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  • 01 Sep 2016 7:39 PM | Anonymous

    On September 1st, 2016 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved BLINCYTO┬« (blinatumomab) for use in pediatric patients with relapsed or refractory Ph-negative B cell precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Read more. 

  • 18 Aug 2016 7:39 PM | Anonymous

    FDA granted accelerated approval to pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA injection, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.) for the treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) with disease progression on or after platinum-containing chemotherapy. Read more. 

  • 18 May 2016 7:38 PM | Anonymous

    FDA gave accelerated approval to atezolizumab injection (Tecentriq, Genentech, Inc.) for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma who have disease progression during or following platinum-containing chemotherapy or have disease progression within 12 months of neoadjuvant or adjuvant treatment with platinum-containing chemotherapy. Atezolizumab is a programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) blocking antibody. Read more. 

  • 17 May 2016 7:37 PM | Anonymous

    FDA granted accelerated approval to nivolumab (Opdivo, marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb) for the treatment of patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) that has relapsed or progressed after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and post-transplantation brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris). Read more. 

  • 25 Apr 2016 7:37 PM | Anonymous

    IFDA approved cabozantinib (CABOMETYX, Exelixis, Inc.) for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma in patients who have received prior anti-angiogenic therapy. Read more. 

  • 15 Apr 2016 7:36 PM | Anonymous

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for its lung cancer therapy for the second-line treatment of patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. Read more. 

  • 11 Apr 2016 7:36 PM | Anonymous

    The U. S. Food and Drug Administration approved venetoclax (VENCLEXTA tablets, marketed by AbbVie, Inc. and Genentech USA, Inc.) for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with 17p deletion, as detected by an FDA-approved test, who have received at least one prior therapy. Read more. 

  • 11 Mar 2016 7:35 PM | Anonymous

    U. S. Food and Drug Administration approved crizotinib capsules (Xalkori, Pfizer, Inc.) for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors are ROS1-positive. Crizotinib was first approved in 2011 for the treatment of patients whose tumors are anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive. Read more. 

  • 26 Feb 2016 7:34 PM | Anonymous

    FDA approved obinutuzumab (Gazyva Injection, Genentech, Inc.) for use in combination with bendamustine followed by obinutuzumab monotherapy for the treatment of patients with follicular lymphoma (FL) who relapsed after, or are refractory to, a rituximab-containing regimen. Obinutuzumab was previously approved for use in combination with chlorambucil for the treatment of patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Read more. 

  • 25 Feb 2016 7:34 PM | Anonymous

    U. S. Food and Drug Administration approved everolimus (Afinitor , Novartis) for the treatment of adult patients with progressive, well-differentiated non-functional, neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of gastrointestinal (GI) or lung origin with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic disease. Read more. 

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