By Anthony O. Goriainoff

 

AstraZeneca PLC said on Monday that results from its TOPAZ-1 Phase 3 trial on its human monoclonal antibody, Imfinzi, showed it significantly improved overall survival in advanced biliary tract cancer patients.

The London-listed pharmaceutical company said Imfinzi, in combination with standard-of-care chemotherapy, showed a "statistically significant and clinically meaningful" overall survival when compared with chemotherapy alone.

"We believe the significant survival benefit demonstrated marks a new era of immunotherapy treatment in this devastating disease, and it advances our commitment to improving long-term survival for patients across these cancers where treatment options are limited," the company said.

 

Write to Anthony O. Goriainoff at anthony.orunagoriainoff@dowjones.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

October 25, 2021 02:31 ET (06:31 GMT)

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