Imfinzi immunotherapy drug wins key lung cancer approval

AstraZeneca’s immunotherapy drug Imfinzi has won a long waiting approval from the  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in lung cancer.

The approval is for expanded use of Imfinzi to treat non-small cell lung cancer patients with so called “inoperable mid-stage disease” – Stage 3 – that has not spread around the body very widely.

The approval is based on the study’s results, which showed that Imfinzi can help prolong patients’ lives, the AstraZeneca’s said in a statement. The company also said this is a big breakthrough, since patients had no FDA-approved treatment options after chemoradiation therapy.


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