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AstraZeneca's blood cancer drug meets main goal in late-stage trial

AstraZeneca's blood cancer drug meets main goal in late-stage trial
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(Reuters) – AstraZeneca Plc said on Thursday its blood cancer drug met the primary endpoint of a final stage trial, the second success for the treatment in a month.

The drug, Calquence, showed meaningful improvement in patients with lymphocytic leukaemia when compared with a chemotherapy-based treatment, the company said.

Calquence, which is already approved by the U.S. drug regulator to treat a rare type of blood cancer, also met the primary endpoint in a trial in May testing the drug in comparison with available treatment.

(Reporting by Sangameswaran S in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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