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Sanofi-aventis and Regeneron Report Top-line Results from Phase III Study with aflibercept (VEGF Trap) in Second-Line Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Date:3/10/2011

combination with docetaxel and prednisone (Phase III).  An interim analysis is expected to be conducted by an Independent Data Monitoring Committee in mid 2011; final results are anticipated in 2012.
  • AFFIRM: First-line treatment in metastatic colorectal cancer in combination with 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) (Phase II).  Final results are expected during the second half of 2011.

  • About Aflibercept Aflibercept (VEGF Trap) is an investigational angiogenesis inhibitor with a unique mechanism of action.  This fusion protein binds all forms of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-A (VEGF-A), as well as VEGF-B and placental growth factor (PIGF), additional angiogenic growth factors that appear to play a role in tumor angiogenesis and inflammation.  Aflibercept has been shown to bind VEGF-A, VEGF-B and PlGF with higher affinity than their natural receptors.

    About Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)According to the World Health Organization, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women (1.4 million in 2008) world-wide.(1)  Lung cancer is classified as either small cell or non-small cell (most common form).(2)  Non-small cell lung cancer typically grows at a slower rate than small cell lung cancer.(3)

    About sanofi-aventis Oncology Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Vitry, France, sanofi-aventis Oncology is translating science into effective cancer therapeutics to address unmet medical needs for patients with cancer.  Starting with a deep understanding of the mechanisms by which cancer develops, grows and spreads, the company employs innovative approaches in drug discovery, clinical development and partnerships to bring the right medicines to the right patients with the goal of helping cancer patients live healthier and longer lives.

    Sanofi-aventis Oncology is committed to the pursuit of science and innovative cancer thera
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