J&J Scores Big With Prostate Cancer Pill
CHICAGO (TheStreet) -- Johnson & Johnson's Zytiga improved survival in "pre-chemo" prostate cancer patients by 33% and more than doubled the time before cancer worsened compared to control, according to results from a phase III study to be presented today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting.
Zytiga, a pill, was first approved in 2011 as a treatment for prostate cancer patients who have previously been treated with chemotherapy. The new data released for the first time Saturday open a much larger commercial opportunity for J&J because if approved, Zytiga will become a treatment option for men with less advanced prostate cancer.
J&J reported Zytiga sales of $200 million, half of those in the U.S., in the first quarter. ...Click to view a price quote on JNJ. Click to research the Drugs industry.
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