Roche’s ‘success’ with its big Perjeta/Herceptin PhIII falls flat at ASCO, but it’s a boost for Puma
CHICAGO — Roche heralded a success for its closely-watched combination breast cancer study of Perjeta and Herceptin at ASCO on Monday, but once the data came into focus there didn’t seem to be much to cheer about at the pharma giant.
The two drugs together performed better than Herceptin alone in improving patients’ odds of preventing a recurrence of the disease — by a margin of 0.9%. After three years of therapy the score was 94.1% survival in the combo arm with a 93.2% score for Herceptin.
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