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Keytruda In Combination With Inlyta Reduced Risk Of Death By Nearly Half Compared To Sunitinib As First-Line Treatment For Advanced RCC

Merck & Co. announced presentation of the full results from the pivotal Phase 3 KEYNOTE-426 trial investigating the company’s anti-PD-1 therapy Keytruda in combination with Inlyta, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, for the first-line treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) at the 2019 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.

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Nektar, Bristol combo drug shows signs of tumor reduction in bladder cancer patients

Nektar Therapeutics said some patients with advanced bladder cancer treated with a combination of the company’s experimental treatment and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s immunotherapy Opdivo showed signs of tumor reduction in an early-stage study.

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Antipsychotic Rexulti Fails Two Bipolar Phase III Trials

Denmark’s H. Lundbeck and Japan’s Otsuka Pharmaceutical announced that the antipsychotic drug Rexulti (brexpiprazole) failed to meet the primary endpoint in two Phase III clinical studies to treat manic episodes in patients with bipolar I disorder.

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Bayer, Janssen and BMS Unveil Promising Data for Prostate Cancer at ASCO GU

At the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2019 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (ASCO GU), companies have showcased more clinical data in presentations for prostate cancer treatment.

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Merck to further study Keytruda in prostate cancer

Merck & Co. is launching three late-stage studies for the cancer immunotherapy Keytruda as a combo treatment for prostate cancer after the drug showed anti-tumor activity in an early-stage trial.

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New cancer drugs, China give AstraZeneca welcome sales boost

AstraZeneca forecast sales growth for full-year 2019, driven by revenue from cancer medicines and other new treatments.

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House Ways and Means Committee Holds Hearing on Drug Prices

The rising costs of prescription medicine took center stage during a hearing held by the Ways and Means Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Agenda 2019 Special Feature: Hungry AIs

Artificial intelligence generated plenty of chatter amongst the pharma marketing intelligentsia in 2018. Will 2019 be the year when the industry fully embraces it as more than just a tactic?

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Merck, Pfizer combo treatment boosts kidney cancer survival

Merck & Co. Inc. said the combination of the drugmaker’s cancer immunotherapy Keytruda with Pfizer Inc.’s Inlyta cut the risk of death nearly in half for patients with the most common form of kidney cancer when compared with treatment with the chemotherapy drug Sutent.

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Opdivo Plus Low-Dose Yervoy Demonstrates Continued Survival Benefit at 30-Month Follow-up in Patients with Previously Untreated Advanced or Metastatic RCC

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced new results from the Phase 3 CheckMate -214 study, showing that therapy with Opdivo (nivolumab) plus low-dose Yervoy (ipilimumab) continued to demonstrate long-term survival benefits in patients with previously untreated advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

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