GSK’s Myeloma Drug Gets AdComm Backing, But Limitations Remain Clear
Likely To Be First BCMA Approval
The antibody-drug conjugate now looks set for US approval, but its limitations leave plenty of scope for CAR-T and bispecific rivals.
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