Monday, June 07, 2004
SU11248 shown to stop tumors
In early trial, Pfizer drug shown to stop tumors:
Pfizer Inc. yesterday released early data that suggest an experimental drug shows promise in treating kidney cancer and a rare gastrointestinal cancer.

... Pfizer also tested the drug in patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor, a rare type of cancer that arises mainly in the stomach and small bowel. Of 98 patients tested, 52 percent saw their tumors stop growing, and 11 percent saw them shrink.

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