AstraZeneca's Iressa May Pave Way For EGFR Inhibitors In Adjuvant Lung Cancer
Study done in China may prompt a change the standard of care in the US to include earlier testing for EGFR mutations after surgery, but is unlikely to change treatment protocols until overall survival data are available.
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