Clovis (NASDAQ:CLVS) was forced to admit an unpleasant defeat after data emerged showing no significant difference in survival rates for advanced pancreatic cancer patients treated with the company's drug candidate CO-101 versus the current chemotherapy treatment, gemcitabine. The news caused the stock to drop by nearly 40% on Monday. In this video, Motley Fool health care analyst Brenton Flynn tells us how the company plans to move forward in the face of these big losses, and why this has been a difficult space for other companies as well.

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