Novartis, Antisoma Taking on Avastin in Lung Cancer Market

Novartis, Antisoma Taking on Avastin in Lung Cancer Market

November 20, 2007--Novartis and its partner, Antisoma, announced revised clinical trial plans for their experimental drug ASA404; the new study program pits ASA404 against Roche and Genentech’s blockbuster drug Avastin. Novartis, which licensed rights to ASA404 from Antisoma in April, had originally planned to test the drug only in patients with squamous non-small cell lung cancer, who cannot use Avastin. The new Phase III program will include non-squamous patients too. Reuters 

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