The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) voted against recommending Merck’s checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda (pembrolizumab) as neoadjuvant treatment for high-risk, early-stage triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) in combination with chemotherapy after surgery.

BioSpace reviewed the top 10 novel drug approvals of 2020, loosely based on projected earnings in the upcoming years.

Boehringer Ingelheim is paying 1.18 billion euros ($1.5 billion) for Swiss-based NBE Therapeutics as the German drugmaker is adding pipeline candidates including a drug in early trials against triple-negative breast cancer and lung cancer.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s PDUFA dates for the last week of November 2020 include a review of Liquidia Technologies’ NDA for LIQ861 for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy Keytruda in combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of patients with locally recurrent unresectable or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) whose tumors express PD-L1 as determined by an FDA-approved test.

Roche company Genentech presented data from three Phase III trials of Tecentriq (atezolizumab) in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Virtual Congress 2020.

Immunomedics Inc.’s cancer drug Trodelvy, which received accelerated U.S. regulatory approval in April 2020, extended survival time in previously treated patients with an advanced form of breast cancer in a clinical trial.

Seattle Genetics’ shares rocketed after news broke of Merck making a major investment into the Bothwell, Washington-based company via two strategic oncology deals.

Gilead Sciences Inc. is nearing a deal to buy biopharmaceutical company Immunomedics Inc. for more than $20 billion in a deal that would further expand Gilead’s portfolio of cancer treatments, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.

Genentech’s checkpoint inhibitor Tecentriq combined with chemotherapy failed to hit the mark in a Phase III metastatic triple-negative breast cancer study.