Janssen Oncology Strategy: Take A Holistic Approach To R&D
With Darzalex in the spotlight at the ASCO annual meeting, J&J highlights its comprehensive focus on trio of disease areas – hematology, prostate cancer and lung cancer.
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Darzalex made a splash with impressive Phase III data in relapsed multiple myeloma at the EHA and ASCO meetings, but a range of other drugs are on the way, including a next-generation CD38 inhibitor from Sanofi, checkpoint inhibitors and Roche's BCL-2 Venclexta.
Lead investigator says anti-38 antibody daratumumab compares well in earlier-stage relapsed disease to other myeloma drugs and advises using it early on the basis of "unprecedented" benefit.