Incyte’s Jakafi Gets Additional Claim Based On Patient-Reported Outcomes
Jakafi is the first approved treatment for myelofibrosis, a rare bone marrow cancer, but Incyte will also be able to claim efficacy against the symptoms of the disease thanks to data in labeling from a patient-reported outcomes tool.
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