Roche's IMpower150 Gets AACR Applause But Merck's KEYNOTE-189 Big Winner
Roche’s Tecentriq IMpower150 trial showed Tecentriq plus Avastin plus paclitaxel and carboplatin significantly improved progression free survival compared to Avastin and chemo alone; overall survival data will be coming later this year.
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