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AstraZeneca & Merck LYNPARZA®Receives Three New Advanced Cancer Approvals In Japan

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

As per reports, AstraZeneca and Merck’s (MRK) LYNPARZA has been approved in Japan for the treatment of three types of advanced cancer: ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancer. The approvals authorize LYNPARZA for use as maintenance treatment after first-line chemotherapy for the above cancers. The parallel approvals by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare are based on results from the PAOLA-1, PROfound, and POLO Phase 3 trials, which each were published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Dave Fredrickson, executive vice president, oncology business unit, AstraZeneca, stated, “These three approvals allow patients in Japan to be treated with LYNPARZA, a targeted treatment personalized to their specific biomarkers. They further underline the critical importance of biomarker testing at diagnosis, which helps physicians determine a course of treatment tailored to their individual patients to substantially delay disease progression.”


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(Read Original Story: LYNPARZA® (olaparib) Receives Three New Approvals in Japan in Business Wire)


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