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Nektar drug glows dimly in late-stage breast cancer trial, BEACON

By Michael Fitzhugh
Staff Writer

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Women with advanced breast cancer given the Nektar Therapeutics Inc. drug NKTR-102 (etirinotecan pegol) after earlier cancer treatments lived just 2.1 months longer than those treated with a chemotherapy chosen by their doctors, missing the phase III study's primary endpoint. While subsets of patients fared better, the study failed to achieve statistical significance on primary and secondary endpoints.

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