Lilly's Cyramza misses liver-cancer target

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Eli Lilly's gastric cancer drug Cyramza, previously known as ramucirumab, failed to hit its Phase-III targets among liver-cancer patients using the drug as a second-line treatment. The Wall Street Journal reports that although Cyramza patients had more favorable overall survival rates than placebo patients, the differences were not statistically significant.

The drug failed to hit targets in a breast cancer clinical trial last year, but showed promise in Phase-III tests among non-small cell lung cancer patients when used with docetaxel.

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