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ESMO WCGI: Trifluridine and tipiracil show promise as metastatic gastric cancer treatment in Phase III trial

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The Phase III clinical trial carried out by researchers at Taiho Oncology, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) and Servier (Suresnes, France) evaluated trifluridine and tipiracil plus best supportive care (BSC) versus placebo plus BSC in patients with previously treated metastatic gastric cancer refractory to standard therapies.

Recently highlighted during the European Society for Medical Oncology 20th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2018 (ESMO-GI) (20–23 June, Barcelona, Spain) the randomized double-blind trial met its primary endpoint of overall survival and secondary endpoint measures of progression-free survival (PFS), safety and tolerability, and quality of life.

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