"....The Roche drug and ipilimumab, an experimental drug for advanced melanoma being developed by U.S. group Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY.N), promise new hope for patients who have so far had few options.
Roche had previously said it was aiming to file for approval of the medicine, which it has been developing with privately held Plexxikon, for approval in the second half and was hoping to launch the drug late next year or in early 2013.
The submissions are based on two studies.
The BRIM3 trial showed the drug helps patients live longer and also extends the period in which their disease does not get worse compared with those taking dacarbazine, the current standard of care, while the BRIM2 trial showed vemurafenib shrank tumours in 52 percent of trial participants.
Full data from the BRIM3 study and updated data from the BRIM2 trial will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology next month. ($1 = 0.9607 Swiss francs) (Editing by Dan Lalor and Greg Mahlich).."
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.