May 14, 2020 09:22 JST

Source: Eisai

Eisai to Present Data on Oncology Pipeline and Products at ASCO20 Annual Meeting


TOKYO, May 14, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that presentations on a series of abstracts regarding its in-house discovered lenvatinib mesylate (multikinase inhibitor, product name: LENVIMA , "lenvatinib") and eribulin mesylate (halichondrin class microtubule dynamics inhibitor, product name: HALAVEN , "eribulin") will be given at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program(1)), from May 29 to 31, 2020.

At this year's meeting, the final results of two studies will be presented on the combination therapy of lenvatinib with the anti-PD-1 antibody KEYTRUDA (generic name: pembrolizumab, "pembrolizumab") from Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada). One is the oral presentation of the metastatic renal cell carcinoma cohort (Abstract number: 5008) of Study 111 / KEYNOTE-146, and the other is the poster discussion presentation of the first-line therapy for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (Abstract number: 4519) in Study 116 / KEYNOTE-524(2).

In March 2018, Eisai and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A., through an affiliate, entered into a strategic collaboration for the worldwide co-development and co-commercialization of lenvatinib.

Eisai positions oncology as a key franchise area and aims to create innovative drugs that act towards curing cancer. Eisai will continue to create innovation in the development of new drugs based on cutting-edge cancer research, and aims to make continuous efforts to meet the diversified needs of and increase the benefits provided to patients with cancer, their families, and healthcare professionals.

(1) Presentation materials will be made available on demand via ASCO's website at 8:00 AM on May 29th (ET).
(2) This release discusses investigational compounds and investigational uses for FDA-approved products. It is not intended to convey conclusions about efficacy and safety. There is no guarantee that any investigational compounds and investigational uses of FDA-approved products will successfully complete clinical development or gain FDA approval.

Contact:
Public Relations Department
Eisai Co., Ltd. 
+81-(0)3-3817-5120
Source: Eisai
Sectors: BioTech

Copyright ©2021 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Japan Corporate News Network.

Related Press Release


Eisai to Present Abstracts on Lenvatinib at 2021 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium
January 12 2021 11:37 JST
 
Eisai Completes Construction of the 5th Manufacturing Building at Kawashima Industrial Park in Japan
December 18 2020 12:09 JST
 
LENVIMA (lenvatinib) Plus KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) Combination Demonstrated Statistically Significant Improvement in OS, PFS and ORR
December 17 2020 11:47 JST
 
Eisai: Biogen Files New Drug Application for Aducanumab in Japan
December 11 2020 09:43 JST
 
Eisai to Present Abstracts on Oncology Products and Pipeline at 43rd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
December 04 2020 11:17 JST
 
Eisai to Present Latest Data on Perampanel at the 74th American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting
November 30 2020 13:04 JST
 
Eisai and Wren Therapeutics Enter Into Research Collaboration Agreement for Drug Discovery for Synucleinopathies
November 30 2020 10:16 JST
 
AbbVie and Eisai Announce an approval for additional indication of HUMIRA
November 27 2020 21:05 JST
 
Eisai Selected for Membership in Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index 2020 for Seventh Time
November 18 2020 19:11 JST
 
Eisai: Jyseleca (Filgotinib) for Rheumatoid Arthritis Launches in Japan
November 18 2020 19:00 JST
 
More Press release >>

Latest Press Release


More Latest Release >>