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Bayer to Present Data on Investigational Oncology Compounds at 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 General News J E 4
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Presentations highlight Bayer's growing oncology pipeline

WAYNE, N.J., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that data evaluating several of its investigational oncology compounds will be presented in a scientific forum at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), June 3-7, in Chicago, IL.  

"Bayer has built a pipeline of oncology compounds, including several in late-stage development, and our researchers are working tirelessly to advance their development," said Kemal Malik, MD, Head of Global Development and member of the Bayer HealthCare Executive Committee.  "At ASCO, we are presenting data from studies evaluating these compounds."  

Bayer-sponsored Phase II and III studies evaluating the investigational compounds in Bayer's pipeline being presented at ASCO include:

Radium-223 Chloride

  • Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) Normalization and Overall Survival in Patients With Bone Metastases From Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC) Treated with Radium-223
    • Abstract #4620, Genitourinary Cancer Poster Session
    • Sunday, June 5, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, Hall A, Poster Board 7D

Radium-223 chloride is an investigational agent and is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or other Health Authorities.

About Oncology at Bayer

Bayer is committed to advancing the science of cancer, and translating this science into therapies that can help people with cancer live longer.  With several compounds in clinical development, Bayer's oncology portfolio demonstrates the Company's commitment to developing innovative cancer therapies.

About Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. is the U.S.-based pharmaceuticals business of Bayer HealthCare LLC, a subsidiary of Bayer AG. Bayer HealthCare is one of the world's leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry, and combines the activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Diabetes Care, and Pharmaceuticals divisions.  As a specialty pharmaceutical company, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals provides products for Diagnostic Imaging, General Medicine, Hematology, Neurology, Oncology and Women's Healthcare.  The company's aim is to discover and manufacture products that will improve human health worldwide by diagnosing, preventing and treating diseases.

BAYER® and the Bayer Cross® are trademarks of Bayer.

Contact:David Freundel, 973-305-5310E-Mail: david.freundel@bayer.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer's public reports which are available on the Bayer website at www.bayer.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

SOURCE Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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