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Nexavar Data to be Presented at 46th American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting
Date:5/20/2010

ination with Capecitabine in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer.
  • Patricia Gomez, M.D., Breast Cancer Center, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
  • Abstract 1083, General Poster Session, Breast Cancer Track
  • Saturday, June 5, 2010, 2:00-6:00 p.m., S Hall A2

"With more than 70 investigator and company sponsored studies being presented at ASCO, we look forward to continuing our work with investigators to understand how Nexavar may fit into other areas of the therapeutic landscape, particularly with respect to how biomarkers status may guide selection of therapy, which is a step toward personalized medicine," said Ted W. Love, M.D., Executive Vice President and Head of Research and Development at Onyx Pharmaceuticals.  

Nexavar's Differentiated Mechanism

Nexavar, an oral anti-cancer therapy, is currently approved in more than 90 countries for liver cancer where it remains the only approved systemic agent proven to extend survival and in more than 95 countries for the treatment of patients with advanced kidney cancer.  Nexavar inhibits processes involved in both the tumor cell and tumor vasculature.  In preclinical studies, Nexavar has been shown to inhibit members of two classes of kinases thought to be involved in both cell proliferation (growth) and angiogenesis (blood supply) – two important processes that enable cancer growth.  These kinases included Raf kinase, VEGFR-1, VEGFR-2, VEGFR-3, PDGFRB, KIT, FLT-3 and RET.  

Nexavar is also being evaluated by other companies, international study groups, government agencies a
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SOURCE Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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