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Mary Jo Laffler

Mary Jo Laffler oversees US commercial content for Informa’s pharmaceutical news publications, working with a group of talented reporters and editors covering business, commercial and clinical news. She brings 16 years of experience reporting on the pharmaceutical industry for the Pink Sheet and affiliated publications, serving previously as Bureau Chief for Clinical Development and Business News, managing editor of the Pink Sheet and as one of the first managing editors for the Pink Sheet DAILY. While wearing many hats has given Mary Jo a wide-ranging knowledge of the commercial and regulatory challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry, her specialty is in analyzing drug development news and R&D strategy.

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Pfizer’s Hopes For Ibrance In Adjuvant Breast Cancer Fall With PALLAS

Ibrance (palbociclib) is unlikely to succeed in the adjuvant trial, the data safety monitoring board concluded. Pfizer has another adjuvant trial due later this year. 

Clinical Trials Research & Development

Allogene Takes Step Closer To Off-The-Shelf CAR-Ts

Phase I data presented at ASCO for ALLO-501 offer proof of concept for the CD19 allogeneic CAR-T and a companion drug, ALLO-647, for lymphodepletion. 

ASCO Clinical Trials

Roche's Tecentriq Notches Approval For First-Line NSCLC Monotherapy

The company is getting more attention these days for its TIGIT inhibitor tiragolumab in combination with Tecentriq for 1L NSCLC, but a new 1L monotherapy indication for Tecentriq helps it compete against Keytruda. 

Approvals ImmunoOncology

Clovis’s Rubraca Is First PARP For Prostate Cancer, But AZ’s Lynparza Coming Soon

The limitations of launching during the pandemic will make it difficult to capitalize on a short window between the approvals.

Approvals Launches

Sanofi/Regeneron Ready To Forge Ahead With Libtayo Filings In NSCLC

Cemiplimab was a latecomer to the PD-1/L1 class, but a Phase III success in lung cancer will bring it to the main stage for immuno-oncology.

Clinical Trials Cancer

Deal Watch: Vir Partnering With Alnylam, WuXi On Coronavirus Treatments

US biotech expands 2017 collaboration with Alnylam and inks collaboration with WuXi. Plus deals involving AbbVie, Allergan, Amazon, Thermo Fisher, Qiagen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Trutino, Taiho, Arcus, Eisai, Fuji Yakuhin, Hikma, Glenmark, Hanmi, GC, Bayer, GW.

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