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Roche's Avastin Fails in Early-Stage Colon Cancer Study

Roche's top-selling cancer-fighting drug Avastin has hit another roadblock in testing. In a Phase III study, Avastin failed to improve disease-free survival in early-stage colon cancer patients, the pharmaceutical giant reported.

Setback for Roche and Immunogen Breast Cancer Drug

The FDA denied accelerated approval of Roche's trastuzumab-DM1 (T-DM1) license application. T-DM1 is a potential breast cancer treatment. Roche will continue with its trials and plans a global regulatory submission in mid-2012.

Genentech's great deal

Roche will finally buy Genentech (DNA) after months of fighting over a price for the acquisition. According to The Wall Street Journal (subscription...