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  • 08 Nov 2019 2:21 PM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved luspatercept-aamt (Reblozyl; Celgene) for treatment of anemia in adult patients with beta thalassemia who require regular red blood cell transfusions. Read full press release

  • 07 Nov 2019 9:02 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves Ziextenzo (pegfilgrastim-bmez).  Ziextenzo, a biosimilar of Neulasta, is a long-acting G-CSF indicated to decrease the incidence of infection, as manifested by febrile neutropenia, in patients with non-myeloid malignancies receiving myelosuppressive anti-cancer drugs associated with a clinically significant incidence of febrile neutropenia.  Ziextenzo is indicated to decrease the incidence of infection, as manifested by febrile neutropenia, in patients with non-myeloid malignancies receiving myelosuppressive anti-cancer drugs associated with a clinically significant incidence of febrile neutropenia. Read full press release.


  • 31 Oct 2019 1:57 PM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

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

  • 27 Sep 2019 12:23 PM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved daratumumab (Darzalex, Janssen) for adult patients with multiple myeloma in combination with bortezomib, thalidomide, and dexamethasone in newly diagnosed patients who are eligible for autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT). Read full press release.

  • 20 Sep 2019 11:22 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved apalutamide (Erleada; Janssen) for patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC). Apalutamide was initially approved in 2018 for patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Read full press release. 

  • 17 Sep 2019 2:00 PM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to the combination of pembrolizumab (Keytruda; Merck) plus lenvatinib (Lenvima; Eisai) for the treatment of patients with advanced endometrial carcinoma that is not microsatellite instability high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) and who have disease progression following prior systemic therapy but are not candidates for curative surgery or radiation. Read full press release. 

  • 16 Aug 2019 10:58 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to entrectinib (Rozlytrek; Genentech) for adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older with solid tumors that have a neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase (NTRK) gene fusion without a known acquired resistance mutation, are metastatic or where surgical resection is likely to result in severe morbidity, and have progressed following treatment or have no satisfactory standard therapy. Read full press release. 

  • 01 Aug 2019 7:40 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved pembrolizumab (Keytruda; Merck) for patients with recurrent, locally advanced or metastatic, squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus (ESCC) whose tumors express PD-L1 (Combined Positive Score [CPS] ≥10), as determined by an FDA-approved test, with diesease progression after one or more prior lines of systemic therapy. Read full press release. 

  • 28 Jun 2019 11:10 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved daratumumab (DARZALEX, Janssen Biotech, Inc.) in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone for patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who are ineligible for autologous stem cell transplant. Read full press release. 

  • 18 Jun 2019 12:01 PM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to pembrolizumab (Keytruda; Merck) for patients with metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC) with disease progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy and at least one other prior line of therapy. Read full press release. 

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