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Neratinib beats Herceptin in breast cancer trial; Puma’s stock soars

By Catherine Shaffer
Staff Writer

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Positive results in a Phase II trial of its breast cancer drug neratinib sent stock in Puma Biotechnology Inc. skyrocketing 68 percent Thursday. In the trial, a combination of neratinib and Taxol unexpectedly outperformed a Herceptin/Taxol combination by 18 percent to 19 percent, according to analyst estimates.

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