Quick Facts
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg
Share SHARE

EU Approves Roche's Perjeta To Treat Metastatic Breast Cancer

Roche announced that it has received approval from European regulators for its perjeta drug to help treat breast cancer.

The approval comes from the European Medicines Agency and covers patients with previously untreated HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. The drug is approved in combination with two other treatments - Herceptin and docetaxel - in adult patients who have not received previous anti-HER2 therapy or chemotherapy for their metastatic disease.

The European approval comes after a late-stage trial showed that the combination of perjeta, Herceptin and chemotherapy provided patients with a median of 6.1 months longer without their disease worsening. It also provided a 34 percent reduction in the risk of death compared to Herceptin and chemotherapy alone.

The company said that perjeta is now approved in the EU, the U.S., and Switzerland for the treatment of people with this form of breast cancer. Further country approvals are anticipated during 2013.

Click here to receive FREE breaking news email alerts for Roche Holding AG and others in your portfolio

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
LinkedIn Corp., the world's largest online professional network, said Thursday after the markets closed that it swung to a second quarter loss, hurt by higher costs and expenses even as revenue surged 47%. However, the company's quarterly earnings per share, excluding items, came in above analysts' expectations as did its quarterly revenue. Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (KRA), Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $11.1 million or $0.33 per share, up from $3.8 million or $0.12 per share last year. Adjusted earnings improved to $0.46 per share from $0.15 per share last year. Revenues for the quarter dropped to $323.8... Organic grocer Whole Foods Market, Inc. said Wednesday after the markets closed that its third quarter profit rose 6.3% from last year, as same-store sales increased 3.9%. The company's quarterly earnings per share also came in above analysts' expectations, but its quarterly sales fell shy of analyst' forecast.
comments powered by Disqus
FREE Newsletters, Analysis & Alerts

 

Stay informed with our FREE daily Newsletters and real-time breaking News Alerts. Sign up to receive the latest information on business news, health, technology, biotech, market analysis, currency trading and more.