TOKYO, Dec 5, 2019 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that the latest information on its in-house discovered and developed eribulin mesylate (halichondrin class microtubule dynamics inhibitor, product name: HALAVEN, "eribulin") will be presented during the 42nd San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS2019). The symposium will be held from December 10 through 14, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas in the United States.
A total of five poster presentations will be given at this year's SABCS including the study results evaluating absolute lymphocyte count at the baseline with eribulin as a predictor of overall survival from the post-hoc analysis of two Phase III clinical studies of eribulin in patients with advanced or metastatic breast cancer.
Eisai positions oncology as a key therapeutic area, and is aiming to discover revolutionary new medicines with the potential to cure cancer. Eisai will continue to create innovation in the development of new drugs based on cutting-edge cancer research, as it seeks to contribute further to addressing the diverse needs of, and increasing the benefits provided to, patients with cancer, their families, and healthcare providers.
Eisai Co., Ltd. is a leading global research and development-based pharmaceutical company headquartered in Japan. We define our corporate mission as "giving first thought to patients and their families and to increasing the benefits health care provides," which we call our human health care (hhc) philosophy. With approximately 10,000 employees working across our global network of R&D facilities, manufacturing sites and marketing subsidiaries, we strive to realize our hhc philosophy by delivering innovative products in various therapeutic areas with high unmet medical needs, including Neurology and Oncology.
In its medium-term business plan EWAY2025, Eisai is aiming to become a "Medico Societal Innovator" (a company that changes society through creating medicines and providing solutions), and is working on establishment of ecosystem platform business utilizing various data such as a large amount of clinical data, experiences, and know-how.
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