#AS­CO17: In­cyte gets a boost from a se­ries of pos­i­tive da­ta snap­shots for its epaca­do­stat/Keytru­da com­bo

Wednes­day evening brought with it the da­ta dump on ab­stracts for the up­com­ing an­nu­al AS­CO con­fab in Chica­go in ear­ly June, and the big pre­lim­i­nary win­ner — not a big sur­prise — was In­cyte, with a slate of new da­ta points un­der­scor­ing the po­ten­tial of its lead­ing, late-stage IDO1 drug epaca­do­stat in com­bi­na­tion with Mer­ck’s Keytru­da.

In­cyte shares $IN­CY swelled 9.5% in af­ter-mar­ket trad­ing as in­vestors got a glimpse of things to come, with a 30%-plus re­sponse rate for a full slate of com­bi­na­tion stud­ies that are now push­ing in­to Phase III de­vel­op­ment.

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