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Taiwan approves new drug for early breast cancer treatment

10 August 2020 | News

NERLYNX was approved in Hong Kong in 2019 and in mainland China earlier this year

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China based CANbridge Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative drug candidates to treat underserved medical conditions, has announced that it has received marketing approval from the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration for NERLYNX® (neratinib) for the extended adjuvant treatment of adult patients with early stage HER2-positive breast cancer following adjuvant trastuzumab-based therapy.

NERLYNX was approved in Hong Kong in 2019 and in mainland China earlier this year.

CANbridge acquired the exclusive NERLYNX development and commercial rights from Puma Biotechnology, Inc. for Greater China in 2018.

Up to 20% of patients with breast cancer tumors over-express the HER2 protein (HER2-positive disease) and in the ExteNET study, 57% of patients were found to have tumors that were hormone-receptor positive.


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