Is Tykerb GSK's cancer breakthrough?

You win some, you lose some. While the FDA was dashing cold water on GlaxoSmithKline's HPV vaccine, breast cancer researchers were revealing studies that may drive Tykerb sales upward. Presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, one new trial showed that Tykerb cut breast cancer stem cells, helping to eradicate the disease in some patients. Another study showed that using Tykerb as part of a drug cocktail shrank metastatic brain tumors by at least 20 percent.

Meanwhile, European regulators gave the drug a conditional thumbs-up. The FDA approved Tykerb for use against advanced breast cancer last spring. Right now, the $47 billion cancer market is dominated by Roche and Genentech. If Glaxo could get a firm foothold with Tykerb, it may make some inroads.

- see the release
- take a look at the the brain tumor news
- read the EMEA news
- get more from the Houston Chronicle

ALSO: Take a look at GSK's pipeline. Report

Related Articles:
GSK shakes up R&D. Report
FDA scolds GSK for hyping cancer drug. Report
Tykerb gains priority review. Report
GSK stakes claim to ASCO spotlight. Report
GSK halts cancer trial on positive data. Report


Using AI and RWD to Uncover Rare Disease Insights, Accelerate Commercialization and Improve Patient Outcomes

Wednesday, March 24 | 2pm ET / 11am PT

Learn how transformed real world data into real world insights to assist Audentes in their development of AT132 for the treatment of XLMTM. The session reviews how IPM.ia and Audentes collaborated to uncover the XLMTM patient population.