Post ASCO 2014, many journalists and commentators have hotly declared the third-generation EGFR inhibitor CO-1686 from Clovis Oncology to be a “loser.”
AstraZeneca have a competitor compound AZD9291 also in early stage development. We’ve been keenly following both compounds on the blog over the past year.
While the Clovis share price has dropped, we are certainly not declaring Clovis CO-1686 to be a loser at ASCO 2014, nor are we declaring AZD9291 to be winner – with no median survival data mature yet, it’s far too soon to call it either way.
For this piece, we interviewed Dr Pasi Jänne (DFCI) who presented the AZD9291 data at ASCO and Dr Lecia Sequist (MGH) who presented the CO-1686 data. We also gained perspectives from Dr Ross Camidge (Univ of Colorado), who has participated in both trials.
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