By Kim Richters 
 

The European Commission has approved Bavencio in combination with axitinib for the first-line treatment of adult patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma, Merck KGaA (MRK.XE) said late Monday.

The drug's approval was based on positive interim results from the phase 3 study Javelin Renal 101, the German pharmaceutical company said.

 

Write to Kim Richters at kim.richters@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

October 29, 2019 02:48 ET (06:48 GMT)

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