FDA OKs GSK’s Tykerb for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer; GSK to Expand Drug to Other Cancer Populations
 
GlaxoSmithKline announced this week that the United States Food and Drug Administration has approved Tykerb (lapatinib) in combination with Xeloda for the treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer who have received prior therapy including an anthracycline, a taxane, and trastuzumab.
 

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