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An AstraZeneca (AZN) immunotherapy won approval from U.S. regulators for use in lung cancer, opening up a multibillion-dollar market for a medicine that has so far lagged behind competitors, Reuters tells us. Known as Imfinzi, the drug will be given to non-small cell lung cancer patients with inoperable mid-stage disease that has not spread widely, the first immunotherapy to be approved in this setting. The endorsement gives AstraZeneca a chance to intervene earlier in lung cancer, distinguishing it from rivals that have approval for tackling advanced or metastatic disease.

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