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Ascendis ready with clinical trial of another cancer drug

In January, Ascendis announced that its first potential cancer treatment was ready for clinical trials. The biotech company now seeks FDA approval to begin trials with a second cancer drug.

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Ambitions grow in the Danish biotech company Ascendis Pharma. On Tuesday, the company announced that it has applied for FDA approval of clinical trials with yet another potential drug for cancer treatment.

The drug candidate Transcon IL-2 β/γ, which is designed to improve cancer immunotherapy, is ready for a phase 1/2 clinical trial including patients with advanced cancer, pending FDA approval.

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