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OSI Pharmaceuticals, Genentech and Roche Announce Interim Clinical Data From Phase II Cancer Studies of the Anti-EGFR Therapy Tarceva™ (OSI-774)

--Data In Non-Small Cell Lung and Head and Neck Cancers Presented At The American Society Of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Meeting--

UNIONDALE, NY, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, and BASEL, SWITZERLAND, May 12, 2001 –


OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSIP), Genentech, Inc. (NYSE: DNA) and Roche announced today updated findings from two ongoing, Phase II clinical studies of the anti-cancer drug candidate Tarceva™ (OSI-774), an inhibitor of the epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase (EGFR). Clinical results presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) demonstrated encouraging anti-cancer activity of Tarceva™ (OSI-774) and its potential utility as a single agent for the treatment of patients with refractory non-small cell lung (NSCLC) and head and neck cancer. The companies also announced that Tarceva™ has been chosen by the alliance as the trademark for OSI-774.

Rest of the article contains details on:

Phase II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Trial

Phase II Head and Neck Cancer Trial

Tarceva™ Safety and Tolerability Data

Tarceva™ Comprehensive Clinical Development Program


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http://www.gene.com/news/2001/20010512-171304.html

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