AstraZeneca presented results for a late-stage clinical trial of Lynparza against prostate cancer, which the company hopes could lead to wider regulatory approval for more forms of the disease.

GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca both reported late-stage clinical trial results that will likely make their competing medicines available to a wider group of ovarian cancer patients, possibly helping GSK catch the company’s rival in a highly contested drug class.

AstraZeneca made further headway in a race with competitor GlaxoSmithKline to use a promising new class of drugs to treat ovarian cancer.

The European Commission approved Pfizer Inc.’s Talzenna (talazoparib), an oral polypolymerase inhibitor, as monotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with germline breast cancer susceptibility gene 1/2-mutations who have human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer.

Lynparza was approved as a first-line maintenance treatment for a type of advanced ovarian cancer by the European Commission.

In GlaxoSmithKline’s first-quarter 2019 report was an announcement that the global pharma giant cut the development of two vaccine programs – one for strep pneumonia and the other for a universal flu vaccine.

AstraZeneca Plc said the British drugmaker’s cancer drug being jointly developed with U.S.-based Merck & Co. met the primary goal in a late-stage study for a rare type of pancreatic cancer.

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.

GlaxoSmithKline Chairman Sir Philip Hampton will step down from his role ahead of the company’s plan to split into two separate business units.

Merck received FDA approval for new indications for the PARP inhibitor Lynparza – which is jointly developed and commercialized by AstraZeneca – and the checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda.