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Boehringer Third-Generation Lung Cancer Drug Deemed 'Breakthrough' Therapy

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Executive Summary

Boehringer Ingelheim won a breakthrough therapy designation from the US FDA for its lung cancer drug candidate BI 1482694 (HM61713), a third generation epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that the German firm licensed from Hanmi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. in July, which will face stiff competition from several other EGFR-targeting therapies.