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Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation's Afatinib Shows Benefits for EGFR Mutation Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Across Various Efficacy Endpoints



8/1/2013 9:14:52 AM

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Afatinib* shows benefits for EGFR mutation positive non-small cell lung cancer patients across various efficacy endpoints

INGELHEIM, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Data from the LUX-Lung clinical trial programme, investigating afatinib in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), have been published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. These data include results from the pivotal LUX-Lung 3 Phase III registration trial which show that afatinib delays tumour growth and improves disease-related symptoms and quality of life compared to standard chemotherapy, when used to treat patients with EGFR mutation positive NSCLC.

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