Deals Driving Oncology: ImmunoGen CEO Mark Enyedy on Biopharma’s Year Ahead
Cancer continues to reign in 2018 as the emperor of all maladies, with almost boundless opportunities for companies with a solid base in new science and a differentiated therapy set that can be tailored to the needs of individual patients not served by the current standard of care. ImmunoGen CEO Mark Enyedy tells In Vivo that there’s never been a better time for drugmakers in the oncology marketplace.
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