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I typically don't post much on pharma as I find the upside limiting, but this dataset was, on first glance, spectacular and potentially life changing for large numbers of patients so I had to post.

In an update on their drug Kisqali combined with endocrine therapy, researchers highlighted a 70.2% survival rate among pre-menopausal women with hormone receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 negative (HR+/HER2-) advanced or metastatic breast cancer 42 months after treatment began. That’s significantly better — with a 27% drop in the risk of death — than the former standard of care, where 46% of patients in the Monaleesa-7 control arm were still alive.

https://endpts.com/asco19-hey-pfizer-novartis-is-going-after...

Hats off to Novartis, they also ran solid trials with patient oriented outcomes: progression free survival! These are the types of trials that we should be looking for. Positive data from large, placebo controlled trials with survival as main outcome.

Great news for patients.

https://www.hcp.novartis.com/products/kisqali/metastatic-bre...
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