Novartis’s Zykadia ASCENDs First-Line NSCLC Heights But Roche’s Alecensa Gives Chase
Novartis’s anticancer Zykadia is catching up its rival, Pfizer’s Xalkori, by showing a benefit when used first line in the Phase III ASCEND-4 study in NSCLC, but must still look over its shoulder at Roche’s Alecensa.
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