August 23, 2019 / 6:52 AM / 6 months ago

GSK drug boosts response rates in blood cancer patients -study

Aug 23 (Reuters) - British Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline on Friday said its experimental cancer treatment belantamab mafodotin met the primary goal of a study for the treatment of patients with a type of blood cancer.

Two doses of the drug, also called GSK2857916, boosted response rates in adults who received prior treatment for multiple myeloma, a cancer that forms in white blood cells, GSK said, adding that it intends to submit data from the trial for regulatory filings. (Reporting by Pushkala Aripaka in Bengaluru; editing by Patrick Graham)

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