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Merck Serono's new anticancer cilengitide shows efficacy signal in lung cancer

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Executive Summary

Merck Serono's (Merck KGaA) first-in-class anticancer, the integrin inhibitor cilengitide, demonstrated similar median progression-free and overall survival at the highest tested dose as docetaxel chemotherapy in a randomised Phase II trial in second-line non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). These findings support its development in the difficult-to-treat disease, according to the company.



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