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Ariad-Merck Medicine Helps Sarcoma Patients, Study Shows

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 in Cancer, Chronic Disease

By Meg Tirrell Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ARIA)’s most- advanced experimental medicine extended the lives of sarcoma patients and reduced the risk of the disease progressing, according to a study presented today. Merck & Co., Ariad’s marketing partner, plans to apply for U.S. and European Union approval this year based on the results, the companies said in a statement. Some data from the study, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s meeting in Chicago, were reported in January, driving up shares of Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Ariad the most in 18 months. The pill,...

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