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And The New Apple CEO Is…

Filed under: Tech TalkBusiness Blitz

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As sad as we are to see him go, hellz to the yes!

In light of Steve Jobs' unexpected resignation as the CEO of Apple, his successor has been announced as Tim Cook, a chief operating officer, who has apparently been groomed for the position in case of something like this happening - and he also happens to be gay, and now, according to reports, "by far, the most powerful openly gay executive in tech."

Genentech chairman Art Levinson says in a statement:

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Breast Cancer Drug Avastin Rejected By FDA Panel

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While a study had showed hopes of the drug Avastin helping women with breast cancer, an FDA advisory board has rejected its use for that purpose.

Members of the panel cited significant side effects including high blood pressure in many patients and cases of hemorrhage and intestinal perforations.

More importantly, the panel said the company behind the drug, Genentech, has not proven Avastin's ability to help breast cancer patients live longer or improve their quality of life.

Wednesday's decision came after dozens of patients who benefited from the treatment voiced their support for the drug and Genentech contended the side effects were no worse than other breast cancer drugs. However, the panel was unswayed and unanimous in their decision to advise against it's use.

While it remains a suitable treatment for brain, lung, colon and kidney cancer, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg will make the final decision on whether it should be used to treat breast cancer.

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