Iressa Approval Grows Options for Lung Cancer Patients as AstraZeneca Re-establishes Presence | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – With the US Food and Drug Administration's approval for AstraZeneca's Iressa (gefitinib), metastatic non-small cell lung cancer patients whose tumors have EGFR mutations now have three personalized treatment options.

Importantly for the drug giant, which has been out of the US lung cancer market for a decade, the approval also may serve as a launch pad for it to re-establish its presence with next generation and combination products.

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