Lung Cancer Drug Delays Disease More Than a Year

An experimental lung cancer pill from AstraZeneca delays disease progression by more than a year, according to new data presented at European Lung Cancer Conference.

An experimental lung cancer pill from AstraZeneca delays disease progression by more than a year, according to new data presented at a medical meeting on Friday.

AZD9291, which the company expects to file for US approval in the second quarter of 2015, is one of a number of cancer medicines AstraZeneca is hoping will rebuild its sales following patent losses on older drugs.

An analysis presented at the European Lung Cancer Conference in Geneva demonstrated a median progression-free survival for patients on the drug of 13.5 months.

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