Roche says drug slows spread of lymphatic cancer

12/8/2003 | Reuters

Roche Holding AG said its MabThera drug, when used with standard chemotherapy, almost doubles the time for the slow form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma to worsen compared with chemotherapy alone. Roche said the drug may provide hope for a "durable remission" for some patients, and the firm plans to seek regulatory approval for the new use in early 2004.

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