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Feb 27, 2006

Nexavar (Sorafenib) Tablets For Lung Cancer

Nexavar (Sorafenib) Tablets For Lung Cancer
Patients with non-small cell lung cancer may soon have an open trial using Nexavar (sorafenib) tablets in combination with chemotherapy. Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc today announced the initiation of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III clinical trial studying Nexavar (sorafenib) tablets administered in combination with the chemotherapeutic agents carboplatin and paclitaxel in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

This multicenter study will compare the effectiveness of Nexavar in combination with two chemotherapeutic agents namely carboplatin and paclitaxel. The control arm of the study would be just carboplatin and paclitaxel alone. Study co-coordinators are looking forward to enrolling approximately 900 patients. This study will assess overall survival as the primary endpoint. Secondary endpoints would include progression-free survival, tumor response and safety. The study participants may not have received prior systemic anticancer treatment. The study is open to all subtypes of NSCLC including those with squamous cell or adeno carcinomas. Patients in the study will be randomized to receive 400 mg of oral Nexavar twice daily or matching placebo, in addition to carboplatin and paclitaxel for six cycles. After completion of the chemotherapy phase patients will continue in a maintenance phase where Nexavar or placebo will be administered as a single agent. The study will be conducted at more than 130 sites in North America, South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

It is to be noted that Nexavar (sorafenib) has been recently shown to be highly effective in the treatment of renal cell cancer and this drug has been FDA approved for the treatment of renal cell cancer.


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