Roche shares surge as a dou­ble-shot win in I/O and he­mo­phil­ia rais­es block­buster ex­pec­ta­tions

Roche has scored a win with one of the key im­muno/on­col­o­gy tri­als of the year, post­ing sig­nif­i­cant top-line gains for pro­gres­sion-free sur­vival and risk of death for a seg­ment of lung can­cer pa­tients get­ting first-line treat­ment with a triple com­bo of its check­point ther­a­py Tecen­triq, Avastin and chemo. And it swept a dou­ble head­er ear­ly this morn­ing with their re­port of an­oth­er suc­cess­ful late-stage study for its new­ly ap­proved he­mo­phil­ia A drug Hem­li­bra, fur­ther set­ting the stage for a painful show­down with mar­ket leader Shire.

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