Clovis' Rubraca wins prostate cancer approval, but data from rival Lynparza dampen commercial expectations
While AstraZeneca and Merck’s market-leading Lynparza seemingly pipped Clovis Oncology’s rival Rubraca in helping prostate cancer patients, Rubraca has, as expected, made it across the finish line first.
On Friday, the FDA approved Rubraca in patients with BRCA mutation-associated metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who have been treated previously with androgen receptor-directed therapy as well as chemotherapy. The approval marks the first ever for a PARP inhibitor in the prostate cancer setting.
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