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Canada OKs Schering-Plough Cancer Drug

Posted on: 02/02/2006

Canada OKs Schering-Plough Cancer Drug

Feb. 2, 2006, 12:33PM

© 2006 The Associated Press

KENILWORTH, N.J. — Schering-Plough Corp. said Thursday that Canadian regulators approved its Temodal cancer drug for use with radiation therapy in treating the most common type of brain tumor.

The drug, known generically as temozolomide and sold in the United States as Temodar, was approved for patients with glioblastoma multiforme, a form of malignant brain cancer. The drug was already sold in Canada to treat another type of brain tumor.

Schering-Plough said the therapy significantly extended the lives of study patients who took it together with radiation.

U.S. regulators approved temozolomide for glioblastoma multiforme in March.

Schering-Plough's shares rose a penny to $19.18 in midday trading on the New York Stock Exchange.


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