Bayer says Nexavar fails in breast cancer study




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FRANKFURT – German drugmaker Bayer said a Phase III trial of cancer drug Nexavar in patients with advanced did meet its primary endpoint of delaying the progression of the disease.

The study, called Resilience, evaluated Nexavar in combination with chemotherapeutic agent capecitabine, in women with HER2-negative breast cancer.

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Oral drug Nexavar, which Bayer is developing jointly with Amgen, is approved for use against certain types of liver, kidney and thyroid cancer.

details are expected to be presented at an upcoming scientific conference. (Reuters)

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