Candel Aims High In Next Stage Of Cancer Immunotherapy Mission
Emerging Company Profile: Candel Therapeutics, formerly known as Advantagene, has hired a new leadership team and is aiming for a Phase III data read-out in prostate cancer in 2023.
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