Xeloda is a drug used to treat stage III colon cancer in patients who had surgery to remove the cancer. It is also used to treat metastatic breast cancer that has not improved after treatment with certain other anticancer drugs. Xeloda is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It is taken up by cancer cells and breaks down into 5-fluorouracil, a substance that kills tumor cells. Xeloda is a type of antimetabolite. Also called capecitabine.
Bowel cancer survival rates could be improved if chemotherapy drugs were delivered via tiny nanoparticles to the diseased organs rather than oral treatment.
Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today reported study results showing the addition of tucatinib to capecitabine (Xeloda) and trastuzumab (Herceptin) significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer, with and without brain metastasis according to results of the HER2CLIMB clinical trial.
A drug developed 50 years ago and abandoned because it was considered to be too toxic has gained a second life in an international clinical trial. Research led by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute showed the drug and a potentiating agent lengthened the lives of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, all of whom had exhausted available standard treatments.
Mylan Inc. today announced that it has launched Capecitabine Tablets USP, 150 mg and 500 mg, the generic version of Genentech's Xeloda Tablets. Mylan received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application for this product, which is indicated as monotherapy, adjuvant therapy and combination therapy for certain types of breast, colon and colorectal cancers.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announces the launch of the generic equivalent to Xeloda (Capecitabine) Tablets, 150 MG and 500 MG, in the United States. Xeloda is marketed by Genentech in the United States.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic version of Xeloda (capecitabine), an oral chemotherapy pill used to treat cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic), and metastatic breast cancer.
Results from the first large, global Phase III study of Halaven (eribulin mesylate) Injection in patients with early-stage metastatic breast cancer were presented today during the 2012 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
ImmunoGen, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that develops anticancer products using its Targeted Antibody Payload (TAP) technology and antibody expertise, today announced the presentation of overall survival (OS) data from the trastuzumab emtansine Phase III trial, EMILIA.
ImmunoGen, Inc., a biotechnology company that develops anticancer products using its Targeted Antibody Payload (TAP) technology and antibody expertise, today announced that Roche has reported that updated results from its EMILIA Phase III trial show that patients treated with trastuzumab emtansine had a significant improvement in OS compared to those randomized to standard-of-care therapy.
ImmunoGen, Inc., a biotechnology company with a proprietary Targeted Antibody Payload (TAP) technology, today announced results from the trastuzumab emtansine Phase III EMILIA trial conducted by Roche.
Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, today announced that the Phase III EMILIA study of trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) met its co-primary endpoint of a significant improvement in the time people with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (mBC) lived without their disease getting worse (progression-free survival, PFS).
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. reported today that the Phase 3 "X-PECT" clinical trial evaluating perifosine (KRX-0401) + capecitabine (Xeloda) in patients with refractory advanced colorectal cancer did not meet the primary endpoint of improving overall survival versus capecitabine + placebo.
Aeterna Zentaris Inc. today announced that the Phase 3 "X-PECT" (Xeloda + Perifosine Evaluation in Colorectal cancer Treatment) clinical trial evaluating perifosine + capecitabine (Xeloda) in patients with refractory advanced colorectal cancer did not meet the primary endpoint of improving overall survival versus capecitabine + placebo.
ImmunoGen, Inc., a biotechnology company that develops anticancer products using its Targeted Antibody Payload (TAP) technology, today announced that Roche has announced positive topline results from its trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) EMILIA Phase III trial.
Mylan Inc. today announced that it has entered into a settlement and license agreement with Hoffman La Roche Inc. resolving litigation related to XELODA Tablets, 150 mg and 500 mg, USP, known generically as Capecitabine Tablets.
Aeterna Zentaris Inc. today announced the completion of patient recruitment for the ongoing Phase 3 trial with perifosine in refractory advanced colorectal cancer.
team of researchers led by Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) oncologist Heinz-Josef Lenz, M.D., has identified a genetic marker that may predict which patients with rectal cancer can be cured by certain chemotherapies when combined with surgery.
Medicare confirmed on Thursday that it would continue to pay for two expensive cancer drugs that had been at the center of debate — Avastin from Genentech for breast cancer and Provenge from Dendreon for prostate cancer.
Accelerated Community Oncology Research Network, Inc., reported positive results of a large double-blind, randomized Phase 2b trial in patients with breast cancer at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 47th annual meeting in Chicago, June 3-7.
Cytheris SA, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on research and development of new therapies for immune modulation, the Centre Léon Bérard, the major cancer research and treatment center for the Rhône-Alpes region of France, and ImmunID Technologies SAS, a diagnostic company specialized in innovative immunomonitoring tests and services, today announced initiation of a Phase IIa clinical trial that will evaluate multiple combinations of recombinant human interleukin-7, the investigational multifunctional cytokine under development by Cytheris, and a chemotherapeutic agent, XELODA, in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.