AstraZeneca stocks up on Calquence ammunition for big BTK rivalry with J&J, AbbVie
Catching up with J&J and AbbVie on the BTK inhibitor front, AstraZeneca says Calquence has hit a home run in a Phase III trial for first-line chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
At an interim analysis, researchers say the drug, when combined with Roche’s Gazyva (obinutuzumab), has already demonstrated a progression-free survival benefit over the chemo-based regimen featuring chlorambucil and obinutuzumab. The primary endpoint win was both statistically significant and clinically meaningful, the company says, without disclosing any numbers.
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