AstraZeneca Drops Early Filing Plans for Cancer Drug

Nov 10, 2016

Reuters

AstraZeneca announced it has dropped early filing plans of its immunotherapy drug, durvalumab, in head and neck cancer.

The decision comes following Merck's similar Keytruda approved for the same condition.

Just weeks ago, U.S. regulators dealt a setback to durvalumab by placing a temporary halt on enrolling new patients with head and neck cancer in clinical trials, following reports of bleeding

AstraZeneca's main goals for durvalumab still lie in helping previously untreated lung cancer patients.

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