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Amgen's Imlygic 1st FDA-Approved Oncolytic Virus Therapy

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Amgen Inc. made history on Oct. 27 by gaining the FDA's approval for the first oncolytic virus therapy – Imlygic (talimogene laherparepvec), which is indicated as a local treatment of unresectable cutaneous, subcutaneous and nodal lesions in patients with melanoma recurrent after initial surgery.

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