The Most Successful Oncology Launches Of A Decade
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Hanmi is reviewing a new global clinical trial plan for its novel lung cancer drug olmutinib after China's ZAI Lab returned its rights, and following Boehringer’s cancellation of a major-licensing deal in 2016. ZAI's decision may reflect the difficulties faced by olmutinib and other third generation EGFR inhibitors in competing with Tagrisso, as well as the increasingly crowded and rapidly changing non-small cell lung cancer space.