March 30, 2009
Afinitor approved for advanced kidney cancer
This approval was based on clinical study data that showed that Afinitor, when compared with placebo, more than doubled the time without tumor growth or death in patients with advanced kidney cancer (4.9 versus 1.9 months) and reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 67%. Additional data showed that after 10 months of treatment with Afinitor, approximately 25% of patients still had no tumor growth.
For more information call (888) 4-AFINITOR or visit www.afinitor.com.