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Powered by the company’s blockbuster checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda, Merck is forecasting the potential of more than 80 new regulatory approvals in oncology through 2028.

Bayer is building an oncology powerhouse. The Germany-based biopharma leader is on a mission to become one of the top 10 oncology companies by 2030, and an ambitious mission requires an equally driven leadership team. To that end, Bayer snagged ex-GSK global oncology head Christine Roth to lead the company’s Oncology Strategic Business Unit, then dipped into GSK waters again to bring Tara Frenkl on board as head of oncology development.

At the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s annual meeting this weekend, BioNTech and Dr. Vinod Balachandran, M.D. of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, presented preliminary Phase I data of its BNT122, which it is evaluating with Genentech (Roche) in pancreatic cancer.

Mirati Therapeutics Inc.’s experimental drug that targets a specific genetic mutation helped about one third of a small subset of patients in a clinical trial whose lung cancer had spread to their brains, the company said on Monday.

AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo’s Enhertu extended survival by more than six months in patients with a form of advanced breast cancer compared to standard chemotherapy, according to data presented on Sunday.

Johnson & Johnson and AbbVie’s big-selling leukemia drug Imbruvica in combination with standard treatment kept a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in check for more than two years longer than the standard regimen alone in older patients, according to data presented on Friday.

Genentech, a member of the Roche group, announced new data on Thursday related to the company’s investigational CD20xCD3 T-cell engaging bispecific antibody glofitamab, which is intended to treat relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (R/R DLBCL).