Genmab and its partner Seagen have presented interim data from a study of the drug tisotumab vedotin in combination therapy with the treatment of recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer.
Genmab describes the data as "encouraging" in a press release on Sunday, in connection with this year's ESMO conference.
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