ASCO 2020: Roche Highlights TIGIT As Tecentriq Bags Another Approval
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The Swiss major focused almost exclusively on the benefits of the combination of Tecentriq and its TIGIT inhibitor tiragolumab at ASCO but also celebrated the approval of a Tecentriq/Avastin combo for hepatocellular carcinoma.
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