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Pfizer faces disappointment with anticancers after more Phase III failures

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Pfizer is facing more disappointment with the development of some of its most advanced anticancers after Sutent (sunitinib) failed two more Phase III trials in advanced breast cancer - which could spell the end for the drug in the disease - and figitumumab (CP-751,871), one of the most advanced insulin growth factor-1 (IGF-1) receptor antagonists in development, failed a second Phase III trial in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).



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