Clovis Withdraws Rubraca’s Original Ovarian Cancer Indication Shows FDA Emphasis On Survival Data
Clovis’ argument that an overall survival advantage seen for the chemotherapy control arm in the ARIEL4 trial is an artifact of the crossover design does not keep third-line and later ovarian cancer use on label; sNDA for first-line maintenance delayed.
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