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Eisai Will Try For Halaven Label Expansion, Despite Phase III Failure

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Even though Eisai’s Halaven showed an unprecedented overall survival effect in a very tough-to-treat breast cancer population, the drug appears to have flopped in a head-to-head study against Xeloda in an earlier line of therapy. Nevertheless, Eisai vows to pursue a regulatory filing that would expand the drug’s label, as planned.

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