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FDA Approves Imetelstat for Myelodysplastic Syndromes with Transfusion-Dependent Anemia

On June 6, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved imetelstat, an oligonucleotide telomerase inhibitor, for adults with low- to intermediate-1 risk myelodysplastic syndromes with transfusion-dependent anemia—requiring 4 or more red blood cell units over 8 weeks—who have not responded to or have lost response to or are ineligible for erythropoiesis-stimulating agents. 

For more information read the FDA announcement and the Geron announcement

Posted 6/7/2024