GSK, Genmab leukemia drug fails to meet main trial goal

June 27, 2014 9:36 PM

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June 27 (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Genmab A/S said on Friday their cancer drug Arzerra failed to treat a type of leukemia more effectively than other drugs in a late-stage trial.

Arzerra, known chemically as ofatumumab, was being tested in patients with a type of blood cancer known as bulky fludarabine-refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia, as required by European regulators for conditional approval of the medicine.

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