Big Pharma Explores New Frontier Of Lung Cancer Immunotherapy
Lung cancer wasn’t viewed traditionally as a tumor that would respond to immunotherapy. But with checkpoint inhibitor data looking promising, big pharma is diving in and prioritizing the disease, reeled in by the large patient population and high unmet need.
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