Astra and Merck & Co present mixed small-cell lung cancer data, while Innovent, Xencor, Alphamab and Alligator bang the drum for CTLA-4.
An early look at data from the huge cancer conference boosts Allogene and Immunogen, while Arvinas and Cytomx suffer.
Astrazeneca reckons a bispecific approach can unlock the potential of CTLA-4 inhibition, and is to start a large phase II programme this year.
China’s answer to the Asco conference, remarkably now in its 22nd year, reminds western investors of the country’s oncology prowess.
Venture capital firms invested a record $16.8bn in private drug developers globally in 2018, but signs of a cooling are clear.