Gilead Data Suggest Targeted Cancer Drugs Coming of Age
BioWorld Today Staff Writer
Gilead Science Inc.'s oral targeted cancer drug, idelalisib (GS-1101), made a splash last week when the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) unveiled thousands of abstracts scheduled for presentation at next week's annual meeting in Chicago. In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Jennifer R. Brown, director of the Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, provided Phase I findings suggesting idelalisib, as a single agent, has the potential to stave off the need for additional treatments for relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
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