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Roche’s GA101 Met Goals in Stage One of Trial to Replace Rituxan

Roche Holding AG said a next-generation blood cancer drug met its target in the first stage of a trial that could help the treatment replace top-seller Rituxan in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

GA101 combined with chemotherapy helped CLL patients live longer without their disease progressing than chemotherapy alone, the Basel, Switzerland-based drugmaker said in an e-mailed statement today. The medicine is a partnership with U.S. biotechnology company Biogen Idec Inc.