July 8, 2020 / 6:17 AM / a month ago

AstraZeneca-Merck Lynparza wins EU approval for pancreatic cancer

July 8 (Reuters) - AstraZeneca Plc and Merck & Co Inc said on Wednesday their blockbuster cancer treatment Lynparza won approval in the European Union for treating patients with a form of pancreatic cancer.

The approval was based on results from a late-stage trial in which Lynparza nearly doubled the lifespan of patients without disease progression or death when compared with placebo. (Reporting by Aakash Jagadeesh Babu in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)

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