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GSK unveil appointment coup for board of directors

Published on: 21/07/17

GSK continue its appointment spree with a particularly notable staff acquisition, with leading immuno-oncology scientist, Dr Laurie Glimcher, joining its Board of Directors. It is becoming evident that new CEO, Emma Walmsley, is aiming to put her own stamp onto the company through a series of high-profile R&D appointments.

Bristol-Myers Squibb enters academic R&D tie-up

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Bristol-Myers Squibb and The Johns Hopkins University have entered into a collaboration agreement, as part of the pharma firm’s rare cancer R&D program in the US.

As part of the program, Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center will conduct a range of early phase clinical studies. BMS will also fund positions within the university’s fellowship program.

GSK and Merck to study immunotherapy combo in solid tumours

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GSK and Merck will start a Phase I clinical trial in humans to evaluate GSK’s investigational cancer drugs with the immuno-oncology drug Keytruda.

GSK will trial its immunotherapy GSK3174998 alone and in combination with Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, Keytruda (pembrolizumab). The study will test the drugs in patients with locally advanced, recurrent or metastatic solid tumours that have progressed after standard treatment.

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