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  • n. An anticancer drug.


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  • Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, President and CEO: Haruo Naito) today announced preliminary results from a recently completed Phase III study with E7389 (generic name: eribulin mesylate, "eribulin"), discovered and developed by the Company, in patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer.


  • In the past year, two new drugs have been approved -- Halaven (eribulin) and Xgeva (denosumab) -- and others are in clinical trials.

    Dr. Elaine Schattner: Seeing the Metastatic Side of Breast Cancer

  • Eisai Inc. 's eribulin, derived from a sea sponge, improved survival for women with advanced breast cancer and could fill some key treatment gaps.

    Cancer Wins May Be Bigger Than They Seem

  • Eisai Europe seeks EMA approval of eribulin mesylate for locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer


  • Eisai reports global Phase III study results of eribulin mesylate


  • About half of women on eribulin had typical chemotherapy side effects - fatigue, low white blood cell counts, loss of hair, numbness and tingling in different parts of the body.

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  • Median survival was just over 13 months for those on eribulin versus less than 11 months for the others, said study leader Dr. Christopher Twelves, of St. James's Institute of

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  • The breast cancer study tested eribulin, a drug derived from a sea sponge.

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  • "There aren't many drugs that show a survival advantage in this setting," and the amount of benefit seen in this study gives eribulin "a reasonable chance" of being approved, said Dr. Eric Winer, breast cancer chief at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

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  • Two-thirds were given eribulin, and the others received whatever treatment their doctors wanted to try, since there is no standard of care in this situation.

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