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Gilead Sciences Inc will acquire biopharmaceutical company Immunomedics Inc for $21 billion in a deal that would further expand Gilead's portfolio of cancer treatments, the companies said in a statement on Sunday.

The deal provides Gilead access to Immunomedics’ breast cancer treatment drug, Trodelvy, which was granted an accelerated FDA approval in April.

Gilead said it would issue a tender offer to bu...


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(Reuters) - American actress Kelly Preston who has appeared in films including “Jerry Maguire” and “Twins,” has died at aged 57 after battling breast cancer for nearly two years, her husband, John Travolta, announced in an Instagram post late on Sunday.

“It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer,” the 66-year-old “Grease” actor said in his post.

“Kelly’s love and life will al...


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(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said on Tuesday its treatment, Verzenio, met the trial goal of reducing the risk of early-stage breast cancer returning, sending the company’s shares up 11%.The treatment, also known as abemaciclib, is approved to treat certain forms of breast cancer but not prevent cancer from recurring, and analysts estimate the data could add billions to its sales.About 30% of patients with a common subtype of early breast cancer that the drug targets are at a high-risk of their...