Roche, Bristol On The Defensive After Merck's Lung Cancer Wins At ASCO
With Merck's Keytruda on top of the world and setting the standard for PD-1/L1 lung cancer data, Roche and Bristol defended the programs for their competing Tecentriq and Opdivo during ASCO investor events.
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While You Were Out: News In Brief
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