Seattle Genetics, Takeda Report Mixed Data on Cancer Drug

Jun 27, 2017


Seattle Genetics Inc.'s lymphoma drug, co-developed with Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., met the main goal in a late stage study, but the data did not meet investor expectations on the advantages over standard of care, and company stocks took a hit.

According to a Reuters article, Adcetris did help blood cancer patients live longer without worsening their condition, but the difference in the patient survival rate was about 5 percent - 82.1 percent for the drug versus 77.2 percent in the control arm.

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