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  • Worldwide, approximately 85% of all lung cancers are classified as non-small cell lung cancer, with a five-year survival rate of only about 15%.

  • Crizotinibis is designed to treat patients with non-small cell lung cancer who have a so-called ALK-positive genetic alteration, which is believed to account for 3% to 5% of all non-small cell lung cancer patients.

    Pfizer Lung-Cancer Drug Improves Survival Rate

  • Novocure's product is currently being studied in a different clinical trial in newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients in addition to standard treatments as well as in non-small cell lung-cancer patients.

    FDA Panel Backs Experimental Brain-Cancer-Treatment Device

  • Zibotentan's disappointing results in Study 14 follow unsuccessful trials for two other AstraZeneca pills — Recentin in colon cancer and Vandetanib in non-small cell lung cancer.

    Astra's Prostate-Cancer Drug Fails Trial

  • Simcere Pharmaceutical Group created a medicine called Endu, used to treat non-small cell lung cancer.

    Corrections & Amplifications

  • The company is testing its device in other types of cancer, including non-small cell lung cancer.

    FDA clears first-of-a-kind device for brain cancer

  • "Most Chinese pharmaceutical companies invest 1%, or at most 2%, of their revenue in research and development," said Ren Jinsheng , the chairman of Nanjing-based, New York Stock Exchange-listed Simcere Pharmaceutical Group , which created a medicine called Endo, used to treat non-small cell lung cancer, the most common type of lung cancer.

    New Drug Made From Herb, Naturally

  • The Los Angeles company said that compared to an injection of Taxol Abraxane showed "a significant improvement" in the overall response of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

    Medicines Up Despite Gunk Woe

  • In the latest discontinuation, Pfizer was examining the effects of a compound with figitumumab as a second -/third-line treatment in patients with previously treated advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

    Pfizer Disappointed in Study Results for Two Drugs

  • Avastin, an antibody, is approved in the U.S. and Europe for the treatment of advanced stages of colorectal cancer, breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and kidney cancer.

    Roche's Avastin Misses Prostate-Cancer Goal


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