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ASCO Annual Meeting Coverage

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Next-Generation Roche: How Data Analytics Will Keep It In The Lead In Oncology

Roche used its ASCO investor briefing to highlight its digital and personalized healthcare strategy, including examples of how it’s facilitating R&D and reimbursement – and how that should position it to be an oncology leader in the future. 

Digital Health ASCO Innovation

As A New Rival Approaches, PARP Makers Look To Carve Out Their Niche

The US FDA has granted priority review for Pfizer's talazoparib, which would be the fourth PARP inhibitor on the market, though only the second for breast cancer behind Lynparza. Pfizer has a long-term eye on a combination of talazoparib with its PD-L1 inhibitor Bavencio, Oncology CMO Rothenberg told Scrip at ASCO. 

Drug Review Clinical Trials Cancer

Latest From ASCO

CDK4/6 Inhibitor Market Snapshot: New Drugs Jockey For A Piece Of The Multi-Billion Dollar Pie

Pfizer's Ibrance has a strong lead in the CDK4/6 space, but Novartis' Kisqali and Lilly's Verzenio are looking to carve out their own niches, expand the category and move into earlier treatment settings. Another scramble is on as well, to answer the question: what comes next?

Launches

TMB Biomarker Is A Winding Path Rather Than Straight Road

The tumor mutational burden biomarker had a much higher profile at this year's ASCO meeting, promising to help target treatment to individuals, though practical barriers remain and testing still is not ready for prime time yet.

ASCO ImmunoOncology

Specialists Rethink Lung Cancer Treatment Plans, With Eye On IO Biomarkers

Plenary speaker at this year's ASCO meeting, Leena Gandhi, envisioned a future where individual patients receive a precisely defined immunotherapy regimen.

ASCO ImmunoOncology

Targovax Adjusts Clinical Pipeline After ASCO Disrupts TG Vaccine Program

Targovax terminates development of TG01 in pancreatic cancer patients after data unveiled at ASCO fundamentally alters development preconditions for its TG vaccine program.

Research and Development Strategies ASCO

Novartis' New Oncology CEO Liz Barrett Charts A Course, But It Will Require Jump-Starting New Brands

Liz Barrett joined Novartis in February after leading Pfizer's oncology unit, taking over leadership of the business at a time of transition and tasked with building new blockbusters as old reliable work engines mature. She talked to Scrip about her plans for Novartis Oncology at ASCO.

Leadership Launches

Will Pierre Fabre and Array Have Best-In-Class MEK/BRAF Inhibitor?

Updated results from the COLUMBUS trial in BRAF-mutant advanced melanoma presented at ASCO revealed stellar overall survival data for the combination of encorafenib and binimetinib. Rivals Novartis and Roche will have noted that approval in the US is expected before the end of June.

Cancer Clinical Trials

Phase III Data ENLIVEN Pexidartinib’s Prospects But Liver Tox An Issue?

Phase III results for Daiichi Sankyo’s pexidartinib presented at ASCO provide new hope in a rare tumor type with no approved therapies, but hepatic toxicity also emerged as a safety issue in the study.

Cancer Clinical Trials

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.

Market Intelligence ImmunoOncology

Merck KGaA R&D Head: Biomarker Approach 'Further Validated' At ASCO

Luciano Rossetti says Germany's Merck is likely to partner M7824 bifunctional immunotherapy, and go solo with tepotinib.

Cancer Research and Development Strategies
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