ZURICH, April 10 Roche's Alecensa kept
people with a specific lung cancer alive longer without their
disease progressing than Pfizer's Xalkori, the Swiss
drugmaker said on Monday, as it seeks to move in on the U.S.
company's share of early treatment of the disease.
Roche now plans to submit the results of the Phase III study
to global health regulators, it said in its statement.
Alecensa, approved since 2015 in people with advanced
ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer who have failed on
Xalkori, is now being trialed head-to-head against Pfizer's
medication as an initial treatment.
(Reporting by John Miller)