Contribute Try STAT+ Today

Beyondspring’s stock price tripled in August after the New York drug maker said its experimental treatment helped patients with advanced lung cancer live longer. But detailed results presented Monday revealed issues with the conduct and analysis of the clinical trial — leaving the company’s claim of a survival benefit open for debate.

Physicians and investors will argue over the merits of Beyondspring’s drug, called plinabulin, but ultimately, the Food and Drug Administration will decide if it should be approved to treat patients with lung cancer. The company has said it intends to file early next year based on the results from its clinical trial.

Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free!

GET STARTED

What is it?

STAT+ is STAT's premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.

What's included?

  • Daily reporting and analysis
  • The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters
  • Subscriber-only newsletters
  • Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day
  • STAT+ Conversations
  • Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations
  • Exclusive industry events
  • Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country
  • The best reporters in the industry
  • The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry
  • And much more
  • Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr.

Create a display name to comment

This name will appear with your comment