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Platinum

A rare and valuable metal. Platinum is used in jewelry and electronics. Platinum is traded as a commodity on various security exchanges. Platinum is volatile like other commodities, but generally maintains a relatively high price.
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INDIANAPOLIS, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced results of a Phase II trial evaluating ALIMTA (pemetrexed for injection) in combination with a platinum chemotherapy and radiation for patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
This Phase 2 study is designed to determine if IT-101 treatment initiated after a standard 2nd line course of platinum chemotherapy in patients who have stable disease, a partial response, or a complete response can delay disease progression.
Berek commented, "An effective maintenance therapy to slow the progression of ovarian cancer after platinum chemotherapy continues to represent an unmet need in the care of women suffering from this disease.
CALGB 40603: Pre-operative (neoadjuvant) chemotherapy for triple-negative breast cancer involving platinum chemotherapy (carboplatin) and bevacizumab.