Pfizer’s New Drug Shows Potential to Prevent Metastatic Disease

Pfizer’s New Drug Shows Potential to Prevent Metastatic Disease

Pfizer, the largest research-based pharmaceutical company in the world, has developed a new drug dubbed PD 0332991. It is being claimed after a trial of the same that it has the potential to stop aggressive breast cancer in progress.

The team says that the occurrence of the same is prevented for more than two years i. e. for a median of 26.1 months. However, if femara is given alone, patients could prevent the development of an incurable form of the disease for only 7.5 months.

The findings had been recently presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, which had involved some 165 patients with metastatic disease. All of them were given PD 0332991 along with Novartis (NOVN) AG's Femara.

Metastatic disease is the one in which cancer tends to spread to all other body parts of the patients, the report finds in the meanwhile. The same needs to be addressed sooner as possible since thousands of women are living with devastating conditions and dying as well.

It was noted that the drug was effective as well as safe. However, a larger trial is now being urged so as to confirm the benefits. "There will be gaps in our knowledge of how to give it and when. We're trying to move forward with a thoughtful, methodical approach", sources quoted Rothenberg as avowing.


FrenchTribune Specials

Sandstone Shapes are caused by Gravity

In an experiment, published in Nature Geoscience, Geologists have discovered that it is gravity that gives dramatic natural sandstone monuments their shape.

For the experiment, an unusual "locked sand" dug from a Czech quarry was used to study cubes of sand. This was indeed very tough to study as natural slabs of sandstone take over...

Most Popular

US marks 45 years since lunar landing

US space enthusiasts are marking the forty five years of...

NASA Celebrates 45th Moon Landing Anniversary

On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong walked...

Obama Administration Approves Seismic Testing in Atlantic to Find Oil

The Obama administration has finally given a green...

Several Sexually Active U.S. Young Adults Not Tested for HIV

A Government report informed thata high percentage of...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: