Seattle Genetics to halt late-stage study of leukemia drug

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June 19 (Reuters) - U.S. drug developer Seattle Genetics Inc
<SGEN.O> said on Monday it would discontinue a late-stage study
of its drug to treat older patients with acute myeloid leukemia
due to safety concerns.
    The trial data showed a higher rate of deaths in patients
who took the drug, vadastuximab talirine, compared to those on a
placebo, the company said. [nBw1X7kYca]

 (Reporting by Akankshita Mukhopadhyay in Bengaluru; Editing by
Sai Sachin Ravikumar)
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