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OSI Pharmaceuticals Announces Tarceva to Be Reviewed by the FDA's Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee for Use as a First-Line Maintenance Therapy in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIP - News) announced today that the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) will review the use of Tarceva® (erlotinib) as a first-line maintenance therapy for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have not progressed following first-line treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy at its December 16, 2009 meeting. The ODAC panel is a committee of external experts, formed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to advise the FDA in the evaluation of marketed and investigational drugs for use in the treatment of cancer.

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