Abraxane Capitalizes on the Resurgence of Chemotherapy Combinations in Pancreatic Cancer at ASCO GI 2013

Over the past decade, advances in the understanding of tumor biology and driving mutations have led to the discoveries of numerous biomarkers and targeted agents that have revolutionized the fight against cancer. With recent news being so heavily centered on these targeted agents, it seems as though people often forget about the value that chemotherapy has provided over the years and, more importantly, that there is still room for improvement in these older regimens to generate significantly better outcomes for patients. Celgene was looking to take advantage of this sentiment when the company acquired Abraxis BioScience and their leading drug candidate, Abraxane®, an injectable suspension of nanoparticle albumin bound (nab)-paclitaxel.

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Source: Oncology Business Review