Down 7%: Clovis' ASCO News

Clovis Oncology's  lung cancer drug CO-1686 was in the spotlight at ASCO today, and, while the drug seemed to be potentially more effective than AstraZeneca's  competitor AZD9291, the stock still dropped.

In a phase 1/2 trial, CO-1686 caused high blood sugar in 22% of patients, according to Clovis, and CEO Pat Mahaffay reportedly commented that a few patients had to receive insulin injections to handle their hyperglycemia.

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