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Tarceva approved for lung cancer in Japan


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ZURICH, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Monday its lung cancer drug Tarceva received regulatory approval in Japan.

"Roche, Chugai and OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that Tarceva (erlotinib) has been approved in Japan for the treatment of patients with nonresectable, recurrent and advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) which is aggravated following chemotherapy," Roche said.

Reporting by Sven Egenter

Email: sven-markus.egenter@reuters.com

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