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  • NEW YORK/ MADRID, Sept 10- Eli Lilly staked its claim for a slice of sales in a new class of breast cancer drugs on Sunday as clinical data showed adding its medicine abemaciclib to standard therapy reduced the risk of disease progression by 46 percent. Experts at the European Society for Medical Oncology congress in Madrid said the experimental drug's efficacy...

  • BEIJING, Sept 10- China has begun studying when to ban the production and sale of cars using traditional fuels, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing comments by the vice industry minister, who predicted "turbulent times" for automakers forced to adapt. Xin Guobin did not give details on when China, the world's largest auto market, would implement such a...

  • MADRID, Sept 9- AstraZeneca Chief Executive Pascal Soriot, fearing a potentially abrupt Brexit, said on Saturday that lack of progress in negotiations made it impossible for him to sign a public letter of support for the British government's strategy. Soriot said his refusal to sign did not mean the drugmaker disagreed with Britain's decision to leave the...

  • MADRID, Sept 9- Two AstraZeneca drugs tackling lung cancer in different ways delivered impressive clinical results on Saturday, helping the British group offset July's big clinical trial setback in the disease. Chief Executive Pascal Soriot said it gave AstraZeneca a chance to intervene earlier in lung cancer, distinguishing it from rivals that have made...

  • *Boost for drugmaker's prospects after Mystic trial setback. MADRID, Sept 9- Two AstraZeneca drugs tackling lung cancer in different ways delivered encouraging results on Saturday, helping the British group offset July's big clinical trial setback in the disease. Solange Peters of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois in Lausanne, who was not...

  • MADRID, Sept 8- Scientists are stepping up the hunt for better diagnostic tests to predict if cancer patients will benefit from costly modern immunotherapy drugs, which are transforming cancer care but remain a hit-and-miss affair. Research presented at Europe's biggest oncology congress in Madrid adds to evidence that patients with an above average...

  • *Roche and Foundation push new cancer mutation blood test. MADRID, Sept 8- A new blood test from Roche and Foundation Medicine has shown it can accurately measure the number of mutations within a tumour, potentially helping to predict which patients may respond best to some immunotherapies. Initial data on Roche's test aimed at determining tumour mutational...

  • *Roche and Foundation push new cancer mutation blood test. MADRID, Sept 8- A new blood test from Roche and Foundation Medicine has shown it can accurately measure the number of mutations within a tumor, potentially helping to predict which patients may respond best to some immunotherapies. Initial data on Roche's test aimed at determining tumor mutational...

  • MILAN, Sept 7- European shares closed in positive territory on Thursday after the European Central Bank reaffirmed its ultra-easy policy stance and said details on the future of its massive stimulus would come in October. Paris, London and Frankfurt posted gains from 0.3 to 0.7 percent but Milan and Madrid ending in the red, down 0.4 and 0.1 percent respectively...

  • PARIS/ FRANKFURT, Sept 7- Frankfurt's vast auto show, which opens next week, is already getting attention of the wrong kind- for its impressive list of no-shows. Frankfurt and Paris host two of the world's biggest shows in alternate years, punctuated by the Detroit show in January and other events in China, Japan, the U.S. and Switzerland. The sense of upheaval is acute...

  • PARIS/ FRANKFURT, Sept 7- Frankfurt's vast auto show, which opens next week, is already getting attention of the wrong kind- for its impressive list of no-shows. Frankfurt and Paris host two of the world's biggest shows in alternate years, punctuated by the Detroit show in January and other events in China, Japan, the U.S. and Switzerland. The sense of upheaval is acute...

  • LONDON, Sept 7- A new kind of injectable biotech treatment for severe asthma from AstraZeneca and Amgen promises to help a much broader range of patients than existing medicines like GlaxoSmithKlines Nucala. "Tezepelumab appears to be the broadest and most promising biologic for the treatment of persistent uncontrolled asthma to date," Elisabeth Bel of...

  • LONDON, Sept 7- All new Jaguar Land Rover cars will be available in an electric or hybrid version from 2020, Britain's biggest carmaker said on Thursday, as it speeds up plans to electrify its model range. Demand for electric models continues to rise sharply and in July Britain said it would ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 to cut pollution,...

  • Deputees of Junts Pel Sí and CUP applaud during the debate to prove the Independence Referendum Law in Barcelona of Catalonia's Parliament in Barcelona, Spain on September 6, 2017.

    Voters in Spain's prosperous Catalonia region will be asked to choose in less than a month if they want to secede from Spain.

  • Sept 6- Patients taking Roche's targeted lung cancer drug Alecensa have a far lower risk of their disease spreading in the brain than those on Pfizer's Xalkori, according to new clinical trial data. The results, which will be presented at the Sept. 8-12 European Society for Medical Oncology congress in Madrid, reinforce Alecensa's position in an increasingly...

  • Sept 6- Patients taking Roche's targeted lung cancer drug Alecensa have a far lower risk of their disease spreading in the brain than those on Pfizer's Xalkori, new clinical trial data show. The results, which will be presented at the Sept. 8-12 European Society for Medical Oncology congress in Madrid, reinforce Alecensa's position in an increasingly...

  • Protesters hold a banner reading "your tourism, youth misery" during a demonstration in San Sebastian on August 17, 2017.

    CNBC takes a look at some of the places in Europe where tourism has become a problem.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 4- Europe's top court will rule on Wednesday whether U.S. chipmaker Intel offered illegal rebates to squeeze out rivals in a judgment that could affect EU antitrust regulators' cases against Qualcomm and Alphabet's Google. The ruling by the Luxembourg- based Court of Justice of the European Union could also provide more clarity on whether...

  • *Investor Alexander Skora joins field of potential bidders. FRANKFURT, Sept 4- The European Commission on Monday approved a German bridging loan for Air Berlin that will keep the insolvent airline's planes flying while it tries to find buyers for its assets. Air Berlin, Germany's second-largest airline, filed for bankruptcy protection in August after...

  • LONDON, Sept 4- A company which helps European soccer clubs promote themselves in China on mobile phones has asked for trading in its shares on London's Alternative Investment Market to be suspended while it investigates "serious allegations" against two top executives. BNN Technology, which says it has partnerships with a number of soccer clubs, including...