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Gilead Sciences said Wednesday that its cancer drug Trodelvy prolonged the survival of women with the most common form of breast cancer by just under 30% — a clinical trial result that could lead to a better treatment option for patients with advanced disease and strengthen the drug’s commercial outlook.

In the study, called TROPICS-02, Trodelvy showed a median overall survival of 14.4 months compared to 11.2 months for comparator chemotherapy. The survival benefit of 3.2 months was statistically significant and translated into a 21% reduction in the risk of death.

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