New EU Approval Further Boost For Tagrisso As Threats Recede
Tagrisso's march on the first-line EGFRm NSCLC market looks like it will be unimpeded by any near-term rivals following new data at ASCO as the EU becomes the latest market to approve it in the first-line setting.
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