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AZ’s Imfinzi scores FDA breakthrough therapy designation in wake of major trial failure

05:40 EDT 31 Jul 2017 | Pharmafile

Still reeling from the public reaction to the flop of its key Mystic trial, where its injectable immunotherapy drug Imfinzi (durvalumab) failed to show any clinically relevant efficacy in stopping lung cancer progression, AstraZeneca has revealed that the same treatment has been awarded breakthrough therapy designation in locally-advanced, unresectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), in patients whose disease had not progressed following platinum-based chemoradiation therap

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