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Y-mabs files for EU approval for pediatric cancer drug

On Tuesday, Danish biotech firm Y-mabs submitted an application to get approval for the cancer drug omburtamab, according to the firm.

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US-Danish Biotech firm Y-mabs, which is listed on US Stock Exchange Nasdaq, has submitted a new application for marketing authorization for a cancer treatment. This was revealed after the close of trading on Tuesday.

The application revolves around the drug omburtamab and its use in pediatric patients with central nervous system (CNS)/leptomeningeal metastasis from neuroblastoma, a type of cancer.

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