Genentech (DNA) said late Thursday that its late-stage trial on Avastin in early-stage colon cancer patients passed a recent safety check and it now expects final data a year earlier than previously thought.The South San Francisco-based company said that final efficacy and safety results for the C-08 study will now be available in 2009, rather than 2010, because of speedy data collection, patient enrollment and a higher than planned number of Stage III patients. The phase III, 2,700 patient study - which is being conducted by the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) -- is looking at Avastin plus chemotherapy compared to the chemotherapy alone following surgery in the early-stage colon cancer patient population.
Genentech's Avastin Passes Key Safety Test
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