EXPAND is a multi-center, open label, randomized, controlled study taking place at 185 centers in 25 countries including Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Japan. The trial will assess the efficacy of Erbitux in combination with cisplatin and capecitabine chemotherapies as a first-line treatment for patients with advanced/metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma, including gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma. The primary endpoint of the study is progression-free survival determined by an independent review.
About Gastric Cancer
Gastric cancer, also known as stomach cancer, is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and the fourth among women worldwide. Generally, gastric cancer rates are about twice as high in men as in women.(4) Each year nearly 930,000 people worldwide are diagnosed with gastric cancer and approximately 700,000 die of the disease.