Lynparza Partners AZ And Merck & Co Target US Breast Cancer Market
AstraZeneca and Merck & Co's strategic collaboration on the development of olaparib and other anticancers has the US breast cancer sector in its sights, with approval of a US sNDA in the indication expected in early 2018.
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