Resilience in purpose and openess in strategic direction are key dual features in the DNA of strong biotechs which succeed in the long run and live to survive the roller coaster ride that is oncology R&D.
Setbacks are to be expected, but what matters more is not that they happen, but the mettle and toughness to deal with them over time.
There is no doubt Clovis Oncology encountered a major setback with the abandonment of rociletinib in lung cancer, while the rise of PARP inhibitors meant they were well placed with the rucaparib development.
Beyond these events, what next?
It’s time to take a bigger picture look at what’s happening with the pipeline and where they might be heading since there could be some surprises in store…
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Not in Madrid – with the global pandemic continuing to exert a significant effect on the cancer conference season, the annual meetings continue apace virtually.
Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid
For this year’s ESMO meeting we have already covered immunotherapies, both early and late stage pipeline highlights and now it’s time to explore what to watch out for over the weekend on the early to mid stage targeted therapy front.
The good news is there is some potentially practice changing data being presented, as well as some novel approaches in preclinical development emerging. These should be hitting the clinic in the near to medium term future. On the other extreme is the more common problem whereby a few agents are showing signs of not holding up to their early promise/hype.
Let’s now take a look at what we can learn in the fourth and final ESMO Preview for 2020…
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