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  • 29 Jun 2018 10:46 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved encorafenib and binimetinib (Braftovi and Mektovi; Array BioPharma) in combination for patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma with BRAF V600E or V600K mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test. Read full press release.

  • 29 Jun 2018 10:41 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved bevacizumab (Avastin; Genentech) for patients with epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer in combination with carboplat and paclitaxel, followed by single-agent bevacizumab, for stage III or IV disease after initial surgical resection. Read full press release. 

  • 29 Jun 2018 10:31 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to pembrolizumab (Keytruda; Merck) for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with refractory primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL), or who have relapsed after two or more prior lines of therapy. Read full press release.

  • 29 Jun 2018 9:43 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted regular approval to venetoclax (Venclexta; AbbVie and Genentech) for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), with or without 17p deletion, who have received at least one prior therapy. Read full press release.

  • 29 Jun 2018 9:30 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah; Novartis), a CD19-directed genetically modified autologous T-cell immunotherapy, for adult patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma after two or more lines of systemic therapy including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) not otherwise specified, high grade B-cell lymphoma and DLBCL arising from follicular lymphoma. Read full press release. 

  • 29 Jun 2018 8:48 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved rucaparib (Rubraca; Clovis Oncology), a poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, for the maintenance treatment of recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer who are in a complete or partial response to platinum-based chemotherapy. Read full press release.

  • 29 Jun 2018 8:30 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration osimertinib (Tagrisso; AstraZeneca) for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 19 deletions or exon 21 L858R mutations, as detected by an FDA-approved test. Read full press release.

  • 29 Jun 2018 8:23 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted regular approval to dabrafenib (Tafinlar; Novartis) and trametinib (Mekinist; Novartis) in combination for the adjuvant treatment of patients with melanoma with BRAF 600E or V600K mutations, as detected by an FDA-approved test, and involvement of lymph node(s), following complete resection. Read full press release. 

  • 29 Jun 2018 8:16 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved nivolumab and ipilimumab (Opdivo and Yervoy; Bristol-Myers Squibb) in combination for the treatment of intermediate or poor risk, previously untreated advanced renal cell carcinoma. Read full press release. 

  • 29 Jun 2018 8:01 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved everolimus tablets for oral suspension (Afinitor Disperz; Novartis) for the adjunctive treatment of adult and pediatric patients aged 2 years and older with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)-associated partial-onset seizures. Everolimus is also approved for two other manifestations of TSC. TSC associated subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) and TSC-associated renal angiomyolipoma. Read full press release.

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