The Food and Drug Administration’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) recommended that Eli Lilly and Co. and Innovent Biologics Inc. conduct a clinical trial applicable to the U.S. population for the lung cancer drug sintilimab. The U.S. FDA previously raised concerns over a clinical trial conducted entirely in China focused on a single ethnic group.

Roche announced promising results for the company’s anti-TIGIT checkpoint inhibitor tiragolumab in PD-L1-positive metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.

Novartis said on Oct. 25 the company’s canakinumab drug failed in another clinical trial, missing targets to improve overall survival rates for lung cancer patients and prevent the progression-free survival of people with the condition.

Germany’s Merck KGaA and Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline on Thursday ended their collaboration on the cancer treatment bintrafusp alfa, once seen as one of Merck’s most promising experimental drugs.

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Merck & Co. is buying Acceleron Pharma Inc. for about $11.5 billion, broadening the company’s portfolio beyond the aging cancer drug Keytruda with potential treatments that could bring in fresh revenue.

Companies presented very promising data for treating lung cancer at European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2021.

The United States Food and Drugs Administration granted a priority review for Roche’s Tecentriq treatment for people suffering with early, non-small-cell lung cancer, the Swiss company said on Aug. 3.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval of Janssen’s Rybrevant (amivantamab-vmjw) for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 20 insertion mutations, as detected by an FDA-approved test, whose disease has progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.

AstraZeneca will voluntarily withdraw the use of the company’s Imfinzi to treat advanced bladder cancer in the United States after the cancer drug failed to meet post-approval requirements, the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker said.

Merck KGaA’s drug development program suffered a setback with the company’s most important experimental medicine as the cancer treatment bintrafusp alfa, being jointly developed by GlaxoSmithKline, failed early in a lead trial.