Lonsurf Hits Phase III OS Target In Gastric Cancer Study
An improvement in overall survival seen in the Phase III TAGS study and a unique mechanism of action augurs well for Taiho/Servier's Lonsurf gaining gastric cancer as an additional indication, but future competitive pressures are likely to be intense in this therapeutic sector.
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