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Eli Lilly Introduces Breast Cancer Drug Ramiven In Indian Market

In India, over 50,000 patients are diagnosed with HR+/HER2- early breast cancer (EBC) every year. Close to 30 per cent of EBC patients with high-risk clinical or pathological features experience recurrence or metastasis despite receiving standard therapy

The global pharmaceutical company, Eli Lilly has announced the launch of the breast cancer drug Ramiven in the Indian market following approval from The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) in combination with endocrine therapy for adjuvant treatment in adult patients with hormone receptor (HR)positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2(HER2) negative, and node-positive early breast cancer (EBC) at high risk of recurrence, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

In India, over 50,000 patients are diagnosed with HR+/HER2- early breast cancer (EBC) every year. Close to 30 per cent of EBC patients with high-risk clinical or pathological features experience recurrence or metastasis despite receiving standard therapy, the company's statement said.

Vineet Gupta, Managing Director, Eli Lilly and Company, India and India Subcontinent, said, “Breast cancer is cancer which is most prevalent amongst women in India. It significantly impacts the quality of life of survivors and their families, who live with the fear of recurrence. The approval of Ramiven for treatment of Early Breast Cancer brings more optimism by providing a new treatment option to the healthcare professionals for their patients.”

Ramiven is a prescription drug to be used only on the advice of an oncologist and under medical supervision. It is available in tablet strengths of 150 mg, 100 mg, and 50 mg for EBC.



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