At J&J, Oncology Closes In On Immunology As The Leading Pharma Franchise
Global oncology sales grew 45% to $2.31bn in the first quarter, powered by strong growth of Darzalex, Imbruvica and Zytiga, narrowing the gap with J&J's top-selling immunology franchise.
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