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AstraZeneca and Merck in Global Oncology Pact

05:45 EDT 1 Aug 2017 | CHEManager

AstraZeneca has entered into a global collaboration with US drugmaker Merck to develop and commercialize the former’s investigational cancer treatments Lynparza (olaparib) and selumetinib. Lynparza is a first-in-class oral poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor that is approved for BRCA-mutated ovarian cancer in multiple lines of treatment. The therapy has 14 indications currently being developed across several tumor types, including breast, prostate and pancreatic tumors.

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