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: Roche says Herceptin with Pertuzumab "impressive"



From: Reuters
Published May 30, 2008 01:43 AM

Roche says Herceptin with Pertuzumab "impressive"

ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche Holding AG's Herceptin combined with Pertuzumab showed "impressive results" in a Phase II breast cancer trial, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday.

For the Roche statement, click on: http://www.roche.com/home/inv-update-2008-05-30a

The company also cited a late-stage trial showing that Herceptin treatment prevented disease progression in women with aggressive metastatic breast cancer.

In the trial, women with breast cancer received either Herceptin -- which is also known as trastuzumab -- with Xeloda, another Roche drug, or Xeloda alone.

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The data are due to be presented at an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting.

(Reporting by Thomas Atkins; Editing by Paul Bolding)

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