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Recentin Falls Short Against Avastin as an Initial Treatment of Colon Cancer

March 8, 2010 -- AstraZeneca PLC said Monday that its cancer drug Recentin failed in a head to head late stage trial with Roche AG's Avastin in tests for use as an initial treatment against colon cancer.

The London-based drug company said it will wait for the results of a second study on Recentin -- this time testing its effectiveness in combination with chemotherapy compared with chemotherapy alone -- before deciding whether to submit the drug to regulators for marketing approval.

Source: The Associated Press

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