)(4).

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References

(1) Br J Cancer advance online publication 10 June 2008;

doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6604408

(2) Br J Cancer. 2003 Apr 7;88(7):988-95

(3) Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2007 Jan;59(1):35-42

(4) J Clin Oncol. 2002 May 15;20(10):2486-94


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