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The buyout will grant Leap Therapeutics access to Flame Bioscience’s portfolio, which includes a clinical-stage monoclonal antibody that is under investigation as a potential treatment for gastric, gastroesophageal junction, and pancreatic cancers.

The company said its therapy involving cancer drug Keytruda in combination with chemotherapy met the main goal of a late-stage study for treating a type of gastric cancer.

Astellas’s Phase III SPOTLIGHT trial studying zolbetuximab in CLDN18.2-positive, HER2-negative gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma returned positive results.

AstraZeneca said a late-stage trial had confirmed the benefit of breast cancer drug Enhertu in patients with an advanced form of the disease who had been previously treated with another therapy.

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.