Friday, March 26, 2010

Roche looking to expand oncology

At their recent investor conference Roche announced that they plan to increase their presence in oncology. They're currently the leading player in the oncology sector, as 53% of their 2009 sales came from that sector. Their current pipeline for oncology includes: several new drugs such as pertuzumab and T–DM1 for HER2-positive breast cancer, RG7204 for the treatment of malignant melanoma, GA101/RG7159 for chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and RG3616 for the treatment of advanced basal cell carcinoma and potentially other cancers such as colorectal cancer.

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