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AstraZeneca, Merck's Lynparza posts pancreatic cancer win in another PARP-class first

AstraZeneca and Merck’s Lynparza has already led its class into two disease areas, and now it’s looking to make it three. Tuesday, the companies said their PARP inhibitor had topped placebo at staving off progression of tough-to-treat pancreatic cancer in patients with germline BRCA-mutated forms of the disease. The phase 3 study, dubbed POLO, examined Lynparza in… Read More »

Research on clots could make pancreatic cancer more treatable

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — You’re experiencing jaundice, abdominal pain or constipation. And by then, you may be too late. Pancreatic cancer symptoms often arrive after the cancer has already spread, making the disease one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the U.S. However, a team of researchers believes that targeting how blood clots form and… Read More »