Pfizer lung-cancer drug fails in two Phase III studies

Pfizer's (PFE -0.3%) Dacomitinib drug has failed in two Phase III trials of patients with refractory advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

In the ARCHER 1009 trial, which included patients previously treated with chemotherapy, Dacomitinib did not significantly improve progression-free survival (PFS) when compared with the Erlotinib (Tarceva) drug.

In the second study, Dacomitinib was unable to lengthen survival vs a placebo.

A third Phase III trial is assessing Dacomitinib in a different patient population, with the results expected in 2015. (PR)

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