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  • 21 Apr 2020 9:06 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to pemigatinib (PEMAZYRE, Incyte Corporation) for the treatment of adults with previously treated, unresectable locally advanced or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma with a fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) fusion or other rearrangement as detected by an FDA-approved test. Read full press release

  • 13 Apr 2020 8:31 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved selumetinib (Koselugo; AstraZeneca) for neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) who have symptomatic, inoperable plexiform neurocfibromas (PN). Read full press release.

  • 09 Apr 2020 1:52 PM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved encorafenib (BRAFTOVI, Array BioPharma Inc.) in combination with cetuximab for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) with a BRAF V600E mutation, detected by an FDA-approved test, after prior therapy. Read full press release.

  • 09 Apr 2020 1:45 PM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved luspatercept-aamt (REBLOZYL, Celgene Corporation) for the treatment of anemia failing an erythropoiesis stimulating agent and requiring 2 or more red blood cell (RBC) units over 8 weeks in adult patients with very low- to intermediate-risk myelodysplastic syndromes with ring sideroblasts (MDS-RS) or with myelodysplastic /myeloproliferative neoplasm with ring sideroblasts and thrombocytosis (MDS/MPN-RS-T). Read full press release.

  • 01 Apr 2020 9:34 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved durvalumab (IMFINZI, AstraZeneca) in combination with etoposide and either carboplatin or cisplatin as first-line treatment of patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC). Read full press release.

  • 11 Mar 2020 4:11 PM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to the combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab (OPDIVO and YERVOY, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.) for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have been previously treated with sorafenib. Read full press release

  • 03 Mar 2020 9:27 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved isatuximab-irfc (SARCLISA, sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC) in combination with pomalidomide and dexamethasone for adult patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least two prior therapies including lenalidomide and a proteasome inhibitor. Read full press release.

  • 27 Feb 2020 9:19 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to tazemetostat (Tazverik; Epizyme) for adults and pediatric patients aged 16 years and older with metastatic or locally advanced epithelioid sarcoma not eligible for complete resection. Read full press release.

  • 27 Feb 2020 7:13 AM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved neratinib (Nerlynx; Puma Biotechnology) in combination with capecitabine for adult patients with advanced or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer who have received two or more prior anti-HER2 based regimens in the metastatic setting. Read full press release.

  • 08 Jan 2020 2:47 PM | Nathan Strunk (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved pembrolizumab (Keytruda; Merck) for the treatment of patients with Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG)-unresponsive, high-risk, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) with carcinoma in situ (CIS) with or without papillary tumors who are ineligible for or have elected not to undergo cystectomy. Read full press release.

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