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  • 15 Jan 2019 2:45 PM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved cabozantinib (Cabometyz; Exelixis) for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have been previously treated with sorafenib. Read full press release.

  • 14 Jan 2019 3:27 PM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved gilteritinib (Xospata; Astellas) for treatment of adult patients who have relapsed or refractory acut myeloid leukemia (AML) with a FLT3 mutation as detected by an FDA approved test. Read full press release.

  • 14 Jan 2019 3:24 PM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved atezolizumab (Tecentriq; Genentech) in combination with bevacizumab, paclitaxel, and carboplatin for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer (NSq NSCLC) with no EGFR or ALK genomic tumor aberrations. Read full press release.

  • 14 Jan 2019 3:08 PM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved romiplostim (Nplate; Amgen) for pediatric patients 1 year of age and older with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) for at least 6 months who have had an insufficient response to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins, or splenectomy. Read full press release

  • 14 Jan 2019 3:02 PM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to pembrolizumab (Keytruda; Merck) for adult and pediatric patients with recurrent locally advanced or metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). Read full press release.

  • 14 Jan 2019 2:26 PM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved olaparib (Lynparza; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals) for the maintenance treatment of adult patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline or somatic BRCA-mutated (gBRCAm or sBRCAm) advanced epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer who are in complete or partial response to first-line platinum-based chemotherapy. Read full press release.

  • 14 Jan 2019 2:02 PM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved ravulizumab-owvz (Ultomiris; Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) for adult patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). Read full press release

  • 21 Sep 2018 10:55 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved ibrutinib (Imbruvica; Pharmacyclics) plus rituximab (Rituxan) for the treatment of adult patients with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM). Read full press release. 

  • 21 Sep 2018 8:13 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved moxetumomab pasudoltox-tdfk (Lumoxiti; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals), a CD22-directed cytotoxin indicated for adult patients with relapased or refractory hairy cell leukemia (HCL) who received at least two prior systemic therapies, including treatment with a purine nucleoside analog (PNA). Read full press release. 

  • 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.

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