Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Asco 2015 - Welcoming Collaboration, Driving Innovation

“We are eager to share the latest early data for avelumab at ASCO,” said Belén Garijo, Member of our executive Board and CEO Healthcare, “this is the first time we will be presenting data on avelumab as an alliance. And we are making good progress with our Evofosfamide drug candidate for the possible treatment of pancreatic cancer as well as soft tissue sarcoma.”


Asco 2015 (May 29 – June 2, Chicago, USA)

At this year’s Asco annual meeting we for the first time hosted a media briefing together with Pfizer, our partner in the field of immuno-onncology. This event took place May 31st. Here we provide latest information about our drug candidates avelumab, evofosfamide and disease areas we are targeting.

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