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AbbVie Gains Lung Cancer ADC, Solid Tumor Platform With Stemcentrx Buyout

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As part of its strategy to offset the coming Humira patent cliff, AbbVie Inc. is looking to oncology as a "significant pillar of growth" going forward, a gambit CEO Richard Gonzalez says will benefit greatly from both the pipeline candidates and the solid tumor R&D engine his company will obtain in the $5.8bn purchase of Stemcentrx announced April 28.

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