- AstraZeneca said its small cell lung cancer drug had met its primary goal as it showed a 'clinically-meaningful' improvement in survival rates of patients suffering from the disease compared with chemotherapy alone.

A planned interim analysis conducted by an Independent Data Monitoring Committee concluded that the trial had met its primary endpoint by showing a 'statistically-significant and clinically-meaningful improvement in OS in patients treated with Imfinzi in combination with standard-of-care etoposide and platinum-based chemotherapy options versus chemotherapy alone,' the company said.

'The safety and tolerability for this Imfinzi combination was consistent with the known safety profiles of these medicines,' it added.

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