Verastem signed a definitive deal to sell the company’s global commercial and development rights for Copiktra (duvelisib) to Secura Bio.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Imbruvica (ibrutinib) in combination with Rituxan (rituximab) for chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma patients who are new to therapy.

Hundreds of studies and results were presented at the 61st American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting.

Bristol-Myers Squibb announced positive results for the CAR-T therapy lisocabtagene maraleucel (liso-cel) in three studies at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting.

AstraZeneca shares rose 2.7 percent after the British drugmaker won earlier-than-expected U.S. regulatory approval for a leukemia drug, in a challenge to rival AbbVie.

FDA approved Imbruvica combined with Gazyva for adult patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma.

Shares of Verastem climbed following U.S. regulatory approval for the leukemia drug Copiktra, an inhibitor of phosphoinositide 3-kinase-delta and PI3K-gamma.

AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, announced that the Phase 3 iLLUMINATE (PCYC-1130) trial met its primary endpoint of improvement in progression-free survival.

The DUO study showed statistically significant PFS improvement for duvelisib versus standard of care treatment ofatumumab.