AstraZeneca’s lung cancer treatment has been approved by the EU for first line use in patients

AZ’s Tagrisso has been given a go-ahead in Europe for first-line use to treat EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), offering a new line of attack at this stage of the disease. The decision was based on clinical data from the Phase III FLAURA trial, showing that progression free survival in patients taking Tagrisso (osimertinib)

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US regulatory body grants Merck & co’s Keytruda priority review

FDA has accepted Merck & Co’s anti-PD-1 therapy, Keytruda,  in combination with Eli Lilly’s pemetrexed and platinum chemotherapy as a first-line treatment for patients with metastatic nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The regulators has also granted Priority Review to this application. This supplemental application is based on overall survival and progression-free survival (PFS) data

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