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Pfizer is in talks to acquire Seagen, the latest potential deal for a big drug company aimed at adding a promising class of targeted cancer therapies, according to The Wall Street Journal. Seagen was in advanced talks last year to be acquired by Merck, but the two sides failed to reach agreement. A deal would help Pfizer add to its lineup of cancer treatments a class of agents that have shown promise working with so-called immunotherapies against some of the most prevalent tumors. It could also help Pfizer offset $17 billion in sales that the company projects it could lose due to patent expirations by 2030.

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