Roche Holding AG and AstraZeneca PLC Face Tussle Over Lung Cancer Pills; Roche To Start New Trial With Tarceva In Lung Cancer

Published: Apr 24, 2009

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ZURICH (Dow Jones)--Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche Holding AG (ROG.VX) said Friday it will start a new trial for Tarceva in lung cancer patients with a certain form of gene mutation, challenging a similar drug candidate from U.K.-rival AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) that got a positive European Union panel recommendation Thursday.

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