Breast Cancer Drugs in Late-Stage Development/Recently Approved

New Drug Approvals

The article is 2012-2013 based and reader discretion is sought to ascertian the stage of approval

Afinitor® (everolimus)

http://newdrugapprovals.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/drug-spotlight-afinitor-everolimus-novartis/

Sponsor: Novartis

Method of Action: Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor

Indications/Phase of Trial: Hepatocellular carcinoma; human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer first-line and second-line; lymphoma; nonfunctional carcinoid tumor (Phase III; all new indications)

Approved in July in U.S., EU for advanced hormone-receptor-positive (HR+) and human epidermal growth factor Receptor 2-negative (HER2-) metastatic breast cancer with exemestane in postmenopausal women who have already received certain other medicines for their cancer

Approved earlier for adults with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET) that cannot be treated with surgery; adults with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) when certain other medicines have not worked; adults with angiomyolipoma, seen with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), when surgery is not required immediately; and adults and children with TSC who have a brain tumor called subependymal giant…

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