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Every year 10 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed globally, only a third of which can be effectively treated. Combination therapy, however is promising to become the cornerstone for cancer treatments, offering patients improved response rates and tolerability. Phase III clinical data, to be presented at the media briefing discusses the role of Gemzar® based therapies in increasing treatment effectiveness and how they are one of the tools necessary to transform cancer from an acute to a chronic and manageable disease.
This webcast is based on information presented at the Power of the Combination Media Workshop conducted at the European Society for Medical Oncology congress in Nice, France, October 19, 2002.
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ACE Reporter Award (also see ACE Reporter Award - 2003)
Dr. Jorge Otero
Medical Director of the Gemzar Product Team
Eli Lilly and Company
|10:50||Gemzar: The history, the progress, the future|
Dr. Lucio Crino
|11:10||Gemzar: Innovative Combinations for Optimal Cancer Care|
Dr. Christian Manegold
Professor of Medicine, University of Heidelberg
Thoraxklinik-Heidelberg GmbH, Germany
|11:30||Question & Answer Session|
Chaired by Dr. Christian Manegold
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Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Eli Lilly and Company.